Nov 9, 2023, 05:42 PM IST
Coconut oil, being an emollient, not only moisturises the lips but also protects the skin of lips by enhancing its barrier function. It is also one of the easily found items in our homes.
Aloe Vera's anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effect make it a great choice for treating chapped lips. You can use either organic aloe vera gel available in the market or can use fresh aloe vera from its leaf.
Honey can help moisturise your lips and protect cracked lips from infection. It also works as a mild exfoliator and can help remove dry, dead skin from your lips. Apply organic honey to your lips using a finger or a cotton swab.
Petroleum jelly seals in water longer than oils and waxes. It’s also inexpensive and easy to find online and in drugstores. It is best to use before bed to moisturise and sooth dry, cracked lips.
Sugar can be used as an exfoliator for chapped lips. Dead skin cells building up on your lips can be removed by gentle exfoliation using a sugar scrub. All you need is one tablespoon of sugar and coconut oil to make the scrub.
Olive oil's anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties promote skin regeneration which helps in healing cracked skin of lips. You can directly apply olive oil on the lips or can use it as cooking oil.