I’m a bit of a nutter when it comes to my lips. I hate the feeling that they might be drying out, so if I leave the house without my lip chap I go a little bananas. And by a little, I mean a lot.
There’s just something about that chapped, dried out, cracked lip feeling that makes me want to rip my lips off and hide inside. I know I can’t possibly be the the only one that feels that way.
In fact, V can’t function at all with her Paw Paw ointment. She’s so obsessed with it that our group of friends has taken to stealing the tube and hiding it just to see her reaction. Ever the wise owl, she now hides reserves just in case we steal it.
Though I’m usually pretty good at maintaining moisturized lips, sometimes they just dehydrate and I’m left with a chapped mess. This usually happens in the winter months, so I like to be prepared.
Thankfully there is more than just one chapped lips home remedy you can use to rejuvenate dry lips and reduce your likelihood of getting them to begin with, but being the DIY’in diva that I am I (of course) have a favourite.
However, since I love a good DIY and I love options, I’m going to give you beauties a few remedies. Because I’m nice like that. *wink*
Ready ladies? Pucker up!
How To Prevent Your Lips from Chapping
I like to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst so that means a little pre-emptive preventative tactics must be deployed.
To reduce your chance of dry lips in the winter months, plug in a humidifier. When the air around you loses moisture it starts sucking it from you. Give a little back and reap the rewards.
Another great way for preventing chapped lips is to stay hydrated by drinking lots of high quality H20. Chug-a-lug!
My Top 3 Chapped Lips Remedies
If humidifiers and chugging water aren’t enough to keep chapped lips at bay, then you’re going to want one of these remedies.
A Simple Chapped Lips Home Remedy: Coconut Oil
Hands down my favourite chapped lips home remedy! Why? Because all you need is coconut oil…and…well…because…coconut oil!
But why am I so obsessed with this oil?
Seriously, you can use it for everything from cooking and hair care, to cleansing and moisturizing.
Apply pure coconut oil several times a day to infuse your lips with the moisture of vitamin E and a plethora of good fatty acids.
That’s all you have to do. I know. It’s awesome.
A Grow-Your-Own Remedy: Aloe Vera
I love this plant and always keep one around the house just in case I need its awesome healing powers. For chapped lips, aloe vera soothes the burning sensation and gives it a good dose of hydration.
Simply break off the tip of an aloe stalk and rub the natural gel over your dry lips. It’s the consistency of a gloss so not only will your lips feel better, but they’ll look good too. Double win!
A Fragrant Remedy: Rose Petals
I always thought roses smelled darling, but didn’t realize how handy the actual flower could be when it came to taking care of my skin. I use rose water for keeping my skin clear and now I use rose petals to heal my lips.
Soak a handful of rose petals in a few tablespoons of 2% milk for a 3-4 hours. Mash them up afterwards to create a paste. Apply 2 or 3 times a day, but definitely before bedtime for best results. The soothing properties from the petals and moisturizing fats in milk will heal your lips in no time at all.
Of course, there are several other at-home remedies that can cure your lips…
Why not try rubbing a slice of cucumber over your lips, applying raw honey, giving your lips a good exfoliation or most importantly, don’t lick your lips when they’re chapped! You’re just making it worse!
All of these things will help prevent and repair dried lips and are a lot more natural than that petroleum jelly; which by the way is just drying them out more.
Be good to your lips. After all, the healthier they look, the more you’ll want to pucker them up and plant a big one on your sweetheart!
What’s your favourite chapped lips home remedy I mentioned? Dish it!