Harmattan can make your lips go dry and flaky! Besides applying lip-balm when you’re outdoors during the day and drinking lots of water (at least eight glasses per day), there are simple homemade remedies to help you treat chapped lips.
1. Wet a towel with warm water, squeeze out excess water and then rub it over your lips for 2 to 3 minutes. Moisturize lips afterwards by applying Vaseline or chap-stick. For best results, do this after showering as your skin will still be moist.
2. Apply Vaseline or chap-stick to your lips, then use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently rub it against your chapped lips. After a minute, wash your lips with warm water, rub off extra product by patting tissue paper and then re-apply Vaseline or chap-stick to leave your lips hydrated. This will greatly help you to treat chapped lips!
3. Another quick homemade remedy to treat chapped lips, is by mixing a tablespoon of sugar with a tablespoon of olive oil until you form a paste. Then use your fingers in a circular motion to rub the mixture over your lips for a few moments. The sugar will exfoliate your lips to get rid of the dry flakes, and the olive oil will make the cracking skin less painful during the process. Rinse off the scrub with warm water, and moisturize your lips afterwards.
Maintain a sexy pout by applying one of the above homemade remedies to treat chapped lips once per week. To help keep your lips soft, don’t lick your lips at all, this only causes them to dry out more. You can try using non-flavored chap-sticks, you’d be less likely to lick them off compared to strawberry or vanilla flavored lip balms. Also, it’s best to use chap-sticks that include sunscreen, your lips do need protection from the sun as well. Kissable lips are only a step away!