Cracked corners of the mouth are generally caused by a build-up of saliva that dries and then creates irritation. This warm, moist environment can also make the perfect breeding ground for yeast infections which can cause discomfort.
There are a few different reasons why saliva gets trapped in the corners of your mouth such as dentures, braces, smoking, sagging skin and even crooked teeth. Diabetes can also put you more at risk, as well as being deficient in vitamin B and iron. This may explain why it often occurs when you’re feeling run down or are getting over an illness.
When you feel soreness start to appear around your mouth, the most effective way of soothing it is with a moisturising lip balm. This creates both a physical and biological barrier around the mouth and lips while also preventing any future chapping.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume Lips is suitable for anyone with extreme dryness around their mouth. It’s also formulated with minimal ingredients and fragrance so it can be used on even the most sensitive of skin.
If you think that you may have a more severe case and a fungal infection, you’ll need to book an appointment with your GP for further treatment and advice.Discover La Roche-Posay’s range of soothing lip balms