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The hot scorching summer hardly leaves you with any option to dress up, and winter is the season we look forward. But winter can be harsh on your skin and lips. It leaves your lips dry and cracked, a source of embarrassment for you especially when you are all dressed up. But with all the natural sources available to us to make our chapped and dried lips look lovely, why worry?
With the never-ending benefits of coconut oil, this one for healing your cracked lips, you hardly need to look beyond your kitchen for a remedy to your dried lips. Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for dry lips and skin during winter. Apply a small amount of this wonder oil on your lips before going to bed. Rest assured that within a week your lips will be lovely as before once more. You can even replace your chemical lip balm with coconut oil as applying chemical lip balms can harm your soft lips.
Coconut oil also functions as a good scrubber. Mix this natural scrubber with lime, which is essential for removing off the dry skin, and honey, which is a good moisturizer. Combine these ingredients and apply the thick paste on your lips. Leave it on your lips for some time and then wash it with away water. Use this great scrubbing pack at least three times in a week and see the magic that it creates on your lips.
Even though aloe vera tastes unpleasant, its healing properties are well-known. This naturally occurring healer can be found even in your garden. Extract the gel from its leaves and apply it on your lips. Aloe vera’s hygroscopic property allows it to attract moisture from the air and provide relief to your dry lips. Aloe vera can also soothe the pain arising from your chapped lips. You can also buy the aloe vera gel which is easily available in the market.
One of the great moisturizers, honey is very effective in healing your dry and cracked lips. It has antibacterial properties which help in treating the chapped lips. Mix honey and milk and apply it on your lips. Leave it on overnight and see how your lips regain their softness within a short time. Alternately, you can apply honey with glycerin at night to enjoy soft lips the next day.
You can also make a very effective lip scrub by mixing honey with sugar or honey with lime. Apply the mixture on your lips and then rub your lips gently with your fingertips. Leave the mixture on your lips for half an hour and then wipe it off with cotton.
Rose Petal Paste
Soak a few petals of rose in milk or water overnight although milk would be a better choice. Make a paste of it and apply it on your dry lips. Leave it on for some time and wash it off once it dries.
Mango Butter or Oil
Mango butter or oil contains fatty acids and therefore, make them effective emollients. The stearic and oleic acids in the fats act as triglycerides. When applied on dry lips it can trap the moisture into your lips and keep it soft for a long time.
Take a small amount of oil or mango butter, apply it on your lips and leave it on till it dries. Wash it off with water. Continue this for a few days to get the required effect.
Cucumber finds application in beauty salons for its effectiveness in skin treatment and reducing under-eye swelling. Since it is 90% water, cucumber is also a very effective healer for damaged lips during winter. The water in cucumber helps to moisten your dry lips making them soft. Cucumber also contains ascorbic acid or vitamin C, which helps in the production of collagen. Collagen gives structure and resilience to the skin tissue.
Apply cucumber slices to your dry lips. The water and the ascorbic acid will moisturize your lips and help it to regain its fullness.
Dehydration is one of the most common causes of dry lips. You need to keep your lips moisturized to retain its softness and fullness. Try these simple tips at home to keep your dry lips soft and supple.
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