The skin on the lips is much thinner and delicate as compared to other parts of the body. The various factors including the sun and cold, dry air, licking of lips, medications and other habits making them prone to dryness, cracking, flaking, and peeling.
Dryness and peeling skin on the lips are very uncomfortable and sometimes painful. The best way to prevent this problem is to keep your lips hydrating and nourishing. The lips don’t have oil glands like our skin so it cannot produce their own moisture, but natural moisturizers can help.
Here are some tips to get rid of chapped lips
Dehydration is a major reason when it comes to dry lips. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than it consumes. This can cause dryness on the lips.
Smoking damages the sensitive skin around the lips, causing them to dry out and become more likely to dry and crack.
Exfoliating helps to remove the dead flaky, top layer of skin on your lips to reveal the fresh, young skin underneath. The simplest way to get rid of dry skin is to use a lip scrub once a week. It is easy to use homemade scrub of sugar and honey. You can also use lip scrubs that contain sugar or baking soda to gently exfoliate away this dry skin.
Apply lip balm regularly
Applying moisturizing lip balms help lock in hydration and protect your lips from drying out. Avoid scented and flavored lip balms, as these can also dry out the lips.
Honey is highly moisturizing, which makes it a good natural treatment for dry lips. Honey has antioxidants and antibacterial properties, which prevents the lips to get dried.