Onhealthmeup.com - Dry or chapped lips can be painful and unattractive. It caused by dehydration, an allergic reaction, smoking, too much licking, harsh weather, vitamin deficiency, overexposure of the sun and others harmful actions. Symptoms include cracking, flaking, sore or tender lips, redness, and dryness. Over the counter medications and lip balms are available, but making your own natural remedies at home can save you money and exposure to harsh chemicals.
Here is some natural way that you can apply to moisturize your chapped lips :
Method 1: Daily Lips Treatment (Prevention)
The following steps are used to prevent dry and cracked lips consisting of simple daily care.
Many drinks. Chapped lips are a sign of someone who having dehydration or lack of drinking. So make sure you have to enough drink and lips well hydrated. Indonesia is a one of tropical climate area that must be enough to drink with a minimum of 8 glasses per day.
Use Lip Protector. Lips exposed to direct sun, wind, and cold will make the lips easily dry. Therefore always use lip balm to make your wet lips. Use it thirty minutes before outdoor activities.
Vitamins and Other Nutritional Needs. Vitamin deficiency can cause your lips dry and chapped. So make sure you fulfill your vitamins and minerals needs such :
- Vitamin B
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Mineral Supplements
Method 2: Using Topical Applications (Overcoming and Preventing)
Apply moisturizer. Using a moisturizer will help keep the lips hydrated and absorb easily moisture. Moisturizers are an important part to keep the lips moist and avoid drought. The following materials can be applied as lip liners:
- Butter / butter
- Vitamin E Oil
- Coconut oil
Use lip balm. Lip balm boost your chapped lips into healthier and heal in the future. Lip balms also help moisturize and heal the lips against irritation. Here are the procedures :
- Apply lip balm every one or two jams to overcome dry and cracked lips.
- Use a balm with an SPF of at least 16 to save harmful sun rays.
- Apply chapstick only after you have applied moisturizer.
Apply Vaseline. Vaseline can help protect your lips. Using Vaseline can also help protect against sunlight, which can make the lips dry and cracked. It helps to close the lips to further damage or dryness and not moisten it.
Method 3: Avoiding Irritation
Do not use lipstick with a dye. Stop using lipstick with a dye in case of an allergic reaction. If you suspect allergies apply some. Always read labels when buying new lipsticks and avoiding the dyes that cause allergic reactions.
Do not lick your lips. Lick lips will cause more broken lips. While this may seem to help keep it moist and damp, it turns out it actually makes the lips dry and cracked. Use a moisturizer instead.
Do not bite or twist the lips. Biting the lips removes their protectors causing further drying. Give your lips a chance to heal by not biting.
Avoid certain foods. Spicy and sour foods can irritate the lips. Watch your lips after eating and look for signs of irritation. If you've met then avoid these foods that cause irritation include:
- Chili or chili sauce.
- The food was very sour like tomatoes.
- Mango sour etc