As the weather gets colder, you may be experiencing more irritating dryness on your lips. Thankfully, if you’ve misplaced your favorite lip balm stick and don’t like using Vaseline, you can use many common household items to relieve your kissers to make them feel soft and smooth once more.

Causes of Chapped Lips:

Some factors that lead to chapped lips are:

• Deficiency of vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids.
• Allergic reaction to some chemicals.
• Dehydration
• Excessive licking of lips
• Exposure to sun radiations
• Smoking
• Certain medications
• Change in climatic conditions

Home Remedies for Chapped Lips:

• Coconut oil is very effective in treating chapped lips. Simply apply small amount of oil on your lips several times daily.
• Aloe Vera is an amazing healing agent for our skin. Put a small amount of Aloe Vera gel on your lips daily to cure chapped lips.
• Crush some rose petals and add few drops of glycerin on them. Apply it on your lips every night before going to bed. It will help you to retain the color and lost moister of your lips.
• Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips to get rid of chapped lips.
• Apply castor oil on your dry lips to make them smooth and pink.
• Honey is a great moisturizer. Rub some honey to your chapped lips to heal them fast and retain their moisture.
• Apply some mustard oil into your naval. It is one of the most effective remedy to get rid of chapped lips.
• Mix together one tsp each of glycerin, lemon juice and castor oil. Apply this on your lips and leave it overnight. Wipe it off with cotton dipped in water in morning.
• Apply milk cream on your lips to heal the lips and to keep them soft.
• Apply a paste of honey and Vaseline on the lips and leave them for 10-15 minutes. Remove it by using a cotton ball dipped in warm water.

Some Do’s and Don’ts:

• To avoid dry, dark and patchy lips always apply sunscreen on your lips before stepping out.
• Never peel the dead dry skin from the lips.
• Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water. People who do not drink sufficient water are more prone to get dry lips and dry skin.
• Gently buff your lips, using a soft toothbrush, to get rid of the deposit of dead cells that will cause more drying and flaking.
• Never ever lick of bite your lips, it will cause more chapping.
• Vitamin A rich food, like, carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet to solve the problem of chapped lips.
• Apply lip balm every night prior to sleeping. Use pure shea butter if possible. more  

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Thanks to all friends. Another cause for dryness and scaling of lips is our own tooth paste. Normally we all paste and wash our mouth with lots of water. But inadvertently, most of us do not wash the thin film of tooth paste sticking to our lips( I may be excused for making this observation) If we consciously rub off the invisible film of tooth paste formed on the lips by light rubbing of the finger with some water, I observed that lips do not get dry. And for better results apply immediately after brushing a little ghee or coconut oil to keep lips moist. This often prevents dryness and scaling. Also I have noted many people wetting their lips with tongue to clear the dryness. The saliva left on the lips by the tongue wipes out what ever little natural moisture is present on the lips and makes it further dry. Never try to moisten dry lips with saliva on the tongue. more  
Nice helpful post. more  
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