Factors that can cause dry, chapped lips:
- Matte lipsticks or long-wearing lip paints (especially in arid or cold climates).
- Lip plumper (contains irritants such as capsicum, menthol, menthoxypropanediol, ginger, or mint oils, all of which cause irritation).
- Deficiency of Vitamin B2 (which in addition to chapping can cause persistent cracks in skin at the sides of the mouth).
- Deficiencies of niacin or Vitamin B6 (can also cause persistent cracks along the side of the mouth).
- Yeast infections.
There are many products to treat chapped lips:
It’s important to drink plenty of water during the day to keep your body well hydrated. Try to start your day by drinking one or two glasses of water before eating or drinking anything else.
This remedy will help your lips stay moisturized while also enhancing their beautiful color.
Preparation: Wash a handful of rose petals thoroughly in water. Soak the petals in milk for a few hours. Mash the rose petals into a thick paste. Now, apply the paste on your dry lips two to three times a day and every night before going to bed.
Preparation: First, rub a small slice of cucumber across your dry lips gently so that the juice is applied well over them. After, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your lips with water. Do this several times a day to help your lips heal faster. Cucumber will hydrate your lips and make them soft.
Sugar is good to exfoliate the dead cells off your chapped lips. That will help to restore their natural softness faster.
Preparation: First, mix two teaspoons of sugar with one teaspoon of honey. Apply the paste to your lips and let it sit for a few minutes. With your fingers, rub gently the mixture around on your lips. Wash it off with lukewarm water.