If chapped lips are a problem that you have in the winter months, then don’t lick your lips. This may give you temporary relief but in the long run it will worsen the condition of your lips. To soothe your dry and chapped lips, you need to use a lip balm and apply it on your lips several times a day.
There are many types of lip balm available in the market. Most of the lips balms have hydrating and moisturizing ingredients that help to keep the lips soft and supple. Well, if you are not sure as which lip balm you should buy, then it is a great idea to make one at home. To make a lip balm at home you need some simple ingredients that are easily available at home.
Things you’ll need:
- One tablespoon of yellow beeswax. Beeswax is very moisturizing, can help protect the lips from UV rays, and has a pleasant smell.
- Two tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil. The minerals present in coconut oil make your lips soft, smooth and kissable.
- A few drops of vitamin E oil. This oil also has moisturizing ingredients that help to fasten up the healing process.
Steps to make the lip balm
- First of all you need to grate the yellow beeswax and keep it aside.
- Now add a few drops of vitamin E oil to the bottom of a measuring cup.
- Next measure out two tablespoon of coconut oil, and add it into the measuring cup.
- Then add one tablespoon of grated beeswax in the measuring cup.
- Mix all the ingredients properly until they blend properly.
- Now put the mixture into the microwave for about a minute. You must heat until the beeswax melts completely and the oil turns into a nice golden color.
- Take it out and stir and then pour it into a dry container.
- Allow the mixture to set up. It will take several hours to harden.
- Once the balm has a nice cream color and has a solid consistency you can close the container.
- Keep the airtight container in the refrigerator to increase its longevity.
To help your chapped lips heal faster, first of all lightly use a toothbrush (make sure your toothbrush has a soft bristle and keep it light-handed) and brush your lips. It will help to remove the dead skin allowing your lips to heal faster. Then pat dry your lips with a soft cotton cloth and apply your homemade lip balm.
Re-apply several times a day. Your lips will heal and feel much better in very little time. You can even try some simple and easy remedies for chapped lips. For simple chapped lips remedies check www.top10homeremedies.com, www.doctoroz.com, and www.naturalnews.com
Be it summer or winter, whenever you have dry and chapped lips, the solution is right there in your kitchen. Make your own lip balm and enjoy soft and supple lips throughout the year.