Lips are one of the sensitive parts of the face. They do not have oil glands to keep them hydrated, so they are more susceptible to dryness than other parts. If not taken care of properly, they get badly affected by external factors like cold and dry weather, excessive exposure to sun, dust, and pollution.
Chapped lips can occur due to less water intake, excessive exposure to cold and dry air, eating more dry (popcorn) or cold food (frozen) items, and excessive licking.
Ayurveda has the best remedies to heal and even prevent chapped lips. Here are the top three home remedies and diet tips to get rid of chapped lips:
1. Scrubbing with aloe vera & sugar:
Scrubbing your lips is essential to remove dead skin and get soft and smooth lips. You can scrub your lips gently with a mixture of aloe vera gel and sugar (one teaspoon each) and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with regular water. After this, you can moisturize your lips with ghee (clarified butter) or balm.
2. Massage with ghee:
Apply ghee gently over the lips every 2 to 3 hours for a minimum of three days. It will give you relief from chapped lips and leave you with soft lips. If you are not at home and cannot carry ghee with you, use a lip balm with beeswax and shea butter base.
3. Steam with boiling milk:
If your lips are severely dry and peeling badly, then you can give steam along with the above-given remedies. It is better to give steam with boiling milk which will help to moisten the lips instantly. To do this, you can keep your face above boiling milk for 5 minutes. Repeat it twice a day until you see good results.