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What are the different home remedies for Cracked, chapped and dry lips?

What are Chapped lips?
• Chapped lips are a condition where the lips become dry and cracked.
• It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture.
• The lips become dry when the layer of oil that is naturally produced by the body to coat the lips is removed.

Symptoms for chapped lips
• Lips being dry
• Burning
• Red and swollen
• Small cracks
• Peeling of the skin on the lips
• Large cracks
• Pain or bleeding cracks

Causes for chapped lips
• Deficiency of vitamins
• Deficiency of iron or essential fatty acids.
• Allergic reaction
• Dehydration
• Excessive licking of lips
• Exposure to sun radiations
• Smoking
• Certain medications
• Cold weather
• Change in climatic conditions

Home Remedies for Chapped Lips

1. Water
• Drink lots and lots of water to keep hydrated.
• The most simple and vital treatment for curing dry chapped lips.
• Less water results in dryness in both the skin and the lips.

2. Petroleum Jelly
• Apply lip balm or petroleum jelly on the lips.
• This will help them remain smooth.
• Apply it especially before going to bed.

3. Ghee or butter
• Pure ghee or butter is also beneficial in treating dry chapped lips.
• Apply a little ghee or butter onto the cracks.
• It helps to keep the lips smooth and heals the cracks.

4. Rose petals
• Take a few rose petals and soak them in raw milk for a few hours.
• Make a paste and apply it on the lips.
• This would heal the dryness.
• It works effectively in retaining the lost pink color.

5. Milk Cream
• Apply milk cream on the lips.
• This will help remove the dry dead skin.
• This will make the lips smooth.

6. Cucumber
• Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips.
• This would cure dry and chapped lips.

7. Neem leaves
• Grind a few neem leaves and take out the juice.
• Apply this juice on the lips to heal the cracked and chapped lips.

8. Aloe Vera
• Application of aloe Vera gel on the lips also helps in curing a person who is suffering from dry chapped lips.

9. Vitamin A
• Loss of vitamin A is the cause for dry chapped lips.
• Increase the intake of foods rich in vitamin A such as carrots, green leafy vegetables and tomatoes, legumes, whole grains and nutritional yeast.

10. Glycerine and Honey
• In a tsp of glycerin, add a few drops of honey.
• Apply this paste on the lips and keep them overnight.
• This will help to keep the lips soft and smooth.

11. Castor oil
• Apply castor oil on the lips.
• This will help to cure the dry chapped lips.

12. Sun Screen
• Apply sun screen lip balm or moisturizer.
• This would help prevent dry patches.
• It will also heal the dryness of the lips.

13. Moisturizer based lipstick
• Apply moisturizer-based lipstick on the lips.
• Do not put on excessive lipstick and allow the lips to breathe.

14. Honey
• Honey is a great moisturizer.
• Rub some honey to your chapped lips to heal them fast.
• It will also retain their moisture.

15. Coconut oil
• This is very effective in treating chapped lips.
• Apply small amount of oil on lips many times daily.

16. General Home Remedies
• Avoid wetting the lips with the tongue.
• It makes the lips dark.
• The lips loose the moisture.
• Instead apply a chap stick or a moisturizer.
• Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips.
• Apply castor oil on your dry lips in order to make them smooth and pink.

Dietary Recommendations

– Vitamin A rich diet
• Vitamin A is very important for the growth and repair of the skin.
• The diet should provide one with sufficient quantity of vitamin A.
• Carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables are the best sources of vitamin A.

– Other Dietary measures
• Eat whole grains, legumes and nutritional yeast.

– Make a vitamin rich juice by adding
• 1 tbsp. Of watercress
• Carrot and spinach juice
• 2 tbsp. Wheat germ oil
• One glass of tomato juice
• 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast

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