How to get rid of chapped lips fast and naturally

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Chapped lips are most annoying thing after pimples. They can be painful and unattractive. Chapped and dry lips are a common problem because lips don’t have any oil glands. Most common symptoms of chapped lips are dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, and tender or sore lips.

Below are some factors that lead to chapped lips:
• Deficiency of vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids.
• Allergic reaction to some chemicals.
• Dehydration
• Excessive licking of lips
• Exposure to harmful sun radiations
• Smoking
• Certain medications
• Change in climatic conditions

Fortunately, it doesn’t take much effort to heal chapped lips. Below are some simple home remedies to get rid of chapped lips:

1. Coconut Oil:

Coconut Oil is a natural moisturizer which is high in vitamin E and skin softening properties that fills the cracks in lips making it soft. Apply small amount of coconut oil on your lips twice a day to heal chapped lips.

2. Cucumbers :

Cucumber is known for its skin lightening and cooling properties that can reduce the pain of your cracked lips. Simply rub a cucumber slice on your lips for about 10-15 minutes. This would also make your lips soft and supple. Repeat this remedy several times in a day for the best result.

3. Honey :

Honey is also a natural moisturizer and has amazing anti-bacterial and healing properties to treat chapped lips. Simply apply some pure organic honey on your chapped lips. It kills the germs and provides lot of moisture to lips. Apply it daily for the best results and beautiful lips.

4. Aloe Vera :

Aloe Vera is the best healing agent for our skin. It act as a natural moisturizer and contains anti-inflammatory properties which help to heal the pain by soothing it. Aloe Vera lip balm protects the lips from being dry and makes them more pink and smooth. Apply aloe vera gel on the lips and let it remain for 20-25 minutes. This will allow our lips to absorb anti oxidants moisture and vitamins. Apply it regularly to get rid of chapped and dry lips.

5. Milk cream :

Milk cream contains skin soothing fats, vitamins and moisture that can give you relief from dry and chapped lips. Mix little aloe vera gel to milk cream and apply it to your lips with clean hands. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat this daily to help your lips heal faster.

6. Turmeric Powder :

Chapped lips are also attacked by bacteria which worsens your condition. Since turmeric has antibiotic, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, it kills the bacteria and also prevents your lips from further attack of germs and bacteria. Add a pinch of turmeric powder in milk cream and apply it on lips. This mixture will help in soothing your lips and bring back the lost moisture of your lips.

Do’s and Don’ts:

> Apply sunscreen on your lips before going out in the sun to avoid dry, dark and patchy lips.
> Do not peel the dead dry skin from the lips.
> Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water.
> Do not lick of bite your lips, it will cause more chapping.
> Include vitamin A rich food, like, carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables in your diet to prevent the problem of chapped lips.

Shery Reviewer Asked on April 22, 2015 in Health.
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