Monday, December 12, 2016


Lips are most appealing part of your face. Chapped lips are hideous and distressing and they make you look unattractive. Cracked, dry, or sore lips - all are commonly referred as chapped lips. The major causes of chapped lips can be smoking, allergic reaction, dehydration, exposure to sun, lack of vitamin A and over licking of the lips. There are dozens of cosmetic lip care products available for chapped lips but they do not protect your lips from flaking, drying or cracking in the long run as their effect is temporary, not permanent. Lip balms, which contain humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, make your chapped lips even worse and this has been confirmed by the dermatologists. These ingredients extract moisture from your skin; especially in dry weather they evaporate the water away. Therefore, it is good to use natural ways and natural products, which include natural ingredients like Shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, castor oil, and other essential oils. Here are some natural tips to keep the chapped lips away.

Exfoliating your lips is a great way to wipe out the impurities such as flaky, dry, chapped, or dead skin cells. Exfoliating not only removes the dead skin but also evens out the lip tone and removes dark spots from your lips making them smooth, supple, and pinker. Homemade lip exfoliators are more effective, natural and cheap. Simple steps to make your own lip scrub:
l  Two tablespoon of brown sugar
l  Two tablespoon of honey or olive oil
l  Mix them well and scrub your lips mildly for 2-3 minutes
l  Wash off with water repeat this twice a week

Rose petals and rose water is a common ingredient in any skin care product. Rose petals make your skin bright and acne free. They can also rescue you from chapped lips by keeping your lips moisturized as well as enhancing the lip color. Steps to make a rose petal paste:
l  1 cup of rose petals, 1 cup of milk
l  Soak the rose petals in cold milk for few hours
l  After the milk has been soaked, blend them until they turn into a smooth paste
l  Apply the paste on your lips. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off. (It is more effective, if applied at night before going to bed)

Strawberries are rich in many vitamins and minerals and are used in many skin and beauty care products. Strawberries exfoliate and moisten the skin while enhancing the color of lips. Shea butter protects your lips during cold and dry weather; it is full of vitamin F, which keeps your lips hydrated and soft while maintaining the elasticity. Strawberry Lip Balm with Shea Butter is paraben and petroleum jelly free. It has natural ingredients like Shea butter, kokum butter and grape seed oil along with delicious natural flavor of strawberries. It is a natural treatment to cure dry and chapped lips and compliments the lip color.

Water is the most necessary ingredient of our daily beauty regime. Water keeps our body and skin moist and hydrated, aids the digestive system, and flushes out toxins from our body. Lack of water results in poor digestive system, dehydrated skin, dry and chapped lips. You should drink at least 12 glasses of water each day to keep your body and lips well hydrated.

This is the most commonly used trick to get rid of chapped lips. You can use a half used green tea bag as well. All you have to do is take an already used green tea bag. Press it against your lips and repeat the same for 5 minutes. Doing this will keep your lips soft and hydrated. Use this method daily for more effective results. Please note that the tea bag should be warm before you keep it on your lips.

Weather can be the main cause for the dry or dehydrated lips and skin, but the skincare products you use can also play an important role. You should check all the ingredients of your beauty and skin care products for their chemical contents. Usually cosmetic and beauty products are full of harmful chemicals that damage and make your skin prone to many allergies and diseases. Therefore, you should always buy natural beauty products with natural ingredients. IHT9 offers 100% organic skin products that are tested by the dermatologists and are more efficient and cost-effective.

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