Chapped lips are both uncomfortable and unattractive. While some people have chapped lips throughout the seasons, most struggle with this during the winter. Although you may resort to lip balms and chap sticks, these are filled with chemicals which could makes you dependent on these products. While you could stick to your drug store solutions, these home remedies for chapped lips deserve a chance:
Rose Water and Honey
Honey contains antibacterial properties while rose water contains essential vitamins that moisturize and lighten your lips. For this remedy, mix a teaspoon of rose water and one teaspoon of honey in a bowl. Then apply it onto your lips and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the solution away with cold water and pat dry. Repeat this daily until you see the results you want.
Jojoba oil and Vitamin E
Jojoba oil moisturizes your lips by nurturing and rejuvenating the skin cells on your lips. And vitamin E is considered to be one of the best vitamins to combat skin problems. Star by piercing a capsule containing 400 mg of vitamin E oil and mixing it with a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Apply the mixture onto your lips before you sleep and wipe off any remaining residue when you wake up the next morning.
Make an exfoliating sugar scrub
Most of us bite our chapped lips or pull on the dead skin and exfoliating is the best way to keep away from this nasty habit. Scrub your lips with it with a mixture of a teaspoon of sugar, a tablespoon of honey and a drop of mint essence. If you want, you may add food coloring for a lip stain effect. Apply the paste onto the lips and gently scrub for about 2 minutes. Then wash it off and never let your lips get chapped again.
Try these simple, easy and effective tips and bid adieu to chapped lips!