Chapped, flaky, and dry lips are not just a winter woe but can be a year-round nuisance that many of us grapple with. 

Whether it’s the biting cold, the scorching sun, or simply the air-conditioned confines of our homes and offices, our lips often bear the brunt of these environmental factors. 

But fret not, for achieving soft, supple lips is within your grasp!

In this post, we’ll delve into practical and effective solutions to keep your lips hydrated, healthy, and kissably soft. 

Let’s embark on this journey to bid adieu to parched lips and embrace a smile that truly shines!

What Causes Dry Lips?

Several factors can lead to dry lips, including:

  • Weather Conditions: Extreme cold or dry weather can strip the moisture from your lips, making them prone to dryness and cracking.
  • Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which in turn can cause dry lips.
  • Lip Licking: Frequently licking your lips can remove their natural oils, leading to dryness.
  • Harsh Cosmetics: Some lip products contain chemicals that can be drying or irritating.
  • Underlying Medical Conditions: Certain conditions, like eczema or allergic reactions, can cause dry lips.

5 Natural Ways To Reduce Dry Lips

Now that we understand the potential causes, let’s explore five natural ways to reduce dry lips.

1. Use An Organic Lip Scrub

A lip scrub is an essential tool in combating dry lips, especially in harsh weather conditions or due to dehydration.

It works by gently exfoliating the delicate skin on the lips, removing dead and flaky skin that often contributes to a rough, chapped appearance.

This exfoliation process not only smoothens the lips but also stimulates blood circulation, leading to a natural, healthy plumpness and a more even lip tone.

My favorite lip scrub is Earth’s Daughter’s new Brown Sugar Lip Scrub.

This lip scrub is an exemplary solution for dry, chapped lips, combining the natural exfoliating power of fair trade and brown sugars with the intense hydration of jojoba oil, coconut oil, and beeswax.

This luxurious blend not only buffs away dry skin but also deeply moisturizes, leaving lips silky smooth.

Its formulation is free from harsh chemicals, parabens, and sulfates, embracing the potency of natural ingredients.

Just apply it on your lips and you’re good to go!

2. Stay Hydrated

Drinking adequate water throughout the day helps maintain moisture in your body, including your lips. 

Aim for at least 8 glasses a day, and increase your intake if you’re active or in hot weather.

3. Exfoliate Gently

Removing dead skin cells can help your lips absorb moisturizers better. 

Create a natural lip scrub at home using a mixture of sugar and honey. 

Gently rub this mixture on your lips once a week, then rinse off and apply a moisturizing lip balm.

4. Use Aloe Vera

This plant is known for its healing and moisturizing properties. 

Apply a small amount of pure aloe vera gel to your lips to soothe and hydrate them. 

It’s especially beneficial if your dry lips are due to sunburn.

5. Avoid Lip Licking

As mentioned earlier, constantly licking your lips can make them drier. 

If you find yourself doing this often, try to be conscious of the habit and break it. 

Using a good lip balm can also reduce the urge to lick your lips.

Nourishing Care

Dry lips can be a nuisance, but with a little care and the right natural remedies, you can keep them soft and supple. 

Remember to protect your lips from harsh weather conditions, stay hydrated, and choose lip products that nourish rather than harm. 

Your lips will thank you!

Dr. Tee

Dr. Tee

September 28, 2023