Chapped lips can be tough to deal with. We usually think about the discomfort the dryness and soreness causes. However, the symptoms such as flaking and cracking can also affect the appearance of our lips. Cracked lips result from our lips being unable to produce a sufficient amount of natural oils in order to provide enough moisture. There is a wide array of causes including vitamin deficiencies, allergic reactions, major weather changes, sun/wind exposure, and skin disorders can all result in chapped lips. The good news is that you can use a wide array of different home remedies to treat the condition.
Milk the Moisture in Milk Cream
Full-fat cream can help to add natural moisture to your lips to help it heal. First, massage some milk cream into your chapped lips. Then let it set for 15 minutes. The next step is to use slightly warm water to rinse your mouth. Follow these steps 3 x every day in order to get some relief from your chapped lips. Sometimes the effective treatments for various health and beauty issues can be surprising. While you might be surprised that milk cream can treat chapped lips, it’s definitely been proven to be an effective type of treatment to use.
Aloe Vera Does It Again
Aloe vera is used for several types of health and beauty products today, such as for treating hair and skin. The plant is a natural moisturizer and is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe can help to health and provide soothing relief for pain caused by chapped lips. Besides that it also has a property called “hygroscopic.” This means that the plant can help to both attract and also hold in moisture. That’s definitely a plus since one of the major conditions caused by chapped lips is a reduction in moisture.
Here’s what you do. First, cut open an aloe vera leaf that’s fresh. Then squeeze the leaf to extract gel from the plant. The next step is to massage the aloe gel into your chapped lips. Let it set for 15 minutes. The next step is to use lukewarm water in order to rinse the gel. Make sure to repeat these steps regularly in order to provide the best results and ultimately help to heal your chapped lips faster.
Sweet Treatment for Sour Situation
Having chapped lips can be a tough situation to deal with due in part to the pain and discomfort you have to deal with. The good news is that sugar can help to treat the condition effectively. That’s because the product from sugar cane helps to remove dry and dead skin cells. This helps to promote the growth of new and healthy skin, which is a plus.
First, mix up 2 teaspoons white sugar with 1 teaspoon honey. Stir the mixture well until it forms a paste. Add the paste to your chapped lips and let it set for a couple minutes. Then massage the sugar paste into your lips for about 1 minute. The next step is to use warm water to rinse your lips. Repeat this process on a regular basis in order to get rid of your chapped lips. An alternative process is to use 1 teaspoon olive oil as a substitute of sugar. Then follow the same steps to treat your chapped lips.
Honey Is the Bees Knees for Chapped Lips
This is yet another treatment that you might be surprised about. Honey is certainly a tasty food from bees that can be effective in adding sweetness to various types of foods. However, it’s also an effective treatment for various health and beauty issues including chapped lips. The reason it’s effective for this condition is that it’s a natural moisturizer and is also a natural anti-bacterial treatment. This is helpful when treating chapped lips as it can help to prevent cuts and split lips from getting infected.
The first step is to rub some pure/raw honey into chapped lips 5x per day. Another option is to blend some honey with glycerin. Then leave it on your lips overnight. In the morning use water to rinse off the honey mixture. Repeat this process on a regular basis in order to soften your lips and treat the chapped condition effectively.
That’s CASTOR Oil
Castor oil is a light yellow oil that made from castor beans. It’s used as an ingredient for making various types of oil-based products. It’s also effective in treating chapped lips because it’s a natural type of moisturizer.
You can get the best results by blending 1 teaspoon castor oil with 1 teaspoon glycerin and 14/ teaspoon lemon juice. Before you go to sleep at nighttime rub the mixture into your chapped lips. Let it set overnight so it does it magic. Then in the morning use lukewarm water to rinse in the morning. Make sure to repeat the process regularly in order to get the best results. An alternative is to rub the castor oil into your chapped lips many times per day.
Rose Petal by Any Other Name
Roses are often used for special occasions, but rose petals can be effective in treating chapped lips. Not only can they provide natural moisture to your lips, but also natural color. First collect a handful of (fresh) rose petals, and then wash them thoroughly. The next step is to soak the rose metals in some milk for 3 hours. Afterwards crush the petals to form a paste, which you should massage into your chapped lips. Let the mixture set on your lips. Repeat the process 3x every day and night before bedtime. In the case that you don’t have milk to use for this process, you can substitute it with glycerin.
Use Your Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is effective in moisturizing lips. It helps to heal and sooth lips that are dry and cracked. Just apply some coconut oil (organic) to your chapped lips many times per day. If you want to use a substitute ingredient, you could use coconut oil and mustard oil.
These are some of the most effective ways to treat chapped lips. Before you know it you’ll have lips that will look as good as they feel.