Nobody likes to roam all day long worrying about their dry, rough and chapped lips. The skin on our lips is much thinner and delicate than the other parts of our body. Our lips are also exposed to sun, pollution, cold and humid air and hence are easily prone to dryness, cracking, flaking, and peeling. As they lack oil glands, they can’t produce their own moisture, hence we have to take extra care of our lips. However, there are simple and effective home remedies which can help to retain the moisture and suppleness. Take a look:
1. Virgin coconut oil:The fatty acids in the virgin coconut oil lubricate and nourish your lips. So, take a small amount of this oil and apply daily twice on your lips and massage it for a few seconds. Try not to eat or drink immediately after applying it.
2. Aloe vera gel: Another elixir fixer is the aloe vera gel, which is found inside the leaves of aloe vera plants. The gel contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories that soothe and rehydrate damaged skin. However, apply a little on your elbow and leave if for a day to see if you are allergic to it or not. From a leaf remove the gel and keep it in an airtight container. Apply it on your lips before going to bed every night and wash your lips in the morning.
3. Honey: Apart from fixing your sore throat and cough, honey can also help you to get rid of dry lips. It acts likes an amazing moisturiser that makes it a great tool to keep chapped lips at bay. It contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties and helps in preventing infections from developing in extremely cracked lips.
4. Sugar:The coarse granules of sugar are excellent exfoliators for chapped lips. Scrubbing your lips with sugar can help you get rid of the top layer of dry, flake and dead skin cells making your lips supple. Use one teaspoon of sugar (white/brown) add a few drops of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of honey. Now rub it gently on your lips, keep it for a while and then rinse it with water and pat them dry. Repeat daily for best results.