So if you find yourself constantly having dry lips, flaky or painfully chapped lips, here are five natural ways to keep them moisturised.
Honey is a humectant, this means that it is a moisturiser. It locks moisture into the skin. A little quantity of honey combined with sugar rubbed gently onto the lips will moisturise and remove dead skin.
Brushing with a soft toothbrush could work if using honey and sugar on your lips don’t sound appealing especially because our bodies differ, try to gently scrub the lips with the softest toothbrush you can find, one to two times per day to remove dead skin.
2. Drink Water
Drinking lots of water is a piece of good life advice when it comes to dry, flaky lips. If you’re dehydrated, your lips are one of the first places on the body to show a lack of water in the system. It’s no brainer, drink water to keep your body properly hydrated all the time.
3. Lip Balms, Gloss and Moisturisers
Lip balms, gloss and moisturizers are highly welcomed. If you must buy balms or moisturisers, look for ones that contain coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and avoid those that have menthol or camphor.
4. Vitamin E
If your lips start to get cracked and really painful, open up a vitamin E capsule and put a little of the gel right on the problem spots. You can also try to apply it on the corner of your mouth. This works like magic.
The phytochemicals that are found in cucumbers help tighten the collagen in your lips making them appear fuller and hydrated. Massage your lips for several minutes with freshly cut cucumber slices. You can do this regularly until the desired result is achieved.
Don’t let the cold or dry weather rob you off of your lovely pout or cause you unnecessary pain. Just follow any of the above and thank me later.