Dry and chapped lips are common problems for many people, especially at certain times of the year.
The cold of winter, prolonged exposure to the sun during the summer, or other agents such as tobacco or saliva are some of the causes of dry lips.
You can use many products to treat chapped lips, but also home remedies are an effective and quick way to do it.
Other agents can cause this dryness, such as lack of vitamins, dehydration, or even diseases or allergic reactions to a product.
To avoid dry lips, many tips can be put into practice daily. Professionals always recommend protecting the lips from external agents such as cold, not licking the lips constantly, frequently moisturizing, breathing through the nose, and avoiding allergens.
Here you have some home remedies for chapped lips.
- Olive oil
Olive oil has many properties that can be very beneficial for moisturizing the skin. The only thing you need to do is to soak some olive oil in a cotton ball and rub your lips; you don’t need to rinse it and avoid licking it off. Apply every night before going to sleep, and you will start noticing changes after a few days.
- Shea butter
It is really easy to use, and you can even find it on a stick in any drug store and use it as lipstick. You can apply it on chapped lips (we recommend, for example, when you go out or after eating). Also, you can try and do your own in your home comfort.
You just need these simple ingredients:
- ½ tablespoon of shea butter (6 g)
- ½ tablespoon avocado pulp (7 g)
Put the shea butter in a saucepan and melt in a double boiler, remove the avocado pulp and mix with the melted butter, transfer to a covered container and allow to cool completely. You will get a thick and oily cream that you can apply on the lips several times a day.
With moisturizing and antiseptic properties, honey is an excellent beauty treatment for beautiful, crack-free lips. You can put some on the affected area and let it act for about 15 minutes, or make an ointment.
- 01 tablespoon of virgin beeswax (15 g)
- 01 teaspoon of almond oil (5 g)
Put the wax in a container and melt in a bain-marie, mix with the oil and wait for it to cool (it takes about an hour to solidify) and apply on your lips before going to sleep and repeat when you get up.