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What Is Lanolin? Inside The Ingredient That Fights Chapped Lips

Winter may be over, but for many of us, the havoc it wreaks on our lips remains year-round.

Having dry, chapped lips is a common issue, so there are many remedies on the market that aim to ameliorate the cracking and swelling. One of the most interesting ingredients that many dermatologists and consumers swear by comes from sheep and is often used in nipple cream.

We’re talking about lanolin.

“Anyone who is allergic to wool products, or those who feel itchy after use or might be sensitive to lanolin, should avoid it,” said Rachel Nazarian, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.

“I also recommend that those with acne-prone skin should avoid using it to prevent risk of increasing their breakouts, since lanolin is essentially the skin oil from sheep. But using it on your lips should be no issue unless you’re allergic.”



Source : HuffPost – What Is Lanolin? Inside The Ingredient That Fights Chapped Lips Edited By, Caroline Bologna

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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