Five DIY Home Remedies For Treating Chapped Lips

Chapped lips or cheilitis can happen at any time of the year. If it isn’t the dry or bitter cold air causing your lips to flake and crack, it’s the harsh impact of the sun or cosmetic products that are drying your lips.

While lip balms can help, there are a variety of DIY home remedies that you can try to keep your lips soft and smooth all year round. Let us look at some proven and simple remedies that can soothe your chapped lips.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and the enzymes can mildly exfoliate your lips. You can purchase organic aloe vera gel, or can peel off fresh aloe vera from the leaf of an aloe vera plant. To do this, cut a leaf off the plant and slice it open and scoop out the gel. Store the gel in a container and smear it on your lips two or three times a day.

Blend of Virgin coconut oil and grapeseed oil

Virgin coconut oil has fatty acids that can nourish and lubricate your skin. Grapeseed oil helps in boosting the process of recovery and healing of flaky dry lips. Get hold of some grapeseed oil and virgin coconut oil, and mix it with a combination of essential and carrier oil like neem oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil. Apply the mix two to three times every day to your lips.

Honey

Honey is known for possessing anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound healing properties that can moisturize your skin and offers protection against cracked lips. The mild exfoliating properties of honey can remove dead skin from your lips. Choose organic honey and thoroughly apply it to your lips using a cotton swab.

Green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, minerals and contains polyphenols that help in reducing inflammation. You can soak a bag of green tea in a cup of warm water and rub it gently over your lips to remove the excess dry skin. Repeat this process twice or thrice daily to keep your lips soft and moist.

Avocado butter

Avocado butter serves as an excellent thickener and emollient in various lip balms. Skin can easily absorb avocado butter and it is non-greasy. It contains several antioxidants and fatty acids that are beneficial for topical use like linoleic and oleic acid. You can either buy avocado butter from the store or make it at home using organic avocados at home in your food processor.

With just a little self-care at home, you can have supple lips in no time.

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