As winter arrives it brings with itself the problem of dry and chapped lips which can be very embarrassing and painful too if the lips become too dry and start bleeding. Many people have the habit of licking their lips which only helps in making the lips drier than before. Most people look for ways to moisturize their lips and rely on the products available in the market.
Unfortunately products like lip balms only provide relief for the time being and after a couple of hours your lips are back to the dry state. There are many natural remedies to cure cracked and dry lips.
Home Remedies For Dry And Chapped Lips
Coconut Oil or Milk Cream
When you want to cure the chapped lips you first need to do away with the flaking skin on the lips.
This can be accomplished by the application of coconut oil or milk cream on the lips. By massaging your lips gently with either of these products you can get rid of all the dry skin. Now that the dry skin has been removed you have to moisturize the lips using coconut oil.
If you want your lips to be as soft and pink as roses then soak a few petals in raw milk and leave it for a couple of hours. Make a fine paste of the petals. Now the paste can be applied for 15-20 minutes. Wash your lips with lukewarm water. You also have the alternative of using glycerin instead of raw milk. Both of them act as natural moisturizers.
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin A which is much needed by your body to retain moisture. Therefore, putting cucumber slices on your dry and chapped lips helps in repairing the damage done to your lips.
So, the next time you feel that your lips are becoming dry you only need to cut a few slices of cucumber and place them on your lips. A great way to prevent dryness is by eating food that is rich in vitamin A such as sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and carrots.
One of the home remedies that you can always rely on to cure chapped lips is Shea butter. It will instantly bring the moisture back to your lips. As Shea butter is made from nuts of an African tree it is hundred percent natural. However, some people are allergic to most kinds of nuts and therefore application of Shea butter can trigger allergies.
Other Natural Remedies
During the winters people tend to drink less water than usual which is one of the reasons for dry lips. By drinking plenty of water and other fluids you can prevent your lips from getting chapped and dehydrated.
Another effective way to keep your lips in good condition is by protecting them from over exposure to sun. People who are known to have some allergies should stay away from using products that might have allergens. If you do not want your lips to dry out, stop breathing through your mouth.