Dry lips are something that is a real matter of trouble you face in winters. Cracked lips give you a sense of discomfort. But there are several ways for the treatment of dry lips and to get rid of those chapped lips.
You know your lips are the first thing that caught the attention of anyone, after your eyes. But what if your lips don’t have any attraction in them? If they are cracked and dry instead of soft and smooth.
There are some ways through which you can get make your lips super soft and moist.
As I am a big big fan of nature, so in this blog post, I will only target some natural home remedies to treat dry lips. Also, I will discuss and share some lifestyle changes that can make your lips soft.
Dry Lips Causes ?
There is a thumb rule that you can not treat anything if you don’t know the reason behind it. So to treat chapped lips, you should know the underlying cause of it.
You might have cracked lips due to the following causes:
Dry Lips And Winters ❄️
Firstly, Your lips don’t have oil glands in them. It means they don’t produce oil naturally, and this is the leading cause of dry lips.
Secondly, comes the winters as the cause of dried lips. The cold air makes your lips cracked and chapped.
Nothing burns like the cold.— George R.R. Martin
There is less to no moisture in the air during winters. And when your skin fets exposure to that cold air, it also becomes dry.
Dehydration also contributes to cracked lips. As I mention earlier, your lips are more prone to dryness than other parts of your skin.
So whenever you face dehydration, it leaves its most effect on your beloved lips. Your lips don’t get enough water to moisturize them, so they dried out.
Stiff licking of lips ?
I have a bad habit of always licking my lips ?. And honestly, I feel sorry about this. ? This constant licking causes my lips to dry out even in summers.
You know when you excessively lick your lips, saliva from your tongue transfers to your lips. So what happens because of it? This saliva strips the moisture of your lips, which causes more dryness consequently.
And here I licked my lips 3 times, only writing this paragraph. ? Please, someone, make me stop doing this.
Chapped Lips Due To Vitamin Deficiency
You may also face dry lips if you have a deficiency of vitamins, specifically vitamin B. Vitamin B provides energy and moisture to your body.
So it contributes to your healthy skin. And any deficiency in it causes many skin problems, including dry and split lips.
Symptoms Of Parched Lips ?
Well, well, well, the signs of dry lips are quite visible. You may experience discomfort, stretches, cracks on your lips.
Other symptoms of chapped lips include:
- Difficulty in lips movement, i.e. speaking, eating.
Fun Fact the last symptom I don’t find on the web. I experienced it personally, so I thought it should be included in the list of dry lips symptoms.
Treatment Of Dry Lips
As I promised earlier that I will share natural ways for the treatment of your dry lips. Because the natural methods are light to your budget and also ensures no side effect after their application.
There are specific lifestyle changes that you can adopt to make your lips soft and smooth.
Drink Lots Of Water ?
Drink maximum water to ensure the proper hydration of your body. And when your body is fully hydrated, then your lips will not get dryness.
And yes, I know you have a hectic schedule and don’t find time to drink water after an hour. I also sometimes forget to drink water during the whole day. Again it is my bad habit. ?
But I have a tip for you by which you can drink maximum water. The suggestion is that Keep a water bottle with you wherever you go. And make sure to refill it after every 2 hours.
When I tried this tip, honestly, I experienced that I drink much water than usual.
Wear A Ski Mask Or Scarf ?
It is mostly seen that you tend to cover your hands and feet in winters when you go outside. But probably you don’t include your mouth.
This direct exposure to cold air causes dryness. To protect your lips from drying out, wear a ski mask or scarf that covers your mouth.
Stop Licking Your Lips ?
Don’t, don’t, don’t lick your lips. There are already different enemies of your lips, so don’t be one of them.
Stop licking your lips. By touching them, you are providing harm to them and making them cracky. Also, avoid biting your lips.
Introduce a humidifier
A humidifier is a device that provides moisture to your skin in winters. So use a humidifier to moisturize your lips.
