Having beautiful pink lips is not just a blessing but requires proper care. The skin on the lips is sensitive and tends to dry or chap in different weather conditions. Apart from using chapsticks to keep them moisturized, here are 5 natural home remedies for chapped lips
Aloe Vera is the ultimate savior. It hydrates and nourishes the chapped lips leaving a cooling effect and also removes the layer of dead cells. If you have an aloe plant at home, just pluck out one leaf and scoop out the gel. Apply this gel every night before sleeping so it can work wonders while you get your beauty sleep.
We know that green tea is rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants heal the dehydrated and damaged skin and soothes the lips by relieving the burning sensation caused by chapping. Just take a green tea bag and dip it in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Place this bag on the lips for them to absorb the goodness. Practice doing this once a day for effective results.
Coconut oil contains healthy fatty acids that help not only in moisturizing the lips but also prevents infections. Apply coconut oil on your lips just as it is and leave it on. You can also try mixing it essential oils like tea tree oil and jojoba oil to speed up the recovery. Blend in the oils if you wish to use the essentials oils with coconut oil and apply directly.
Cucumber helps in hydrating the skin and can be very effective with chapped and dry lips. Take a cucumber slice and directly rub it on your lips for 1-2 minutes and then leave the juice on for 10 minutes. Wash your lips gently after this process. Or make a mask by mashing a slice of cucumber and apply directly.
Sugar and honey
Honey is antibacterial in nature and also acts as a humectant. And sugar serves as a natural exfoliant. Mix some honey with sugar and use it as an exfoliator for the lips. It will clean all the dead cells and also provide moisture to the lips.
Get rid of the dry and chappy skin and make your lips healthy and supple the natural way.