How to Heal Dry, Chapped Lips (Mistakes That Are Making Them Worse)

Too high temperatures combined with wind breeze can easily cause cracked and chapped lips. Regardless of the season, you have to take care of your own and, implicitly, of your lips.

If you have dry, chapped lips and you’re sick of this problem, here are some tricks that will restore the softness and beauty of your lips.

Iron

Your lips need iron and vitamin B in order to maintain hydrated, so you have to eat as many green leaf vegetables as possible. Spinach, lettuce, onion and garlic, broccoli, asparagus or zucchini are your allies this summer.

Hydration

Our body is 70% water, so water is absolutely necessary. Water helps the skin maintain its beauty, suppleness and brightness, and this also applies to the lips. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily to prevent dry and chapped lips.

Lip Balm

Any woman should have a lip balm (rich in fat-soluble vitamin and skin nutrients) on hot summer or cold winter days. In summer, your body dehydrates much faster and loses more water than in winter, and if you do not hydrate your lips properly, keep at least a good lip balm in your bag. Use it several times a day until you feel your lips soft and moist.

Aloe Vera Gel

Buy an aloe gel from the pharmacy and use it whenever you feel your lips dry. Aloe goes well into the lips and softens them.

Honey

For beautiful and soft lips, apply a little honey every night, before bedtime. Let the honey act for at least 20 minutes before licking it.

No lipstick

Lipstick is not indicated for people who know they have a tendency to dry lips, because it only emphasizes the problem. Lipstick does not contain as much fat as lip balm and instead of moisturizing the lips, it will dry them even worse.

Don’t lick your lips

Even it may seem a handy trick, it is not indicated at all, because saliva will make your lips more chapped – saliva contains digestive enzymes that dry the tissues.