It is natural for everyone to have chapped lips, but the problem here lies that you can’t move your lips all the time like you want to, since it has restricted its movement from the wounds made from chapping. Chapped lips occur most of the time and it does so without warning. Having chapped lips is just normal. It isn’t even life threatening. There are different causes to chapped lips and most of them are associated to too much exposure to environmental elements such as sunlight, saliva or licking of the lips, dehydration, smoking, vitamin deficiency, harsh climate and allergy. Its symptoms include dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, tenderness and sores.
There are a lot of products sold online and at beauty stores near you, but most of them only make chapped lips worse. The remaining few does do its job, but oftentimes they can be too pricey you can’t maintain to use them. But these lip balm products come with common ingredients, which can be found mostly in your kitchen. Here are a couple of home remedies that you can use that is more affordable and has the same effects that expensive lip balms offer.
Just straight coconut oil will give your lips its needed moisturizer that was lost from the constant exposure to natural elements contributing to chapped lips. You only need to apply the coconut oil directly to your lips several times each day in order to keep it moist. As an alternative, you can use olive oil.
If you do not have any rose plant in your garden, you might want to buy a few of them at your local florist. But this is best used when you have your own supply of rose flowers. You may think that flowers only decorate your garden, but the petals of the rose actually has moisturizing properties that will help keep chapped lips out of the way.
Gather one handful of rose petals and wash it thoroughly with water. Soak all petals in milk for a couple of hours. If you have certain allergic reactions or concerns with dairy products, you can make use of glycerin. After soaking it, mash it up until it forms into a paste. Use the paste and apply it directly on dry lips for at least 2 to 3 times per day and also at night before you sleep.
Honey is a good source for moisturizing the skin and the lips. It also comes with antibacterial and healing properties that are proven to treat your chapped lips.
What you only need is pure organic honey, scoop a good amount that will coat your lips evenly. Repeat this process for a couple of times per day.
You can also prepare a honey paste mixed with glycerin. Use this mixture on your lips before you go to bed in order to feel softer lips by the next morning.
Sugar is an amazing ingredient that helps in exfoliating the dead cells away from the chapped lips. It will then restore the natural softness of your lips faster. However, you do not use sugar only.
Prepare 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon honey. Mix it well and use it on your lips. Leave it on for a couple of minutes. Using your fingers, rub the mixture gently around the lips in order to loosen up the dead skin cells. You will feel something peeling off form the surface of your lips from doing this. Afterwards, rinse it away with warm water.
Milk cream has a high content in fat, making it a natural ingredient for moisturizing your lips. Apply fresh cream onto your lips and leave it on for at least ten minutes. Rinse your lips gently with a wet cotton ball. Do this process daily in order to help your lips heal quickly.