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Ways to Treat Chapped and Dark Lips

Home remedies for chapped lips

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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)

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Know About the Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is popular among fitness enthusiasts

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Green Tea
Green Tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. Lifetime Stock

Green tea is popular among fitness enthusiasts and those trying to shed some kilos. Whether you are trying to boost your overall health, or just your metabolism, a couple cups of that tea can help massively, say experts.

We speak to Dolly Kumar, founder-director at Gaia – Good Health and Razi Khan, tea sommelier and director of sales and marketing at Typhoo Tea to find out.

How does green tea help?

Kumar: Green Tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, and that’s why green tea can do wonders for your health. Regular consumption of it enhances the body’s metabolism, aids weight loss and helps in case of obesity, helps reduce blood cholesterol, helps control anxieties and also has anti-aging benefits.

Khan: Green tea has become a popular beverage worldwide, enjoyed by different age groups. The drink comes with loaded antioxidants and nutrients. It has become a go-to beverage for those who are conscious about their health and fitness.

Green Tea
Green tea has become a popular beverage worldwide, enjoyed by different age groups. Lifetime Stock

How much and when to take?

Kumar: 3-5 cups a day before and after meals, is ideal. Avoid consuming it post-dinner since it contains a meager amount of caffeine.

Khan: The intake should be between 2-3 cups a day. It assists in curbing appetite and should not be taken in excess. My advice is to take a cup in the morning or evening. One can drink after meals to boost your metabolism too. Advisable not to take it before breakfast.

How to choose from available flavors?

Kumar: This depends on primarily taste preference. Some like their tea minty, some like it lemony while some prefer the simple and classic taste of plain tea, and so on. Furthermore, different variants of the tea has added benefits of the active ingredients such as tea with ginger helps improve digestion and helps in sore throat, lemon helps control hunger pangs, lemon and honey helps burn fat, Cardamom helps lower blood pressure, Tulsi helps boost immunity and Jasmine helps relieve stress.

Khan: A cup of tea that helps to heal, energize, stimulate and uplift your mood, improves your health, heals emotional wounds and dissolves cultural barriers is always a good idea. It’s like your very own magic potion but finding the exact right blend for your current state of mind is essential.

Also Read- Here’s How a Low Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Pro tip: Pairing it with regular exercise helps increase the body’s metabolism and it is especially beneficial to drink green tea before a workout. No matter what health issue you are looking at, this could be a beverage for everyone. (IANS)