The skin on the lips is around three to four times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and sheds around four times as quickly. To make things worse, your smackers don’t have any sebaceous glands either, which means there’s no protective layer of sweat to keep them nice and soft.
Everything from eating and breathing to ‘excessive’ licking can dry out the skin on your lips (that coating of saliva actually strips away essential oils). And given that they’re exposed pretty much the whole time (unless of course, you happen to be a very lucky chap), it’s important to keep them hydrated and protected with a good product such. NIVEA MEN Active Care contains the intensive moisturisers and reparative ingredients like Vitamin E and Hop Extracts.