Chapped lips are a common problem among people of all age groups. It is especially severe in winters due to lack of enough moisture in the atmosphere. Dry winter winds cause dryness in the lips and they become chapped and dry.
Lips do not have their own moisture under the skin like the rest of the body, you have to take extra care to keep lips well moisturized to prevent them from drying and chapping.
Negligence in doing so can cause lips to crack, which can be extremely painful. You may face difficulty in speaking and eating. You can treat chapped, dry or cracked lips with natural products that are cost effective and easily available at home.
Natural Treatments For Chapped Lips
Pure Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Pure ghee or clarified butter is the best lubricant to treat chapped lips. Apply warm ghee on your lips every night when you go to bed. This remedy works best at night, as the ghee gets completely absorbed in the lips.
Take ¼ tea spoon of fresh milk cream; add a few drops of lemon juice. Apply it on the lips two to three times a day to treat chapped lips. It will help to soften cracked skin and will make the lips smooth.
Aloe Vera Gel
Take a leaf of Aloe Vera plant and break it to extract its gel. Store the gel in a container. Apply it on chapped lips twice a day.
Rose Petal And Milk
Another effective remedy to treat chapped lips is to make a paste of fresh rose petals, mix 1 tea spoon fresh milk in it. Rub this paste on chapped and dry lips to heal them. Rose and milk paste also give your lips a rosy color.
Glycerine is a natural moisturizer. Apply a few drops of glycerine on your lips twice a day to heal cracked and painful lips. Glycerine helps to fill the cracks and remove dead skin from the lips, thus it is an effective remedy to treat chapped lips.
This remedy works internally to treat chapped lips. Warm 1 tea spoon pure mustard oil; apply it in your navel at night. It will help to cure dry and chapped lips effectively.
Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, which help to keep the skin healthy and moist. Apply a few drops of almond oil on the lips twice a day to treat chapped lips. It will remove dryness, fill the cracks and heal chapped lips. Almond oil also helps to retain pink color of the lips.
Soak 5 almonds overnight, next morning peel them and grind to make a paste. Add ½ tea spoon butter and 4-5 pieces of mishri to the paste and eat it in the morning. This is a great skin tonic and it heals chapped lips as well as improves the skin texture in totality.
Things To Avoid For Treating Chapped Lips
Women should avoid using lipstick on chapped lips in order to let the lips breathe. You should use moisture based lipsticks of good quality to prevent lips from drying. Avoid wetting your lips with your tongue as it aggravates the problem and also darkens the color of your lips.