Whether you are in-home or in-office, use a humidifier. Notably, while sleeping at night, turn on the humidifier.
Apply Before And Often
Before using any lip product ? such as lipstick or lip gloss, apply any lip balm to moisturize them.
I also apply vaseline on my lips before applying lipstick while going outside. It makes my lips soft and crack-free.
Also, make sure to apply lip balm on your face very often during your day. Apply in the morning, before going to bed, and several times during the day.
Home Remedies For Chapped Lips
And here, you enter my favourite section. Yes, you guessed the right, now we discuss some home remedies to treat your sore, scaly lips.
I will also share DIY with every remedy in this section for the treatment of dry lips. So get your paper and pencil to note down the fantastic recipes for attractive lips.
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Apply A Lip Mask
Apply a lip mask that will heal your dry patchy lips. As they stay on your lips and moisturize them.
DIY Honey Lip Mask
Honey is a magical ingredient that you have in your kitchen. And if you read my blogs and articles regularly, you know my love for honey.
Honey is known for its moisturization properties. When you apply honey on your lips, it will moisturize your lips.
- Wrapping paper
- Apply a thick layer of honey on your lips.
- You can use a spoon for the application, or you can apply with clean fingers.
- Don’t make the layer too thick.
- Now place the wrapping paper on your lips that completely cover your mouth.
- Let it place for 15 minutes.
- Now gently remove the paper.
- Wash your lips.
- And Hurray, you got smooth lips. ?
Soothe Your Lips
If you have flaky and dry skin on your lips like me, then you should consider applying a lip mask on your lips that gently sooth them.
DIY Soothing Lip Mask
This soothing lip mask is consists of yogurt and honey. Both the ingredients will soften your lips and hydrate them.
- 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- Add yogurt and honey in a mixing bowl.
- Mix them well by using a spoon.
- Apply the mask on your lips with your fingers.
- Leave the mask for 5 minutes.
- Wash out the mask.
Exfoliate your lips
Exfoliation helps your lips to get its moisture back. But for severely dried lips, I recommend you to exfoliate them gently. Otherwise, you will make them bleed.
DIY Exfoliating Scrub
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Add sugar and olive oil in the mixing bowl.
- Mix them with a fork until it becomes a grainy paste.
- Apply the paste on your lips with fingers.
- Gently scrub your lips for 30 seconds in a circular motion.
- Dip a clean towel in warm water.
- Wipe out the scrub with that towel.
Moisturize your lips
Moisturizing your lips is so so crucial in winters because they lost their moisture due to the cold air.
Now the selection of moisturizer depends on you. You can go for organic and edible oils as they are excellent moisturizers.
Or you can also moisturize your lips using vaseline. I mostly moisturize my lips using Sweet almond oil and vaseline.
Also, consider the following oils as moisturizers for the treatment of dry lips:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Cocoa butter
- Sweet almond oil
- Shea butter
- Vitamin E oil
- Jojoba oil
People Also Ask
What Is Dry Lips A Sign Of?
Dry Lips are a sign of dehydration in your body. Also if you are facing any vitamin deficiency then your lips are more prone to dryness and become chapped.
How Do You Treat Dry Lips?
There are several ways to treat chapped lips including drinking more water, exfoliating your lips, applying lip balm, and moisturize them. Moreover, through some lifestyle changes, you can prevent your lips from being dried out.
Are Dry Lips A Sign Of Dehydration?
Yes, dry lips are a clear sign of dehydration. When there is not enough water in your body, your lips are the first thing that starts being drying out.
Dry lips are the most common problem that you experience in winters. Winters are mostly blamed for the dryness of lips due to its weather.
But some other factors also contribute to chapped lips. The good news is that we can get soft and smooth lips even in winters by treating dry, caky lips.
In the above blog post, I have shared natural ways to moisturize your lips. I hope this blog post will help you.
Also, share some tips on how I can drink more water and how I can stop myself from licking my lips. Because you know sharing is caring.
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Happy Winters. ❤