5 DIY TREATMENT FOR CHAPPED LIPS

When your lips are dry and chapped, the skin can begin to become flaky and rough. Exfoliating your lips can remove dead skin cells that block the moisture reaching the new skin underneath.

 

One way to get rid of dry chapped lips is making natural own lip scrub with ingredients from home. You’ll need:

● 1 tbsp. of sugar or sea salt

● 1 tbsp. of honey or oil

● a small bowl

● a few cotton swabs

● a washcloth

 

Directions:

1. Combine the salt or sugar and the oil or honey in the bowl.

2. Dip a cotton swab into the scrub.

3. Apply the scrub to your lips using gentle pressure for 30 secs.

4. Wipe off washcloth. soothe, moisturize, and protect your chapped lips.

 

Coconut Oil

Your lips have poor barrier functions, meaning the skin is more sensitive to natural elements, like wind, cold, and heat.

Coconut oil is an emollient that gives the skin moisture and can also protect the skin by enhancing its barrier function. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can cool any dryness and irritation.

Apply coconut oil to dry lips as needed throughout the day. You can organic coconut at your local grocery store.

 

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has a number of advantages and is best for sunburns. Its anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effect make it a great choice for treating chapped lips, too.

You can purchase organic Aloe Vera in a gel form, or you can go to the produce section at your local grocery store and buy fresh Aloe Vera.

The enzymes in Aloe Vera have mild exfoliating properties, so it's best to limit yourself to only two or three times per day.

 

Honey

There are numerous studies on the benefits of honey, such as the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing properties. It’s been used for centuries as a home remedy for skin care and health conditions.

Honey helps moisturize the lips and protect from infection. It even works as a mild exfoliator and can help remove dead skin and be applied throughout the day.

While honey is typically safe, people with bee or pollen allergies should avoid honey and any products containing.

 

Avocado Butter

Avocado butter is smooth and works well as a thickener in lip balms. It is not a greasy substance and is well-absorbed by the skin. It also contains several fatty acids and antioxidants known to have a positive effect on the skin. You can purchase organic avocado butter or make your own at home. When using it to treat chapped lips, apply as needed