Beauty How-To: Heal Chapped Lips
Whether you’re making your own remedy, buying a stick of glorified vaseline, or scrubbing off the damaged layers, fixing chapped lips is as easy as these simple steps. Drink Plenty of Water:
Dehydration is the culprit behind many cases of dry, chapped lips. Drink plenty of water to make sure that your lips have enough moisture to keep them from getting dry and scaly.
Iron, B-complex, vitamin E, and zinc deficiencies can lead to dry, chapped lips. Make sure you eat a well rounded diet or take one multivitamin daily, so that you don’t experience dryness caused by vitamin deficiencies.
Use a Humidifier:
If the air inside your home or office is dry and aggravates your chapped lips, use a humidifier in your space. This will increase the humidity in the air and reduce dryness experienced.
Don’t Smoke or Drink Alcohol:
Alcohol leads to dehydration and smoking can irritate dry lips. Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol and you may see your dry, chapped lips improve.
Moisturize your Lips:
Carmex and ChapStick are your two best friends when you experience dry, chapped lips. Either one of these products will help sooth your dry, chapped lips and increase their moisture levels.
Breathe Through Your Nose:
If possible breathe through your nose instead of your mouth. Breathing through your mouth can further irritate already dry, chapped lips.
Avoid Spicy Foods:
Spicy foods won’t make your lips dry, but they will irritate dry, chapped lips. Until your lips are healed, do yourself a favor and eat bland foods.
Honey and Vaseline:
Put a small amount of honey on your lips and let it dry for a couple of minutes without moving your lips. Cover your lips with Vaseline and let it sit for 10 minutes-15 minutes. Dip a Q-tip in hot water and wash the mixture off. In 2 days-5 days your chapped lips should disappear.