Ways to Treat Chapped and Dark Lips

Home remedies for chapped lips

Dry lips
Unexpected allergies, smoking, caffeine and hormonal imbalances or vitamin B2 deficiency in our body leads dryness or chapped lips. Lifetime Stock

Chapped or dark lips can break your look. UV rays, too much coffee, unexpected allergies, smoking, caffeine and hormonal imbalances or vitamin B2 deficiency in our body leads dryness or chapped lips.

Once you identify the triggers causing the obvious dryness, you can work on treating your lip, armed with a handful of kitchen ingredients and consistency.

Here are some natural remedies that could help you get rid of chapped lip, suggested by Seema Nanda, Cosmetologist and founder, Estetico- The Facial Bar.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is very hydrating as it contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory that soothe and rehydrate damaged skin.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil combats inflammation and is an emollient. Ideal to soothe and soften the skin.

Honey lips
Honey contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties, which help prevent infections from developing in extremely dry or cracked lips. Lifetime Stock

Honey

It is highly moisturising. Honey also contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties, which help prevent infections from developing in extreme dryness.

Cucumber

It can gently moisturize the lips and may contain vitamins and minerals that could improve the lips’ appearance.

Green Tea

Rich in antioxidants and minerals, Green tea contains polyphenols, which reduce inflammation. Soak a bag of green tea in warm water and gently rub it over the dry portion to soften and remove excess dry skin. This technique is gentler than traditional exfoliation.

Some scrubs that can help

1. Mix turmeric or haldi and milk, leave it on for about two to three minutes and wash it off. Then, apply some lip balm and leave.

Also Read- Ways to Deal with Dry Skin

2. Apply a mixture of lemon juice, sugar and scrub the portion twice a week.

3. Rose petals: Soak rose petals overnight and grind it the next day with a little bit of milk and apply it as a mask on your lips, works better when you apply it overnight. (IANS)