Monday, 27 October 2014

Natural Home Remedies to Cure Dry and Chapped Lips

Dry and Chapped Lips occur all the time without warning .This is not life threatening, but it can cause inconvenience and affect the way people live their lives.

Symptoms of Chapped Lips

(i) Bleeding
(ii) Peeling
(iii) The patient can experience slight pain
(iv) There is a feeling of dryness
(v) The lips become rough and reddish
(vi) loss of moisture

Causes of Chapped Lips

(i) Dehydration
(ii) Deficiency of vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids
(iii) Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiencies
(iv) Allergic reaction to some chemicals
(v) Excessive licking of lips
(vi) Overexposure to extreme temperatures
(vii) Exposure to sun radiations
(viii) Smoking
(ix) Certain medications
(x) Change in climatic conditions
(xi) Winter colds
(xii) Dry weather
(xiii) Cracked lips
(xiv) Lip biting

Although there are many commercial products available on retail sales shelves, there are also several highly effective home remedies that can be used to accomplish the same purposes.

Natural Home Remedies to Cure Dry and Chapped Lips

1 . Honey

One of the best known moisturizer is honey. Honey has some anti-bacterial properties beneficial for treating chapped lips. Apply the sweet tasting, pure honey on your lips 3 times a day, especially before bedtime. Honey not only heals dry cracked lips but also restore their natural moisture. Try this remedy for several days to get soft smooth lips. When a few drops are added to a teaspoon of honey and applied to the lips before bedtime, it can fix the problem of dryness.

2 . Aloe Vera

Although its odor and taste are unpleasant, there is no doubt about the healing properties of aloe vera. The advantage of this plant is that it can be grown in your back yard. When the need arises, it will be easy enough to simply pluck a leaf and lather the lips with the juice.

3 . Rose Petals

If there is no aloe vera plant available, rose petal extract is a great alternative for relief of chapped lips. This extract mixed with raw milk can serve as a moisturizing agent. The recommended regimen is to apply the mixture two to three times a day and then once before going to bed. If raw milk is not available, glycerin is a good substitute.

4 . Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help heal chapped lips caused by cold or dry weather. Simply apply pure coconut oil several times a day on your lips to keep them moist. You can also use olive oil or mustard oil.

5 . Glycerin

Glycerin helps a lot to cure cracked lips. Two drops of glycerin applied before going to bed can relieve you from dry and cracked lips. This will help in retaining lost moister of your lips due to climate conditions.

6 . Olive Oil

 This remedy can be found in most kitchen cupboards. Applying olive oil to your lips several times a week can keep them protected from dry air and promote healing when they do become chapped.

7 .Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic with antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties and we highly recommend you consider carrying it in your first aid kit. When applied topically, it is an effective treatment for preventing bleeding lips from becoming infected, acne, mouth ulcers, angular cheilitis, yeast infections, athlete’s foot, scabies, lice, skin cuts, insect bites & stings, burns and blisters. With so many uses, it is no wonder tea tree oil is referred as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.”

8 . Milk Cream

Milk cream is an excellent skin softener, and it has the ability to hasten the elimination of dead skin. Leave cream milk drops on the lips for ten minutes. Afterwards, rub the remaining traces of milk cream from the lips with cotton dipped in lukewarm water. That will hasten healing.

9 . Butter

This is one of the oldest remedies used for chapped lips. Apply butter or pure ghee to the lips routinely to encourage healing.

10 . Almond Oil

Almond oil is rich in vitamin E and therefore serves as a perfect moisturizer for your skin and lips. Apply a few drops of almond oil on your lips every time you feel your lips are getting dry.

11 . Lemon Balm With Honey

This is one of the most effective home remedies for treating dry and chapped lips. Lemon exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells and also cleanses it. Honey on the other hand moisturizes and keeps it soft. Apply this on dry and chapped lips. Do this twice a day to get best results.

12 . Sugar Scrub

Mix 2 teaspoons of sugar with 1 tsp of honey. Massage it on your lips. Leave for 5 minutes. After that rub with your fingers, to remove dry cells on the lips. Rinse properly with the lukewarm water.

13 . Avoid licking Your lips

Your saliva may momentarily provide a coating of moisture, but it evaporates quickly, leaving lips drier than before. And the saliva contains digestive enzymes that dry out tissue.

 14 . Drink Plenty of Fluids

Having 8-10 glasses of water per day is ideal. When your body is dehydrated, it often shows first in your lips. The more water, the better!

15 . Cucumber

Cucumber is excellent to cure crack lips. Peel and grate one cucumber. Mash it and apply that over your lips. Keep it for half an hour and then wash with clean water. It really works.