Is Your Stomach Responsible For Your Chapped Lips?

Your body is an intricate, complex, and interconnected system. So it makes sense to think that your skin is connected to your stomach in some way, shape, or form. If there’s an issue with one part of your body, it likely will affect the rest in some manner. The question is, how can the stomach then be responsible for chapped lips? And what can we do about it?

The stomach is mostly involved with the breaking down and digestion of food. It produces acids and enzymes to help aid in that task. Saliva also contains these enzymes born in the stomach. So if a problem in the stomach should occur (such as too much acidity in the stomach due to stress or eating certain foods), then that problem will likely transfer to the mouth through the saliva, and thus your lips.

We know that saliva evaporates quickly from the lips, drying them out. The enzymes in the saliva also break down the skin barriers of the lips, further chapping them. How much more so if there’s a gastro-intestinal issue! This is why it’s so important to take care of the inside of your body, because more often than not what goes on in the inside will be reflected on the outside in some way.

If a gastro-intestinal issue is present, then it may be difficult for the body to absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal skin health, and the health of your body in general. A more acidic stomach will likely destroy more vitamins from food than can be absorbed. This can cause a whole myriad of problems if not dealt with promptly.

So what can we do about it? One solution is to try to restore the pH level in our stomach back to normal using a baking soda. Simply mix in about ΒΌ teaspoon of baking soda in some water. Stir it up really well, and drink it before the baking soda can settle. You can also drink a similar solution that uses epsom salts, however that has a strong laxative effect.

You can also try to naturally detoxify your body. It makes sense that if there are unnatural substances in your body from pollution or additives in food that it could potentially alter the chemical balance in your stomach. You can use lemon juice or wheatgrass juice to help with this.

If you think you have a problem with your stomach and that it may be causing your chapped lips, it is best to seek a medical professional for help. Restoring the health of your stomach will likely result in healthier and more vibrant looking skin and lips.