It is important to protect your lips from chapping not only for them to look good but also for your health.
Cold sores, bacterial infections and other problems tend to easily affect lips that are already chapped.
Chapped lips can result from exposure to extreme cold, hot or dry weather conditions. It can also result from dehydration.
Here are some remedies to keep lips soft and moist:
Dehydration is one of the major causes of chapped lips. Therefore an adequate intake of water daily is helpful in healing and preventing chapped lips.
Exposure to sun rays can damage and dry out skin on the lips. The lips are a common site for skin cancer as they do not contain melanin which helps protect skin from ultraviolet rays of the sun. Ensure to use a lip balm that contains sunscreen protection preferable one with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or higher when you go out in the sun.
3. COCONUT OIL
This acts as a natural moisturizer. It can be applied frequently throughout the day to keep lips moist.
4. HEALTHY DIET
Adequate intake of vitamins such as vitamin A and B complex vitamins are important in promoting healthy skin and lips. Eating lots of vegetables and taking multivitamins daily are effective in healing and preventing chapped lips.
5. DON’T LICK YOUR LIPS
Though it may make your lips feel better temporarily licking your lips has a drying effect and robs them of moisture.
Take a slice of raw cucumber and rub across lips several times daily to promote healing.
7. ROSE PETAL CREAME
Soak rose petals in raw milk or glycerine. When soaking in milk soak petals for several hours then mash the petals into the milk to create a paste to be applied to your lips. This helps to maintain both moisture and colour of lips.
8. MILK CREAME
This moisturizes the lips naturally. Apply and leave on for 10 to 20min for each application to get the maximum benefit.
9. NIGHT MOISTURIZER
Make a mixture of glycerine, rose water, honey and almond oil and apply to lips before going to bed.