Red Lips and Wine Sips!
While chapped lips are perfectly normal during the winter months, they become a matter of concern if you have them all year around. Not only do they make it hard for you to showcase that beautiful smile but are sometimes painful as well. So, if you are looking for a chapped lips remedy that can instantly make you feel good, you are at the right place. Here is a bag full of home remedies that offer an instant cure and a reason to smile.
Ready to bring your kissalicious lips back? But first, you need to know the major causes of chapped lips.
- Drinking and smoking
- Allergies that poor-quality lip balms cause
- Use of retinoids and chemotherapy drugs
- Sun damage
- Excessive licking of lips
Now let’s quickly jump to the remedies without wasting any time.
Petroleum Jelly + Honey
Apply a layer of honey and then petroleum jelly on your lips and leave it for 15 minutes. Wipe it off using a tissue or cloth (damp). Repeat this for a week for great results. Honey has antibacterial properties that work like magic while its humectant nature seals the moisture in the skin. Petroleum jelly, on the other hand, prevents the skin from drying while nourishing it.
Carrier Oil + Essential Oil
Mix any of the carrier oils (coconut, olive, castor, almond or jojoba oil) with 1-2 drops of essential oil (tea tree, grapeseed or neem oil) and mix it using a spoon. Apply this blend thrice a day. You can even apply it while going to bed. Carrier oils are known for their moisturising and lubrication properties while essential oils help in preventing infection.
Rose Petals + Raw Milk
Woah! This one is my personal favourite. Soak rose petals in raw milk for almost 3 hours. Mash the petals to create a paste-like mixture. Apply it on your lips and leave it for about 20 minutes. Use regular water to wash off the mixture. Rose petals not only retain the natural colour of the lips but also nourish them. Lactic acid in milk exfoliates the dead skin while the essential fats, vitamins, and minerals nourish and hydrate the lips.
A Slice of Cucumber
Rub a slice of cucumber gently on your lips, twice a day for about a minute or two. You can even create a mask by crushing 2-3 slices and then apply it on your lips. The dryness and flakiness will be gone in a few weeks.
An Aloe Leaf
Pick a fresh aloe leaf and scoop out the gel in a container. Apply the gel while going to bed. Aloe Vera soothes chapped skin and removes dead skin.
Green Tea + Hot Water
This one is quite easy to achieve. When you are having that afternoon green tea dose at work, instead of throwing the bag, place it on the lips and leave on for a few minutes. The antioxidants and tannins help keep the dehydration away from the lips. Green tea also offers relief in the burning sensation that accompanies dryness.
The essential fatty acids in cocoa butter deeply nourish and condition the lips. Do this every day for over a week, and you will be amazed at the results.
Make a mix of lemon juice, honey and castor oil and apply as a mask on your lips. Rinse with regular water after 10 minutes. Do this for 7-10 days, and you will not be able to thank this jobless blogger enough.
Out of all the remedies mentioned above for chapped lips, pick the one that suits you best and is easy for you to perform daily and chapped lips will become a thing of the past. Also, be sure of keeping your body hydrated at all times. Drink plenty of water and refrain from smoking and drinking to retain the pinkness of your lips.