Chapped lips, a.k.a. cheilitis simplex or common cheilitis, are characterized by cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin of the lips, and are one of the most common types of cheilitis. While both lips may be affected, the lower lip is the most common site. There may also be burning or the formation of large, painful cracks when the lips are stretched. If chronic, cheilitis simplex can progress to crusting and bleeding.
Top home remedies of Chapped Lips are
1.Apply honey and milk cream
Honey is a great moisturizer that also has healing and antibacterial properties to treat chapped lips.
Mix honey with milk cream and rub on lips.
2.Apply petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly moisturizes and protects the skin.
Apply petroleum jelly, such as vaseline.
3.Apply coconut oil
Coconut oil penetrates into the skin, kills germs and bacteria, neutralizes the inflammation.
Apply pure coconut oil or olive oil several times a day on your lips to keep them moist.
4.Apply aloe vera
Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. It helps in healing and also acts as pain reliever.
Rub some aloe vera gel on your lips.
5.Rub with sugar and honey mixture
Sugar and honey mixture helps slough off dry, dead skin cells.and keep lips moisturaized.
Mix a pinch of sugar with a few drops of honey and gentlely scrub the lips.
6.Apply almond oil and honey
Almond oil soothes, revitalizes, nourishes and moisturizes the lips. Vitamin E in almond oil protects from sun damage and has the anti-aging properties.
Apply the mixture of almond oil and honey, leave the mixture for 30 minutes or overnight for best results.
7.Rub with cucumber
Cucumber juice serves as a functional toner which moisturizes and clears up skin.
Rub cucumber slice on your lips 4-5 times in a day to help your lips heal faster.
Drink more water to help keep the lips moisturized.
Drink water regularly.
9.Humidify the air
Maintaining good humidity keeps the lips moisturized.
Place metal or ceramic bowls full of water on heat registers or radiators to push humidity into the air. Use a rack instead of the dryer to dry clothes. Place water-filled vases on sunny window sills. Leave the door open when showering.
10.Apply baking soda
Baking soda helps exfoliate and lighten your lips.
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with a few drops of water to make a paste. Rub your lips in a gentle circular motion.