We all have to deal with chapped lips at some point of our lives especially in winter when the air is dry. There is nothing more annoying than the itching, the burning, and the peeling. That’s why is very important to always keep your lips hydrated and don’t forget to use a chapstick.
But for a long-term solution, here are ten effective remedies that will get rid of chapped lips and make them soft and nice, compiled by Style Craze.
1. Coconut oil for lips
If you don’t have coconut oil you can also use almond or jojoba oil and you need to blend it with a few drops of an essential oil such as tea tree or grapeseed oil. Then you need to apply this mixture twice a day or before going to bed.
Carrier oils, such as coconut or jojoba, are a great moisturizer that contains healthy fatty acid which will make your lips soft. The essential oils will prevent infections and heal your lips faster.
2. Honey and Vaseline
This remedy is very simple, all you have to do is apply a layer of honey on your lips and then on top of it a layer of Vaseline. Then you need to leave it for 15 minutes before wiping it off. Do this once a day for a week for the best results.
Honey is a traditional method for healing cracked lips because it is one of natures best healing agents. When you combine it with Vaseline that keeps the moisture in the skin.
3. Rose petals
This sounds very luxurious but it will definitely make your lips much softer. All you need is 6 rose petals and 1/4 cup raw milk. You need to soak the petals in the milk until they become like a paste that you will apply on your lips and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
This remedy is great for achieving pink lips because the rose petals contain natural oils, sugar and also vitamin E. The milk is a natural moisturizer.
4. Cucumber for chapped lips
For this remedy, you will need a cucumber slice that you’ll rub on your lips and leave the juice for 10 min. Another way to do it is to mash a few slices and leave it for some time on your lips. For best result do this once or twice every day.
The cucumber can help restore the moisture in the lips and will get rid of the dryness because it’s a great hydrating agent for the skin.
5. Aloe Vera for chapped lips
Take an aloe vera leaf and cut in in half. Apply the gel coming from the leaf on your lips and let it stay overnight.
The aloe will soothe, smooth and moisturize your chapped and dry lips because it contains amazing natural ingredients and it gets rid of the dead layer of skin cells.
6. Green tea bags for chapped lips
Take one green tea bag and dip it in hot water. After its cool apply it on your lips and leave it there for some time. Do this once a day.
The tannins in the green tea will increase the moisture in your lips and relive the burning sensation that the dryness may cause.
7. Cocoa Butter for chapped lips
All you have to do is take some cocoa butter or shea butter, apply it on your lips and let it stay overnight.
These butters contain fatty acids that will moisturize your lips and they also act as mild astringents.
8. Lemon juice for chapped lips
Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon honey and add half a spoon Castor oil and apply it on your lips. Let it stay for 10 minutes and rinse off. For best result do this for a week.
Lemon juice, which acts as a bleach, is an effective treatment for dark and chapped lips. The honey will moisturize the lips.
9. Sugar method for chapped lips
For this scrub mix 1 teaspoon brown sugar (or white sugar) with half a spoon of honey and add some olive oil. Rub the lips gently with the mixture and wash off after a while with lukewarm water. Start by doing this every day and then do it once or twice a week.
This homemade scrub will get rid of the dead cells and exfoliate your lips.
10. Vanilla extract for chapped lips
Mix 2 teaspoons sugar with 1 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons jojoba oil or olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Scrub your lips with the mixture and wash it off. Sugar and baking soda are amazing exfoliants and the vanilla will add a great smell to the scrub.