Music Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Chapped lips or dry lips are fairly uncomfortable. They are much more common in cold weather but fortunately, they are very easy to treat. There are probably hundreds of products out in the market that work really well for dry or chapped lips. Some of the products that work the best though can in some circumstances cause little bumps at the edge of the lip where the lip meets the skin, usually on the upper lip more so than on the lower lip.
And they usually have the appearance of either being skin colored or red, white and sometimes even little black dots. What they really represent is little pimples, whiteheads or blackheads and the come from some of the waxes in the ingredients in the lip balm that actually cause clogging of the pores right at the edge of the lip. The best thing to do is to try to prevent them and the way to do that is to try and keep the lip balm away from that very thing edge of your lip. And if you already have those little.