Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dry Lips

Dry lips can be caused by a number of elements such as a harsh wind, too much sun or exposure to air that is either very cold or extremely dry.

Dehydration, breathing open-mouthed or allergies to cosmetics are additional factors that may cause dry lips.

There are plenty of over-the-counter treatments, but medication can often contain chemicals. The lips are very sensitive and natural home remedies to get rid of dry lips are far kinder.

The drier the lips, the more strong the impulse to lick them; which in turn will make matters worse. So avoid lip balms that taste good, as you will find yourself licking even more.

Make sure to drink plenty of water, this is the easiest and most efficient natural prevention for dry lips.

If your lips are dry, avoid fruit juices or soda as these drinks are too acidic and irritating. Water will re-hydrate both your lips and your entire body.

Honey is an excellent natural home remedy for dry lips; but then again you will need willpower not to lick it off immediately. One good tip is to spread honey onto very thin slices of peeled cucumber, and place honey-side down on your lips. Leave on as long as possible, in order to reap maximum benefits.

Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil is another efficient moisturizer for the lips, either spread on as a lip balm, or even ingested; a teaspoonful in a glass of water will help to hydrate and nourish your entire system.

Castor oil is another natural remedy for dry and chapped lips, which can be bought in a small squeezy bottle to carry with you and apply as needed, just as you would a ChapStick: but cheaper and far more natural.

Flaxseed contains a lot of the essential fatty acids which nourish the skin and lips, so flaxseed oil is another excellent choice.

Ripe, soft avocado spread on the lips will not only moisturise, but add healthy oils, nutrients and vitamins essential for healthy lips. Remember to eat the remainder for a dose of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids!

Lack of vitamins B, C or E can cause chapped lips, as will a lack of riboflavin. Vitamin E capsules can be opened, and the oil inside applied directly to the mouth.

Having decided to try a natural remedy for dry lips, a good rule of the thumb is to choose products that are edible, following the rule that if it can’t be eaten, it’s probably not good for your lips.


Have you successfully cured dry lips using natural home remedies? If so, leave a comment below sharing how you did so. We look forward to hearing from you!

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