Chapped lips or cheilitis are a major concern during winter as it causes pain and embarrassment. It is caused by peeling or cracking of the skin on the lips. To get that perfect look for your day out it is necessary to have a smooth, glossy looking lip. Here are few simple, effective ways to get those beautiful lips easily at home.
Before starting any remedy for chapped lips, it is important to remove the dead skin on the lips. To do this, soak a clean cloth in warm water and gently rub on the lips. Do not scrub too hard or pull on the dead skin. This will cause pain and increased inflammation. After getting rid of the dead skin on the lips, we are now ready to heal the lips.
Here Are 7 Natural Remedies For Chapped Lips:
Oils are natural lubricants and moisturizing agents. Use any type of edible oil as medication for chapped lips. Coconut oil and olive oil are the ones preferably used. Dab few drops of oil on your lips and leave it for few minutes. Keep re-applying after 2-3 hours.
Apply honey on your lips and leave it for few minutes. Re-apply after 4-5 hours.
Cut cucumber into slices and rub it gently on your lips. You can also leave the slices on your lips while lying down. The cucumber juice will re-hydrate the dried lips and help heal them faster.
4. Aloe Vera
Cut a piece of aloe vera from your garden. Apply the thick liquid that oozes out from it on your lips. Leave it on for few minutes and then wash it off. Aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and prevents the drying of lips.
Soak the tea bags in your kitchen cupboard in luke warm water. Squeeze out the excess water. Leave the moist teabag on your chapped lips for 10-15 minutes. The tannins in the tea will help to decrease the browning of your lips and the moisture of the teabag will hydrate the dry lips.
6. Honey, Olive Oil Mix
Mix 1 part honey with 1 part olive oil. Apply a small amount on your dried lips with your fingers. Leave it on your lips for 5-10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Repeat every day for a week to get smooth lips.
7. Lemon Juice, Sugar, Honey Mix
Mix 1 part lemon juice, 1 part sugar and 1 part honey. Make a mixture of this and apply on your lips. Scrub your lips gently for 4-5 minutes. Remove the mix by washing.