Oh chapped lips. The bane of many peoples lives. Lips are the most delicate and soft organ on our body and they have very soft surface layers of skin. They are more prone to destruction from the heat or the cold and therefor need extra care.
According to research, chapped lips can be caused by a variety of reasons. These reasons will be discussed as we continue with the article. They are usually as a result of lifestyle habits including not drinking enough water leaving the lips dehydrated, smoking and habitually licking the lips (which is a major cause of chapped and dry lips).
There are many commercial products available to treat chapped lips. But you can save money and easily get relief with some easy-to-follow natural remedies. These easy, fast and super affordable ways work to keep the lips looking good and can be done up to two times a week.
- Olive Oil
Add olive oil with about a teaspoon of sugar (granulated) to form a paste. Make sure lips are clean (free from lip balm, lipstick etc). Then rub the paste on the lips in gentle circular motion (this removes dead skin on the surface). Wipe this off with a warm towelette/rinse with lukewarm water. Moisturize the lips with favorite lip balm/oil. Finally rinse off the remaining mixture using lukewarm water.
Honey is a great moisturizer that also has healing and antibacterial properties to treat chapped lips. Simply apply pure organic honey on your chapped lips several times a day. You can also make a paste of honey and glycerin and apply it before going to bed to enjoy softer lips in the morning.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help heal chapped lips caused by cold or dry weather. Simply apply pure coconut oil several times a day on your lips to keep them moist. You can also use olive oil.
4. Milk Cream
The high fat content of milk cream makes it a great natural lip moisturizer. Apply fresh milk cream on your lips and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then gently wash your lips with a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water. Do this daily to help your lips heal faster.
5. Drink Lots of Water
In addition to everything above, drinking lots of water can also help you protect yourself from having chapped lips. It will provide the necessary moisture for this part of your body so that it can function well enough for you to use.