Winter Care for Chapped Lips

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Chapped lips is a common concern for most of us during cold & dry winter months. As the winters are approaching it is very important for us to begin to care for our lips so we can keep our smiles soft & rosy through out this season.

WHY DO OUR LIPS CHAP:

The main reason for this is due to the absence of sebaceous glands. Lips cannot produce sebum like our skin, which makes them more prone to dryness. A very thin protective layer of oil is present to inhibit moisture loss, but it is often removed due to various reasons.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES:

1. Licking or biting lips
2. Dryness in the air
3. Spending long hours in Air conditioned places
4. Dehydration
5. Reactions to lip products
6. Over consumption of spicy food.
chapped lips
Most of us have the habit of licking our lips without even realising, the enzymes present in our saliva depletes them of moisture. Having to spend long hours in an air conditioned environment, consumption of caffeinated beverages, spicy food & increased levels of pollution lead to painful cracked lips. We usually rely on commercial lip balms & chap sticks to tackle the problem but most of them contain synthetic & chemical derivatives like petrolatum, mineral oil etc which do not heal chapped lips but only seal moisture, yet they can irritate the sensitive skin. The presence of tints can further aggravate the condition causing cracked lips to bleed or even allergies. Following a few easy to do home remedies can prevent the problem altogether.
Caring for your lips is very simple & effortless. All you need to follow is scrubbing your lips thrice a week, to get rid of dead skin. Application of home made recipes at bed time to replenish & hydrate your lips. Lip balms can be used when you are outdoors to protect them from chapping.

RECIPE FOR LIP SCRUB:

1. Grind almonds to a fine powder, to 1/2 a tsp of almond meal mix milk cream & apply the paste to your lips, gently scrub for 2 minutes. Wash off with warm water & follow with a lip balm.
2.To 1/2 tsp of rice powder add 1/2 tsp of almond oil, mix well & gently scrub your lips in a circular way. Wash off with warm water, the almond oil will moisturise your lips.
 
chapped lips winter care Almond scrub+lip balms

RECIPES FOR CHAPPED LIPS:

1.To 1/2 tsp of extra virgin coconut oil add 1/4 tsp of honey, stir it well & massage all over your lips. You can either wipe it off or just wash it with plain water. This will provide hydration & protect the sensitive skin. If necessary, you may substitute coconut oil with rice bran oil.
2. Slit a Vitamin E capsule & add it to 1/2 a tsp of ghee, mix well & apply it to your lips before bed time. You can substitute ghee with butter if you dislike the smell of ghee. The rest of it can be stored in a small container & used up to a week. Make a fresh batch every week.
chapped lips winter care honey coco+lip moisturizer
There is an age old belief that applying ghee or mustard oil to your navel before going to bed can cure & prevent chapping of lips.
These remedies not only heal chapped lips, but also moisturise, lighten pigmentation & protect them from further damage like wrinkles & allergies. If you follow few of these easy remedies religiously you can bid adieu to flaky, dry lips & flaunt a sexy pout.
Also, few of my favourite lip balms are

This is it for now, until next time KEEP SMILING!

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25 COMMENTS

    • Hi Gowthami, if you scrub your lips regularly they’ll become so soft & smooth that you’ll automatically stop biting your lips.:)

  1. I Think my lips have sebaceous glands!! No seriously! They never really chap and I do not really apply anything even winters mein, occasionally lipbalm ….moreover lipbalms make them feel greasy.

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