Have you ever experienced dry and sore lips? Have your lips ever felt painful and red in colour? Have they felt them rough and tender with peeling, cracking or bleeding? These are symptoms of chapped lips. Chapped lips are common, almost everyone including men experience it.

Chapped lips are caused by different reasons such as environmental factors such as excessive sun or exposure to wind or cold, dehydration and the most common – licking your lips too much.

Nobody likes chapped lips but it is something that can be taken care of by simple lip care.

Good lip care – the natural way

1. Stay hydrated

This means to drink plenty of water; at least 1.5 liter a day to keep your body and skin well hydrated.

2. Stop licking your lips

This is one major cause of chapped lips. Most people lick the lips to keep it moisturized but it causes dry chapped lips. Please, stop licking your lips.

3. Protect from sun damage

This is also a major cause of dry chapped lips. The ultra violet rays can do harm to your lips and leave them cracked and irritated. Use a lip balm with UV protection.

4. Hydrate your lips with hot water

You can hydrate your lips by sipping hot water or decaffeinated tea. This dilates your circulatory system and the moisture reaches your tissues. Hot water also increases the production of moisture in your lips.

5. Nutrition

The most natural way to avoid chapped dry lips is to stay healthy. Take in foods such as milk and vegetables and drink a lot of warm water.

6. Exfoliate your lips

This is removing dead skin cells that make your lips appear rough and dry. Exfoliating your lips should be done at least once a week. By doing this you exfoliate the delicate dry skin of your lips.

You can use an old toothbrush and a mild exfoliating product. In light circular motions, use the toothbrush to run over your lips.

7. Avoid hot spicy, salty foods

Eating hot foods dries and cracks the lips. Avoiding salty and spicy dishes also helps to keep the lips healthy.

8. Cucumber Extract

You can apply cucumber extract on your lips, this helps cure the discomfort from dry chapped lips. Leave the extract to stay for one hour.

You do not have to suffer with dry chapped lips. Go au naturel.


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