Why are the lips so sensitive?
The lips are one of the parts of the face, along with the nose, that are most exposed to cold and wind, as they form a relief in the structure of your skin. They are therefore the parts of the face most exposed to external aggressions (pollution, wind, UV rays, cold, but also hot, acidic or spicy foods).
At the border between the mucous part of the mouth and the epidermis, the lips form a sort of transitional tissue between these two areas, resulting in a number of specific characteristics:
- Their skin is about 5 times thinner than that of the face
- They have no sebaceous or sweat glands, so their horny layer is non-existent and their hydrolipidic film is permeable
- Their pink colour is due to the large number of blood vessels they contain
- They contain a large amount of collagen and elastin, which gives them their natural volume
Lips are also sensitive because some of our habits make them more fragile. One of the main reasons for chapping is that we moisten our lips with our tongue as soon as they become tight, thinking that this will soothe them.
However, the relief is only temporary: although saliva moisturises at the time, it evaporates after a few seconds and dries them out even more, particularly because of the enzymes that saliva contains and which dehydrate the tissues.
Finally, lips can also become sensitive for other reasons: allergies to unsuitable cosmetic products, matte lipsticks that dry them out, taking medication, infectious causes (such as fever blisters) or simply the passage of time, which reduces the natural production of collagen and elastin in the lips. Lips thin at a rate of 1% per year from the age of 40.
What are the solutions for treating chapped lips?
As the skin of the lips is thinner than the skin of the face, it is essential to pay special attention to them as soon as you feel small rednesses, irritations or small cracks... this means that they need comfort!
Daily make-up removal
There are many cosmetic products that can dry out your lips, such as matte lipsticks that don't transfer or last long. Just like the skin on your face, your lips need daily cleansing to restore their natural comfort.
Lightning Cleansing Oil, enriched with nourishing and detoxifying plant oils (organic Sunflower, organic Jojoba and Apricot Kernel), removes make-up from the lips without damaging them, and even removes waterproof lipstick. With it, say goodbye to reusable cotton pads that irritate the most sensitive lips and adopt a gentle gesture by removing your make-up with your fingertips.
Take care of your lips with PATYKA's targeted care products
For moisturised and beautified lips every day, discover the NUTRI range, the latest innovation from PATYKA Advanced Research. Nourishing care products that are 100% natural and vegan, enriched with organic Plum Oil and organic Sunflower Oil, 100% French.
A real SOS treatment, BOUCHE À BOUCHE Lip Balm comes to the rescue of dry and chapped lips. Thanks to its ultra-nourishing natural formula, it repairs, nourishes, smoothes, plumps and protects the most fragile lips from the cold. Say goodbye to feelings of discomfort. Its creamy texture melts into the lips in no time and acts as a real protective shield against external aggressions. Special mention for its irresistible fragrance with vanilla and fruity notes.
Organic French Plum Oil, grown in the Lot-et-Garonne region, is rich in fatty acids and intensely nourishes the skin. Organic Sunflower Oil is the richest vegetable oil in vitamin E, an essential molecule in the fight against oxidation. It is an important protective ally for your lips. Organic Shea Butter is regenerating and activates healing by nourishing the cells thanks to its vitamin A, D and E content.
To be used as a nutri-preventive action, or as often as your mouth needs it.
The tube of BOUCHE À BOUCHE Lip Balm is made of 50% recycled plastic from milk bottles and is 100% recyclable.