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5 Effective Chapped Lips Natural Oil Remedies - Cracked Dry Scaly Lips under the Mistletoe

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What to expect if you suffer from chapped lips. Aside from the health side of things, kissing is most definitely out of the question and we can`t have that this Xmas, what with" Give us a kiss for Christmas under the mistletoe and all that." Chapped lips are high up on the list as to being one of the most major turn offs for people. If you want to pout lips of health then things need to be done to prevent chapped lips happening or to treat them if they already have. As with most conditions whether in relation to the lips or not will always come back to the foods you eat and maybe your level of fitness. An unhealthy body leaves opening for disease and more.

If you begin today and start eating a well balanced diet instead of unhealthy junk food then this is a huge step in the right direction to keep chapped lips from happening. Primary causes of chapped, cracked or dry lips are over exposure to cold windy conditions and sun. Allergies to particular cosmetics are another.
If you have dry lips avoid the temptation to run your tongue over them. Licking chapped lips is unhealthy. Once the saliva evaporates the problem can worsen. Consider moistening lip dryness with an application of glossy lipstick. Use unflavored lip balm to do the same thing. Pat cucumber slices over your lips. Rub Aloe Vera gel on your lips. Depending on severity of the condition will determine the amount of pain if any, however chapped lips can be a painful. People tend to cope with the pain but not with the embarrassment if their lips are severely cracked and scaly-looking. Chapped lips can also rise from spending lots of time in a dry indoor environment.

Useful advice below:

  1. Break the habit of licking your lips this will help clear up the problem quicker.
  2. Keeping your cells hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  3. Chapped lips happen when the skin is permitted to dry. Lip balm is effective for soothing discomfort. Use lip balm that contains sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more. Just like you would protect facial skin and other body parts with sun lotion it is vitally important to do the same for your lips.
  4. Amend your home environment to help prevent dry chapped lips.
  5. If the air in your home is dry then this may be the answer to why your dry chapped lips happen regular. Using a humidifier, in the rooms of the house where you spend most of your time will help. Aside from the serious issues connected with smoking cigarettes like lung cancer, smoking can cause chapped lips. Chapped lips can come at anytime so it is in your best interest to have treatments easily to hand and what better way than with solutions made at home.
  6. Make lip balm from natural ingredients without using animal fat? If you have badly damaged lips see a doctor in case of infection. Best remedies to use are the effective ones and them that deliver the promise of a cure, however because severity in conditions differ, - a solution which works for one person may not for another. Get a second opinion on treatments/remedies before using to protect from allergies.

5 Essential Oil Treatments

Remedy 1
  • 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops Chamomile Oil
  • 2 drops Geranium Oil
Blend together all ingredients and apply to chapped lips.

Remedy 2
  • 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops Chamomile Oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil
As above blend ingredients and apply to the lips when necessary.
Notice these remedies include swapping oils for the lip balm. What you must "never" do is anything other than suggested. As you go along you will find which works best for you. This will save you time and money because then you only need to purchase the oils that please you and cure your condition.

Remedy 3
  • 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 2 drops Geranium Oil

Mix and blend together and apply to the lips as needed.

Remedy 4
  • 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint Oil
Mix ingredients together and apply to the lips as needed. Don`t be tempted to lick the lips no matter how nice the lip balm tastes.

Remedy 5
  • 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops Geranium Oil
  • 2 drops Hyssop Oil
Blend all and again apply to chapped lips if and when needed.

Aloe Vera

All recipes include Aloe Vera and the reason for this is due to its great healing qualities. Aloe Vera otherwise referred to as the miracle plant or natural healer. These names have you feel good before using. It is a plant known by many alias`s which have survived the 4000 or so years during which this remarkable medicinal herb has contributed to mankind. Cleopatra saw it as an essential beauty asset. Aloe Vera can be taken as a drink or applied to the skin which makes our lip balm remedies easy to make.

Although over 200 species of Aloe is recognized by man, out of those approximately three or four are used for medicinal properties. Aloe Vera (Linne) is the most potent. Aloe is much used in the world of medicine improving health. The thick clear gel contains over 75 nutrients for health and vitality of which everyone needs in life to lead a healthy one. "Now where`s that mistletoe."

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