Health & Beauty | 13 January 20175 Natural Remedies for Chapped Lips Share article facebook twitter google pinterest One of the worst parts of winter is dry, chapped lips. Home Remedies shows you how to treat yours with natural ingredients you can find around your house! Try these tips and tricks and have your lips looking great in no time! Dry, cracked lips are one of the many banes of winter. When the weather turns cold and dry, the thin skin on the lips can suffer. Unfortunately, this dryness instinctively provokes us to lick our lips—further drying them out and exacerbating the problem. While chapped lips aren’t dangerous, they can sting, bleed, and even make your lips vulnerable to a cold sore or infection. If your lips have fallen victim to the elements, try these natural suggestions—and kiss chapped lips goodbye. Lip Balm The key to protecting your lips from the wrath of winter is to moisturize them. You ideally want a moisturizing balm that forms a barrier between your lips and the air. Look for an oil-based balm or apply petroleum jelly throughout the day. Coconut Oil With its moisturizing, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, coconut oil is a natural choice for chapped lips. Plus, it smells great! Apply it to your lips as often as necessary. Honey Honey moisturizes dry skin and has antibacterial properties as well. Rub honey on your chapped lips throughout the day, or make a paste with sugar (see below). Castor Oil Castor oil does a great job lubricating dry, chapped lips. Apply castor oil to your lips several times a day, or mix equal parts castor oil and glycerin with a few drops of lemon juice to make a healing treatment you can leave on overnight. Sugar Sugar naturally exfoliates the skin, removing the dead skin cells that accompany chapped lips. Mix equal parts sugar and olive oil or honey to form a paste. Rub this paste on your lips to loosen the dead skin; after a few minutes, wipe it off with warm water. Hydration from the Inside Out When it comes to chapped lips, staying hydrated can be one of your best defenses. Be sure to drink extra water during the winter months, and use a humidifier in your bedroom. Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or eating too much salt, as these can dehydrate your body. Buy from an Online Retailer US: A handy guide, Home Remedies provides families with ordinary household remedies to treat over 100 common ailments safely, effectively, and inexpensively in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Discover easy remedies to help care for everyday health problems with cures from a wide range of sources. Get time-tested, natural easements for coughs, cold and flu viruses, aches and pains, digestive complaints, sleep disorders, skin conditions, and even get some tips to help babies and women’s health. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.