When your lips are sore, red, and peeling, even a little grin can crack them wide open, try with these natural and healing lip balm recipes that will protect your lips from the sun and the weather. They will help bring a smile to your face!
Do not lick your lips! Chapped lips are often a dehydration problem, licking your lips momentarily apply moisture, which then evaporates and leaves your lips feeling drier than before.
Also saliva contains digestive enzymes that don't do your sore lips any good. Licking chapped lips can lead to dermatitis, the lips don't have any oil glands, if you scrape off any oil that might be on them from surrounding areas, you may end up with a red ring of dermatitis around the mouth.
Be wise. Nutritional deficiencies; such as those of B-complex vitamins and iron, can play a part in scaling of the lips. Make sure your multivitamin supplement contains plenty of those.
Drink up. Moisturize your lips from the inside out by drinking enough fluids. As you age, the ability of your cells to retain moisture decreases, so your dryness problem may actually increase when getting older.
Make your Natural Lip Balm. The best way to deal with chapped lips is to avoid the dry, windy, cold weather that can cause them in the first place.
Before you go out, and several times while you're out, coat your lips with this natural lip moisturizer. Since lips don't hold anything on them very well, you will need to reapply it every time you eat or drink anything or wipe your lips.
Some people have a tendency to drool in their sleep, which can dry out lips or aggravate ones that are already chapped, they must the lip balm every night before bed. It acts as a barrier to protect the lips.