July 18, 2018

Smile! And you’re instantly in a better mood. But what do you do when your lips aren’t up for that pretty smile? A chapped pout tends to hurt when you grin a little, so you’d rather stay poker faced the entire day. But where’s the fun in that?

Don’t let these lip troubles get you down! Instead of turning to cosmetic products to give you a temporary boost, let’s face it, they do tend to darken your natural lip colour over a period of time; it’s time to try out natural home remedies for your lip care routine.

Say Goodbye To Chapped Lips

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Winter, that beautiful season when every day seems to be a good hair day! But your pretty pout suffers the most because of the harsh cold. Worse still, chapped lips may just be an everyday occurrence if you don’t maintain your daily water intake.

The Remedy: Magic In A Gel

The aloe vera plant is naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. You can trust the natural hydrator to work its magic, you’ll see chapped lips making a disappearing act!

Stock Up On The Right Ingredients:

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 2-3 drops of coconut or olive oil

Pamper Your Lips Now:

  • Scoop out the gel from a freshly cut aloe vera leaf using a spoon, and place it in a container
  • Pour a few drops of coconut or olive oil into the gel
  • Refrigerate the mixture and use as desired

Usage Frequency:

You can use this mask as and when you require, even several times a day, just like a lip balm!

Why It Works:

Aloe vera contains properties that reduce inflammation. Add to this, the powerhouse of vitamin E both from the aloe and the base oils will bring in the moisturisation your lovely lips need.

Cheer Up Peeling Lips

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Sometimes your lips may seem to be peeling off. This could either be due to excessively dry skin or simply your dead skin cells shedding. Fret not, some gentle exfoliation would help soothe it!

The Remedy: A ‘Sweet’ Exfoliation

Sugar, who knew this sweet ingredient could be used as a natural exfoliant! It helps get rid of the flaky skin that’s encased your lips.

Stock Up On The Right Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon sugar(brown or white)
  • 2-3 drops of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Pamper Your Lips Now:

  • Place the sugar in a small container
  • Mix in the olive oil and honey
  • Scoop out a bit of the mixture and gently rub over the irritated skin

Note: Do not let the sugar dissolve.

Usage Frequency:

Scrub your lips with this home-made exfoliant. You can use it every alternate day. Once you see visible results reduce the frequency to once or twice every week.

Why It Works:

It helps get rid of the layer of skin that is peeling off, leaving your lips soft and supple. Since you exfoliate your lips, blood circulation is improved, which in turn exposes your lips’ natural colour.

Say Hello To Brighter Lips

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Unintended exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays may not only be harming your skin but your lips too. The resulting hyperpigmentation masks the natural, pink colour of your lips. But there’s a home remedy to set things straight and achieve the natural lip colour back.

The Remedy: A Juicy Solution

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent. The potent formula effectively fades away the darkness caused by excessive melanin production.

Stock Up On The Right Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon glycerin

Pamper Your Lips Now:

  • Squeeze out the lemon juice into a container
  • Mix in the honey and glycerin
  • Massage the blend on your lips. Wash after 30 minutes

Usage Frequency:

Apply this mixture onto your lips just like a lip balm every night. You can keep it overnight or wash after a few minutes. Make sure to use a protective lip balm with SPF during the day.

Why It Works:

The lemon and honey formulation contains essential vitamins and antioxidants, which soothes your delicate lips. Honey also contains antibacterial properties, which prevents infections and inflammation.

Your pretty lips need a dose of pampering every once in a while. Try these natural home remedies and maintain your pout’s star quality!

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