Cracked lips are not the most pleasant sight in the world. Neither are they pleasant to the one who has them. Some of the causes of chapped lips are vitamin deficiencies, harsh weather, dirt, smoking, dehydration and excessive exposure to the sun. During the summers, when lips get extremely dry and cracked it can cause bleeding lips too, especially if you pick on them.
Ayurvedic Care for Lips
Take a look at some of these natural lip care remedies to heal your chapped lips.
Take a carrier oil like coconut oil, almond oil or castor oil. Add in 1-2 drops of jasmine, peppermint, lavender or chamomile essential oil. Apply this blend on your lips and leave it on. You can use this at least 2-3 times a day and even leave it on overnight. This solution works wonders on dry, cracked lips that won’t heal. The carrier oils work as a natural moisturizer. They contain fatty acids which will make your lips soft and supple. The essential oil will help speed up the healing process of the lips.
This one is fairly easy. All you will need is a slice of cucumber. Rub it on your lips evenly. Leave the juice on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off. Alternatively, you can mash 2-3 slices and rub it on your lips. Use this at least once every day. Cucumber is known to have a hydrating and cooling effect on the skin, it can remove any flakiness and dryness from your lips.
Take around 6-7 rose petals and 1/3 cup of raw milk. Soak the rose petals in the milk overnight. Mash the petals in the milk until it becomes a paste. Apply this on your lips and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Apply once every day. Rose petals contain vitamin E. Rose also helps to retain the natural color of your lips. The fats and vitamins present in the milk keep the lips hydrated and nourished.
Water is your best friend. In any beauty regime related to your skin, water always plays an important role. Water keeps your skin hydrated, fresh and cool. It is always recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to replenish what your body loses through sweat during summers.
Honey is again considered a natural moisturizer for your skin. Massage a thin layer of raw organic honey on your lips twice a day. Leave on for about ten minutes, then use a damp tissue or cloth to wipe it off. Honey also contains antibacterial properties which help your lips heal faster.