Why are human lips red?

We use them every day, but have you ever thought that your lips don’t look, feel or act like other parts of your body? Why are they so red, so delicate, and so prone to drought? And why did humans evolve to have lips when other creatures—birds and turtles, for example—get along just fine without them?

“Lips are fundamental to eating, breathing and speech,” says Noël Cameron, professor of humanities biology at Loughborough University in the UK, Live Science said in an email.

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