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Chapped lips giving you restless evenings? Try these useful hacks

A common event during winter season is the misfortune that chapped lips can provide for one. Specialists recommend these can be treated with effectively accessible fixings such as honey and coconut oil.

Drying of lips is common in winter because of reasons such as low stickiness noticeable all around.

Just imagine; You’re getting dressed to go to a gathering or wedding. Your outfit and cosmetics are on point, however abruptly, you notice breaks on your lips. This is a common sight as winter sets in. With a pinch noticeable all around, stickiness plunges, in this way making our lips chap. If not handled as expected, one can even create cheilitis, a condition described by broke skin at the sides of the lips.

The climate, in any case, isn’t the lone explanation behind our lips to dry out. “A very common reason for chapped lips is constant licking. The spit from your tongue can additionally strip the lips of dampness, causing dryness. Breathing through your mouth can also make your lips dry out, so attempt to inhale through your nose,” says dermatologist Dr Syed Nazim, adding that it is imperative to keep ourselves hydrated consistently.

One of the other significant reasons for drying of lips is wearing long-stay lipstick. “Silicone-based matte lip tones, particularly those with long remain, cause the shade to adhere to our lips and make them dry,” says beautician Pooja Nagdev, suggesting the utilization of saturating lip tones.

Does slim down also assume a function in keeping up the dampness of our lips? “On the off chance that you are following an eating regimen with very low or no fat substance, that can also cause drying of lips. Also, drinking less water brings about lack of hydration, and in this manner, chapped lips. Different reasons could be absence of basic nutrients and unnecessary utilization of hot food,” says Dr Pooja Chopra, a Delhi-based derma surgeon.


Yet, there are approaches to treat chapped lips at home, with fixings that are accessible in our kitchens itself. “Consolidating common oils, margarines, basic oils can make phenomenal lip salves and lip shines. Fixings such as cocoa margarine, olive oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, glycerine and honey can be consolidated. One can even add vanilla embodiment or fundamental oils such as orange oil or lavender oil for aroma,” recommends Nagdev.

Coconut oil

To this, Dr Nazim adds, “Grease up your lips with lip cream or medicine that contains sunscreen. Coconut oil does some amazing things. The emollient saturates the skin, yet can also ensure it by improving its obstruction work. Also, honey functions as a mellow exfoliator and can help eliminate dry, dead skin from your lips.”

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