Chapped, or cracked, lips is the term commonly used to describe dry lips. Chapped lips can be caused by a number of factors, including the weather, excessive licking of the lips, and certain medications.People of all ages and genders can get chapped lips, particularly if they have dry skin.
What Causes Chapped Lips?Lips don’t contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. For this reason, the lips are more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped (cracked). Lack of moisture can make the problem worse, whether it’s weather-induced or related to a lack of self-care. Lack of humidity in the air during the winter months is known to cause chapped lips. Frequent sun exposure in the summer can also worsen your condition.
Chapped lips can usually be treated at home. The first step is to make sure that your lips have enough moisture.
- applying lip balm throughout the day, as needed
- use a lip scrub
- drinking more water
- using a humidifier in the home
- avoiding cold weather conditions or wrapping your mouth with a scarf
Lip Scrub Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup oil – any oil will do, choose your favorite
- 1/4 tsp rosewater
- Optional: 2-3 drops of food coloring
Add the sugar and rosewater in a bowl and mix well before slowly adding the oil. Pay attention to the consistency, using less oil to create a fluffier scrub. For a smoother scrub, keep adding oil after half of it is already in the mixture. When it is done to your liking, transfer it to a sealed jar and use it on your lips!
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