Get Rid of Chapped Lips Naturally

Cracked and chapped lips are often a sign of severe dryness; especially in winter. The skin can even peel off if the lips are allowed to get too dry. These cracked lips can be painful, bleeding and even get infected if not treated carefully and quickly. There are many causes of chapped lips including harsh winds, sunburn, dehydration, smoking, vitamin deficiencies and even general skin disorders. Getting these things under control can help to both prevent and treat chapped lips.

 

How do I know if I have chapped lips?

  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Rough skin
  • Bleeding
  • Peeling
  • Flaking
  • Oversensitivity

 

How do I prevent chapped lips?

  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated
  • Apply sunscreen or lip balm with sunscreen to your lips
  • Refrain from licking your lips
  • Use a humidifier to keep air moist.
  • Protect your lips from harsh winds.
  • Change toothpaste brands.
  • Avoid lip treatments with harsh or strong chemicals or scents.

 

How can I treat chapped lips?

  • Increase blood flow to your lips by placing warm, not hot, water against your lips on a clean washcloth.
  • Gently exfoliate with a damp, warm washcloth.
  • Cover in petroleum jelly for 20 minutes a day until the chapped lips are gone.
  • Use lip balm every time your lips feel dry.
  • Use coconut oil, it’s great a keeping lips moist and healthy.
  • Rub cucumber slices over the lips. It helps soothe dryness and alleviate tenderness.
  • Aloe vera heals and moisturizes.
  • Make a honey-vasoline paste, apply to lips for 15 minutes then wipe off to help fight off infection and heal lips up.
  • Use a mash of papaya to exfoliate the lips then rinse off after ten minutes.
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Eat lots of foods high in vitamin A.
  • Keep up your intake of vitamin E.
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