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Prevent chapped lips this winter with these kitchen ingredients

Chapped lips are not exclusive to winters, it can be a problem at any time of the year. Check out these home remedies.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2019 2:25:20 pm
how to prevent chapped lips, home remedies for chapped lips, chapped and dry lips, chapped lips in winter, skin care, skincare tips, indian express, lifestyle We tell you some important tips, along with ingredients that can help make your lips soft. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

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

how to prevent chapped lips, home remedies for chapped lips, chapped and dry lips, chapped lips in winter, skin care, skincare tips, indian express, lifestyle Exfoliating your lips with a good scrub can help to remove dead skin. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

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.

Coconut oil

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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

how to prevent chapped lips, home remedies for chapped lips, chapped and dry lips, chapped lips in winter, skin care, skincare tips, indian express, lifestyle The enzymes in aloe vera have mild exfoliating properties. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

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.

Ghee

how to prevent chapped lips, home remedies for chapped lips, chapped and dry lips, chapped lips in winter, skin care, skincare tips, indian express, lifestyle Ghee acts as a moisturiser. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

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

how to prevent chapped lips, home remedies for chapped lips, chapped and dry lips, chapped lips in winter, skin care, skincare tips, indian express, lifestyle Green tea contains contain polyphenols which reduce inflammation. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

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.

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