Red rings around your lips won't give you a reason to smile. Take our quiz to get lip care advice on removing those red rings.
The red ring around lips is commonly referred to as:
- Dry lip dermatitis
- Smoocher's sydrome
- Lip licker's dermatitis
Repeated exposure to these substances can lead to lip licker's dermatitis:
- Water, soap or food.
- Toothpaste, mouthwash or baking soda.
- Alcohol, cigarettes or chewing tobacco.
Treating lip licker's dermatitis is simple.
If you can't kick the habit of licking your lips, this can help:
- Tobasco sauce
- Petroleum jelly
The red ring around your lips can be caused by an allergic reaction.
How many substances can cause allergic dermatitis?
- More than 3,000.
Perfume is not an irritant.
An allergic reaction can eventually progress to:
- Swelling and a third lip.
- Swelling and amputation.
- Blisters, flaking and cracking.
Allergic contact dermatitis may clear up on its own.
Lip licker's dermatitis can be red and itchy or:
- Excessively white and smooth.
- Full of holes and dry.
- Dry and bumpy