Tips To Cure Dry Chapped Lips

Almost all of us would be facing the fact of dry and chapped lips, specially, through the dry, cold and breezy climate. The skin on your lips being one of the most sensitive type will easily dry out making it to crack and desiccate gradually. These cracks may also get infected easily.

 Dry Chapped Lips

Dry Chapped Lips

Well, you need not worry over it anymore. Dry and chapped lips are caused due to certain factors (besides the climatic factor) and can be cured by easy home remedies.

Factors Causing the Dryness

  • Firstly you need be familiar with the factors that may be stealing the softness and glossiness from your lips.
  • Dehydration could be a reason for such state of your lips. In fact dry and chapped lips are actually considered a symptom for dehydration.
  • It could be as a result of licking lips again and again. Licking lips to wet them actually makes it more dry and dark.
  • As remarked earlier, changing weather could be a factor. You may find your lips to get dry and chapped as the winters approach. Dryness in both cold and heat can be cause of dry lips.

lip care

lip care

  • Lips may get dry and chapped if not taken proper care of.
  • It may be caused due to the skin’s exposure to sun, cosmetic products, excess of vitamin A, acid in citrus fruits or chemicals in toothpaste etc.
  • It could also be due some allergies or medications.
  • It may be caused as a part of conditions like thyroid, psoriases, diabetes and Down’s syndrome.
  • Dry lips can be a result of excessive smoking.

How to Cure Your Dry , Chapped Lips

Whatever the reason be for dryness of the lips, the important thing is to take proper care of it and to keep it moisturised. Below given tips will help you gain back your beautiful plump and pink lips.

Tips Cure Dry Chapped Lips

Tips Cure Dry Chapped Lips


Water

Water, in fact, is a solution to most dermal problems. Drinking plenty of water will help you stay well hydrated which in turn will give you smooth and elastic skin and lips. The water will also help you flush out all toxic substances piling up in the body.

Water

Water


Honey

Honey is a great option to cure dry lips as it is a god moisturiser. Mix it with glycerine or simply apply it alone to your lips, several times a day. In case your lips have started to crack, the anti-bacterial property of honey will prevent it from being infected as well.

Honey

Honey


Rosewater or Rose Petals

Rose petals are a good source of lip softener and also provides required protection to your lips. Using rose petals will cure your lips, impart shine and gloss to them. Wash the petals and soak them in milk or glycerine for few hours, grind them into a paste and apply it on lips before going to bed.

Rosewater or Rose Petals

Rosewater or Rose Petals

Rosewater can also be used for the same. Mix a teaspoon of it with a teaspoon of honey and apply it on lips. Wash with water and pat dry after 15 minutes. Make this a daily routine to replenish your lips.

Green Tea Bag

Green tea is always praised for its content of antioxidants. Using wet green tea bags to moisten your lips will make your lips moist and soft again. All you need to do is, take a used and cooled tea bag and press it against you lips for few minutes. Doing this regularly will help you regain beautiful lips.

Green Tea Bag

Green Tea Bag


Lemon Juice

Lemon is a good natural bleaching agent and hence good to lighten dark lips. It also helps to stop aging of the skin. Add a little lemon juice to some cream or milk and refrigerate it for an hour so before applying it on and around your lips. Doing it continuously for 3 days will give you the best results. It will help in softening and smoothening your lips by nourishing it.

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice


Cucumber

Cucumber is known to replenish chapped lips. All you need to do is rub a slice of cucumber and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat this process several times a day to attain faster results.

Cucumber

Cucumber


Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe has so many beauty benefits and curing dry lips is one of them. In this case it acts as a moisturiser due to its hygroscopic properties and uses its anti-inflammatory properties to heal the cracks. Try the process of applying freshly extracted aloe gel on your lips and leaving it until it dries off , naturally.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel


Natural Oils

Natural oils have vitamins and mineral to heal and enhance your skin and hair. Use coconut oil, olive oil, mustard or even castor oil to apply on lips, several times a day. This will keep your lips moisturised throughout the day hence healing its dryness.

Natural Oils

Natural Oils

Now that you are well versed with the causes and remedies to dry lips, you can take care proper care of them by staying away from factors that may cause your lips to dry and also by taking proper care of them with the above given tips. Always stay hydrated and care for your sensitive lips by applying petroleum jelly or even natural oils or fats.

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