Cold weather outdoors combined with dry heat indoors makes it easy to get cracked dry lips.
The best solution is to use a lip balm that has moisturizing qualities and doesn’t add to the dryness. There are some formulas out there that only increase your need to keep applying. Carmex is one of them because it contains salycilic acid, an ingredient used to dry out acne.
Lip balms with a strong smell and flavor have an added bonus: they keep your breath fresh! (Please don’t use it as a substitute to brushing your teeth or chewing gum).