During cold or humid months, our skin doesn’t get the amount of hydration and moiturization it needs to stay healthy and supple. A drop in temperature means that our water intake goes down too, further reducing the moisture-levels in the body. They say your lips give away the hydration levels of your body. Dry, damaged and chapped lips usually means that the body needs more fluids. So before you turn to expensive creams and lotions for a quick-fix, make sure you dunk a few glasses of warm water for a more long lasting solution. Warm water, soups and green tea are your best friends for healthy hydration in cold months. In addition, here are some natural fixes to get smooth lips in winters.
1. Almond Oil
Almond oil has rich vital nutrients, especially vitamin E which works with other antioxidants like vitamin C to give it an amazing moisturising property. During winters, most of us are looking for solutions for our chapped and unhydrated lips, a few drops of almond oil is all it takes. It can be used in combination with honey as a natural lip balm to have soft, baby lips and can be stored in the refrigerator for further use.
Almond oil has rich vital nutrients, especially vitamin E. Photo credit : Istock
Rather than using artificial lip scrubs laced with chemicals, using a natural scrub is better for lips and skin which removes the dead cells and restores natural softness. It has a natural humectant, which keeps the lips hydrated while scrubbing. For more nourishment, add a few drops of jojoba oil. To use, wet lips and apply a small amount, then massage in using a circular motion gently, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.
(Also read: How to Make Natural Lip Scrubs at Home)
Sugar has a natural humectant. Photo credit : Istock
Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties along with a high content of vitamin c which hydrates damaged cells. Honey and sugar scrub, honey and lemon juice, honey and glycerin, honey with rose water are some of the many ways to use this magical ingredient to soothe chapped lips.
Milk is always known for its benefits for all over body, it has calcium, potassium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 and several other helpful nutrients. Its moisturizing properties are well know too. Remember Cleopatra and her famous milk and rosewater bath? Apply milk and turmeric as a paste on the lips and let sit it for 5 minutes before scrubbing it off gently. See the difference for yourself!
Milk is always known for its benefits for all over body. Photo credit : Istock
5. Beetroot Juice
Beetroot is the best way to treat discolored lips but it is also a great way to hydrate dry, chapped lips. It works wonders when applied on the lips for 20 minutes and then rinsed off. Your lips will be soft and also have a natural rosy glow from the beets.
Beetroot is the best way to treat discolored lips. Photo credit : Istock
Tomato paste is a great way to get treat dried, dark and chapped lips, as it contains vitamin c and is a powerful antioxidant that fights damaging skin cells and also helps in rejuvenation of the lips. You just have to apply the tomato paste on your lips and then rinse it off after 15 minutes to get soft and moisturized lips.
Tomato paste is a great way to get treat dried, dark and chapped lips. Photo credit : Istock
Try these natural remedies at home to keep your lips soft and smooth during the winter season.