There is nothing that beats dry and chapped lips that make you feel that your lips have suddenly been suctioned. Even though they look unattractive but that is a secondary factor considering chapped lips can be painfully awful. And by painfully awful, I mean both the words separately as well as put together.
Odds are, one bitter cold morning, you forget where you have put away the magically jelly that heals your lips or you simply run out of it. Try as you might, there is no petroleum jelly left on the side walls of the pot too. But before you go fifty shades of berserk, losing your mind over cracked lips that feel awful and cannot tolerate even lipstick, know that there are some solutions for cracked lips in the kitchen too. *sigh* what a relief! So let’s begin with the home remedies for dry lips.
Honey for a Bunny Smile
Honey is an amazing moisturizer that bears anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. Within seconds, the moisturizer works to healing your lips. All you have to do is apply pure organic honey on your cracked lips several times.
Or make a honey paste with glycerin and apply to your lips before bed. Overnight, the paste works its magic and you get to have softer lips in the morning. Guess, we all need to pay some special thanks to bees for all their hard work.
A Milky Way
Another home remedy for chapped lips is milk cream. The milky solution boasts high fat content in the cream that helps to moisturize lips. You need to apply the fresh cream of milk and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, clean it off from your lips with the aid of a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water.
Almond oil is another solution for the drought on your lips. It is a hypoallergenic moisturizer that helps to heal chapped lips. Vitamin A and E also help to work as free radical fighters. Just oil your lips and the almond oil will help to rehydrate them and fix the problem.
Rose for Rosy Lips
Turns out rose petals do more than just expressing love. They have some killer nourishing properties due to the Vitamin E abundance. As a plus, the petals also help to retain your natural lip color.
Soak 5-6 petals in a ¼ cup of raw milk for about 3 hours. Next, gently mash the petals in the milk to form a paste-like consistency. Lactic acid in the milk assists in exfoliating dead skin from your lips. Vitamins and minerals in milk help to nourish and hydrate the chapped lips too, which explains why milk is used in this home remedy for dry lips. Apply the paste on your lips for the next 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
The Aloe Vera Way
Since this ingredient has a crucial role to play in numerous other beauty benefits, it decided to jazz in its miracle in the lip field too. Just scoop the gel from the aloe leaf. Apply it on your lips and leave it on for the night.
The reason why the gel works is due to its ability to remove dead skin cells from the lip surface along with soothing the lip cracks. Aloe Vera also strengthens the thin protective lip layer along with adding a cooling effect to the process.
A Sugary Solution
Sugar helps to gently exfoliate your lips, thus helping to recover from the dry spell on the lips. Mix two teaspoons of sugar in a teaspoon of honey. Apply the paste and leave on for a few minutes. Afterwards, use your fingertips to gently rub the paste on your lips to get rid of the loosen dead skill cells.