How to Treat Chapped Lips? (Plus – Two Home Remedies)

Practically everyone knows the pain and agony of rough, dry, chapped lips. They ache, they burn, and cannot be relieved. Chapped Lips are very common during winter when the air is dry and temperatures dropdown. As a result of the lack of humidity, your lips become reddish, then crack (and even bleed and peel in some cases). How do you prevent this from happening?

What Are the Symptoms of chapped lips?

When having chapped lips, you may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • dryness
  • swelling
  • cracks
  • flaking
  • sores
  • bleeding

5 Tips to Prevent And Ease The Pain Of Chapped Lips:

1. Apply vegetable oil (like coconut oil) several times a day.
2. If you suffer from cracked lips during the summer, perhaps you should consider using sunscreen.
3. Drink more fluids. Dehydration can contribute to getting chapped lips.
4. Humidify your home or office during the winter.
5. Use a natural lip balm, and prefer natural, unflavoured & unscented ones.

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Making your lip balm might not arrive in a fancy box, but can be made of ingredients you have in your kitchen. These lip balm recipes for chapped lips have come down from generation to generation and are still used today.

Chapped Lips Home Remedies:

Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm

In a double boiler over hot water, melt 1.5 ounces of beeswax. Stir in one-ounce honey and then beat in two ounces of olive oil by hand. Stir until cool. Place the lip balm in a wide mouth jar.
Apply as needed to prevent chapped lips.

Tasty Lip Balm

In a double boiler, melt one to two ounces of beeswax. Add one cup of almond oil and mix in. Add three tablespoons, honey. Remove from heat and add one teaspoon of essential oil. Suggestions: Lavender, rose, bergamot, or lemon verbena. You can also use vanilla, lemon, orange, or strawberry extract.

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