What is the first thing you should do to get rid of chapped lips or peeling lips?
Apply lip balm. Lip balms are keys for locking in moisture and re-hydrating dry lips. Even those lip balms which are very basic and inexpensive. Even though, the utmost natural way for most people to re-hydrate their chapped lips is by licking their lips. However, by licking your lips, you will make it worse.
Exfoliate your lips
In order for any ointment to better absorb into your lips, you might want to remove the dead skin on your lips using an exfoliation method.
Try this method:-
Add little olive oil into a teaspoon of sugar.
Apply on your lips.
Massage them gently in a circular motion to rub away the dead skin.
Now, your lips should feel soft and renewed.
After you have exfoliated your lips, you will expose the fresh skin and thus, help your lips to absorb ointment well and heal better.
Types of recommended ointment
I truly could not emphasize enough on using natural home remedies. For your ointment, you could use natural moisturizers made from seed butters and nut oils. The following are some ointments for treating cracked lips with home remedies:-
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Rosehip oil
- Jojoba oil
- Cocoa or shea butter
Better treatment to get rid of chapped lips
Should you do not have the above mentioned natural ointments, then, you could heal your chapped or cracked lips by applying with an extremely moisturizing lip or face cream that absorb well into the skin. Look for creams with antioxidants or hyaluronic acid. Then, seal the moisture in with a lip balm. Choose your lip balm that contains sealing agents such as shea butter, coconut butter, beeswax, almond oil, Vitamin E and/oil other natural ingredients in order to maintain moisture inside your skin. However, do not choose any lip balm with an extra-long list of ingredients you could not pronounce.
Treating cracked lips by soothing them with home remedy if your lips are so cracked that it hurts to smile. You could rub little amount of pure honey to moisturize your lips to make them better. You could also rub some aloe vera gel on your to soothe and get rid of your chapped lips.
Food that has the same ingredient as many lip-plumping glosses
Even though, most experts say the effect is minimal, but capsaicin, which is the compound that gives spiciness to chilies are used in many lip-plumping glosses. Ingredients such as capsaicin, menthol, cinnamon, and wintergreen irritates the lips, and thus, increasing the blood flow. The extra blood is then swelling the lips.
Let me share with you on how to do magical makeup to create the appearance of a puffier pout. Apply a very small amount of silver or gold lip gloss in the middle of your upper and lower lips, and then gently smear with your finger just to cover the middle section of your lips.
Use fluoride-free toothpaste
You might have allergy to fluoride. Therefore, fluoridated toothpaste not only could cause irritations in your mouth, but also could affect your lips. Switch your fluoridated toothpaste with non-fluoridated toothpaste and see whether it helps. Besides that, you might also want to avoid sodium lauryl sulphate, which is the foaming agent found in most toothpaste. This ingredient could also aggravate chapped lips, ulcers or mouth sores.
For women with dry lips, when you select your lipsticks, choose sheer lipsticks rather than matte lipsticks since sheer lipsticks contain more oils than matte lipsticks.
Drink plenty of water
All in all, always make it a habit to drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. When your body is dehydrated, the first to be affected is often your lips. Keep your body hydrated for a healthy mouth and healthy body. Drink plenty of water to get rid of chapped lips.