Winter may bring some relief from the scorching summer, but it can also be brutal when it comes to the neglected parts of the body like lips. Lips start to get dry, itchy and cracked and often may feel super uncomfortable.
The best solution — and what comes to our minds first in order to make our lips soft instantly — is to apply store-bought lip balms; but, they only work for a short period of time. We need a solution for the longer run and the answer lies in our kitchen which is filled with ingredients that can help us take care of our lips. We give you some important tips, along with ingredients that can help make your lips soft and moisturised even during the harsh winter months.
Exfoliate with sugar and honey
If you are someone who constantly suffers from chapped lips, then you might be in need of a lip scrub. Exfoliating your lips with a good scrub can remove dead skin and help your lips feel re-hydrated and smooth. We suggest making a scrub with sugar and honey, rubbing it on with a brush.
The good old coconut oil always comes to our rescue, no matter what. Coconut oil acts as a good emollient, adding moisture to the skin. It has some anti-bacterial properties as well, which may help prevent bacterial infection of a very chapped lip.
Aloe vera has a number of uses and its anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effects make it a great choice for treating chapped lips. Cut a leaf off and slice it open to scoop out the gel. Apply the gel to your lips after you have kept it in the refrigerator for a while to get the cooling affect, do this twice a day.
A drop of ghee can work wonders on your dry and chapped lips. Ghee acts as a moisturiser. Apply some ghee on your lips and leave it overnight.
Green tea bags
Post steeping your tea, remove the bag and rub it over your lips thoroughly to exfoliate them. Not only is green tea rich in antioxidants and minerals, it also reduces inflammation and redness.