Are your lips dry, sore, red and almost bleeding? Do you find it difficult to smile, laugh, eat and speak? Then my friend you are suffering from chapped lips.There are many reasons for chapped lips. It can be extreme weather be it the cold or the heat, it can be due to too much smoking and drinking, it could be an allergic reaction to a food item, it could be showing that your body is vitamin C deficient or you may just be dehydrated.
Effective Home Remedies For Chapped Lips
There are many ways to treat chapped lips but why spend money on expensive lip balms and chaps when you can find very simple and effective remedies in your kitchen pantry. Here are some simple and easy home remedies for chapped lips.
70% of the human body consists of water so if your body is lacking water or in other words you are dehydrated your lips will crack. In fact chapped lips are the first sure signs of dehydration.Drinking 8 glasses a day is considered the best but it is advisable to drink up to 10 glasses a day when you’re suffering with chapped lips.
Applying castor oil mixed with lemon is a very effective way of treating chapped lips. You can either apply the mixture during the day or apply it before you go to bed at night.By morning your lips will feel much softer than they were a night ago. You can also mix glycerine in the mixture if you wish. It only enhances the effects of castor oil.
Milk cream is a product of fat in milk and is a very effective moisturiser. Apply milk cream several times throughout the day for the duration of 10 minutes each. You can either wash it off with lukewarm water of wipe it off with a cotton ball dipped in water. Do this for a week and your lips will not only soften but also look a rosy pink in color.
Aloe vera gel has the abilities to treat dry skin so why not use it to treat chapped lips? Cut an aloe vera leaf and use the gel as a lip balm. The gel may have a very unpleasant taste but it will also help reduce the pain caused due to chapped lips.
Cucumber is the simplest and easiest way of curing chapped lips. All you need to do is rub a piece of cucumber on your lips several times a day. The juice from the cucumber not only moisturises your lips but also enhances the healing process.
Chapped lips also occur due to Vitamin C deficiency in your body. Change your diet plan and include vitamin C rich fruits such as oranges, apples and bananas in your diet.Along with these home remedies you must make sure that your body is well hydrated and your lips are protected from harsh climates. If chapped lips are chronic and are not getting healed either by home remedies or lip care products consider consulting a doctor. Chapped lips are also a sign of diabetes, Kawasaki disease, or STDs.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.