Treat Chapped Lips Using Home Remedies

By on December 3, 2011

 Treat Chapped Lips Using Home Remedies
Chapped lips hurt when smiling, eating, drinking and just about anything to do with moving your lips. Chapped lips are more common in the winter months because of the low humidity. Our lips lack the natural oil our skin makes to protect against dry skin. Just by trying to grin or smile when your lips are chapped can crack and hurt lips.

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need
Lip balm with sunscreen
Lipstick or lip gloss
Zinc oxide
Bag balm used for cow udders
Olive oil
Half a lemon
100% pure orange juice
Cucumber slice
Aloe Vera

Use a lip balm with sunscreen in it. The sun can dry out our lips as well as our skin so using a lip balm with sunscreen will help treat chapped lips and prevent chapped lips from occurring.

Wear a creamy lipstick or lip gloss every day. The creamy lipstick or lip gloss helps soothe the lips when they are chapped. Lipstick or lip gloss can also prevent chapped lips because it is opaque and helps filter out harsh light.

Drink plenty of fluids every day to moisturize your lips from the inside out. Drinking several ounces of water every few hours can soothe chapped lips and prevent chapped lips in the first place.

Apply zinc oxide to your lips every night before bed. Many people tend to drool in their sleep which can irritate chapped lips and cause chapped lips. Zinc oxide acts as a barrier and protects the lips from chapping from drool.

Apply bag balm to your lips that is normally used by farmers to soothe the udders of a cow. Apply it to your lips for 1 to 2 days and it should help soothe chapped lips. Bag balm can be found at farm supply stores, vet supply stores, some pharmacies and health food stores.

Take a little bit of olive oil, enough to fill a shot glass, and apply it to your lips every day until the chapped lips are healed. You can keep using it as long as you want to prevent chapped lips from returning. You can also rub the fleshy side of a tomato on your lips if they are really chapped. This may sting a little so use it with caution.

Put a little bit of sugar on a half of a lemon and rub it on your lips. Apply glycerin after doing this to keep lips moisturized. This is a simple yet effective remedy.