March 2, 2013

6 Home Remedies for Dry Lips With Ingredients From Your Kitchen

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Dry lips can definitely be a pain in the rear. Dry or chapped lips usually occur during winter months when the cold weather makes your lips excessively dry. Dry lips will cause your lips to crack and look unattractive and can even cause your lips to start bleeding. Too much sun can also cause dry lips because the sunrays dry up the moisture in your lips.

Cold weather is not the only way you can develop dry lips. Some of the other main causes of dry lips are allergic reactions, dehydration, licking your lips too much and smoking. You can also develop excessive dry lips if you take certain medications or if your body isn't getting enough vitamins or essential fatty acids.
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Tomatoes
tomatoes

That's right, tomatoes can help your dried lips heal quicker. The reason tomatoes help heal dried lips is because the vitamin C acid naturally found in a tomato will help remove dead skin. All you have to do is apply a slice of tomato to your chapped lips and then eat the rest of the tomato.

Honey
Honey has been known to be a great home remedy for dry lips because it will help moisten your lips naturally. As a matter of fact if you check many of the leading chapsticks or lip balms you'll notice that honey or beeswax is a main ingredient. Simply apply some raw honey completely to your dry lips and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before removing. You will begin to notice that your lips are much softer and moisturized.


Acidic Fruits
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Acidic fruits like lemons or oranges can help treat chapped lips. Like tomatoes, lemons and oranges are packed with acids that will help clear up dead skin and reveal your soft lips. Simply cut the orange or lemon in half and squeeze out the juice. Now take a cotton ball and dip it into the acidic juice and apply it directly to your lips. Leave it there for 5 minutes before washing off and applying lip balm.

Aloe Vera
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Aloe vera is known as a great home remedy for dry lips because it is packed with vitamin E, which will help moisten lips. This is why there are aloe vera lip balms out there that are made with pure aloe vera extract. If you can find any aloe vera lip balm you can use them to moisten your lips and cure dry and damaged lips.
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Coconut oil 
 
Using coconut oil is a great way to naturally protect your lips and moisturize them. Apply the pure coconut oil to your chapped lips 4 to 5 times each day.

Cucumbers Excessive exposure to sun rays can cause dry lips. Cucumbers contain a lot of moisture and an antioxidant known as caffeic acid, which will help protect your lips against sun damage. Cucumbers are also rich in acids that help promote the production of collagen. The more collagen your body produces will help your lips moisten and look healthy.


Collagen breaks down as you get older which is why elderly people are more vulnerable to dry lips. Not only will the cucumber help produce more collagen, but the high water content will help hydrate your lips and restore moisture. Simply cut a slice of cucumber and rub it generously on your lips. Let it sit for ten minutes and then rinse off.

There are some other things you can do to naturally help dry lips stay moisturized. One of these things is to keep your body properly hydrated by consuming enough water. Most people that suffer from dry lips don't drink enough water to keep their body hydrated.

Eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin A like tomatoes, carrots, and lettuce because these foods will help moisturize your lips. If you don't have any lip balm on hand apply some shea butter to keep your lips moisturized and avoid dry lips.

Check out Wart Removal Experts to check out some more great home remedies.


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2 comments:

  1. for chapped lips get Burt's Bees MEDICATED Lip Balm, found at CVS or Target.

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  2. Applying cocoa butter on lips is a good remedy for Dry Lips or Cracked Lips.

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