How To Get Rid Of Chapped Lips

1. Coconut Oil

Carrier oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil, are natural moisturizers and lubricants. They contain healthy fatty acids that hydrate and condition your lips to make them soft and supple. Adding essential oils, such as tea tree oil or grapeseed oil, will speed up the healing process of dry lips. They also prevent infections, especially if the dryness has led to cracks in your lips.

You Will Need
  • Virgin coconut oil OR olive oil OR castor oil OR almond oil OR jojoba oil
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil OR grapeseed oil OR neem oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Depending on which carrier oil and essential oil are available, make a blend by mixing 1-2 drops of the essential oil in the carrier oil.
  2. Apply this blend on your lips and leave it on.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice or thrice during the day. It can also be applied before going to bed and left on overnight.

2. Honey And Vaseline

Honey has antibacterial properties and is one of the most nature’s best healing agents. It is also a humectant. Vaseline or petroleum jelly is widely used to soften and nourish the skin and prevent it from drying. It seals in the moisture in the skin. By combining these two ingredients, we get a very effective home remedy for chapped lips.

You Will Need
  • Raw honey
  • Vaseline
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply a layer of honey on your lips.
  2. Apply a layer of Vaseline on top of this.
  3. Leave these on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Use a damp tissue or a damp cloth to wipe it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Once every day for about a week for lasting results.

3. Rose Hip

Rose hips contain vitamin E . Thus, they can nourish your skin. They also help retain the natural color of your lips. Milk contains lactic acid. Lactic acid gently exfoliates the dead skin from the surface of the lips. The essential fats, vitamins, and minerals present in milk may help hydrate and nourish dry lips.

You Will Need
  • 5-6 rose petals
  • 1/4 cup raw milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the petals in milk for 2-3 hours.
  2. Gently mash the petals in the milk to get a paste-like consistency.
  3. Apply this paste on your lips. Keep it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Every day for a week or so.

4. Cucumber

This cool vegetable can be your best friend during the summer, so utilize it to treat your dry and chapped lips. Cucumber is an excellent hydrating agent for the skin. It also has a nourishing and soothing effect on the skin.

You Will Need
  • A cucumber slice
What You Have To Do
  1. Rub the cucumber slice gently on your lips for a minute or two.
  2. Leave the cucumber juice on for 10 minutes, then wash your lips.
  3. You can also mash 1-2 cucumber slices and apply this as a mask on your lips.
How Often You Should Do This

Once or twice every day.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has natural cohesive properties that bind flaking cells to give you softer skin. It soothes your skin and gently removes dead skin cells. It also has protective and cooling effects on the skin.

You Will Need
  • An aloe leaf
What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the aloe leaf sideways and scoop out the gel into a container (with an airtight lid).
  2. Apply the gel on your lips and leave it on overnight.
  3. Store the remaining gel in the airtight container. Keep it in the fridge if you live in a hot and temperate climate.
How Often You Should Do This

Regularly before going to bed.

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