Lips, as we all know, are one of the most sensitive part of our body. The skin of the lip has three to five cellular layers,which is very thin as compared to a typical face skin, which has up to 16 layers.
The lip skin is not hairy and does not have sweat glands. Therefore it does not have the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils which keep the skin smooth, inhibit pathogens, and regulate warmth. For these reasons, the lips dry out faster and become chapped more easily. Some other reasons behind the dull, dry and chapped lips can be Dehydration, Improper care , Breathing through mouth, cold winds, Allergies, Exposure to sun, Cosmetic products etc.
There are many natural ways to get soft and beautiful lips that doesn’t require buying expensive products or expensive treatments. These natural remedies are easy to follow, very effective and requires basic things that are available in our homes.
♥ MILK CREAM AND TURMERIC MOISTURIZER :
The milk cream(malai) being a natural moisturizer is very effective in making our dry, chapped lips naturally soft and smooth. On the other hand, turmeric powder has some antiseptic properties which protects our lips from any infection leaving them naturally pink and removes tan from lips. To make this natural moisturizer all you need is :
- Milk Cream (malai) 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder a pinch
Mix both the milk cream and turmeric powder well. Apply it on your lips and massage it gently for 1-2 minutes with your finger. Use it 2-3 times a day. This moisturizer is very effective ,specially in winters.
♥ GHEE OR MUSTARD OIL :
Another useful remedy to beautiful and soft lips is the use of pure Mustard Oil OR some luke warm Ghee (Clarified Butter). All you need is :
- Clarified butter (ghee) 2-3 drops luke warm OR
- Mustard oil 2-3 drops
But..But.. you do not have to apply it on your lips rather just drip a few of any (oil or ghee) on your Belly button (navel) and give gentle massage. This has to be done specially in night before going to bed. Leave oil on belly button for overnight. Use this remedy daily and you will see that your lips has become naturally shiny and soft.
♥ ALMOND OIL :
Almond oil is another widely used home remedy to get soft, smooth lips. Extreme weather conditions, too much exposure to sun, can harm your skin and lips, so make it sure to apply almond oil on your lips. It is very effective specially for chapped lips.
Take a few drops of Almond oil and apply it on lips. massage gently for a minute with your finger. It will give better results if applied before going to bed. Leave it for overnight on your lips.
- Never peel off the dead dry skin from the lips OR Never lick or bite the skin of lips.
- Do not breathe through mouth.
♥ ROSE PETALS AND GLYCERIN :
Rose petals when used for lip care makes your lips soft, smooth and naturally pink just like the petals itself. It is specially effective for darker lips making them lighten and pink naturally. all you need is :
- Rose Petals
Grind some fresh Rose petals and mix a little glycerin to it. use this natural home made rose balm on your lips twice a day. You can also store it in a bottle in cool place. Do not use any lipstick on your lips.
♥ BUTTER AND SAFFRON :
Another useful ingredient for dry chapped lips is Butter. And when it is used with saffron will leave your lips buttery soft, sheer and most of all naturally pink and beautiful. All you need is :
- Butter 1/2 tsp
- Saffron Strands 4-5 strands
Mix both together and massage it gently on your lips using your finger. This is very effective to naturally pink coloured lips.