15 Ways To Moisturize Chapped Lips With Honey

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Tips & Precautions

  • Perform a patch test on a small area of the skin to ensure you aren’t allergic to honey before using it as a regular remedy.
  • Avoid using honey if you are allergic to pollen or celery. It may cause an unexpected allergic reaction on the skin.
  • Honey shouldn’t be given to infants. In rare cases, honey can be a carrier of botulism infection in young kids.
  • Always opt for pure organic honey instead of processed honey.
  • Exfoliate chapped lips regularly to get rid of dry and damaged cells. You can use warm water and a toothbrush or ingredients like sugar and petroleum jelly to slough off the dead cells.
  • Quit the habit of licking your lips excessively. Saliva tends to increase the dryness of already chapped lips.
  • Do not peel off the skin or bite it off from cracked lips. This can lead to bleeding, infection and takes longer to heal.
  • Remember not to use any type of soap or cleanser on the lips immediately after washing off an application.
  • Apply a sunscreen-based moisturizer (SPF 15) or lip balm before stepping out into the sun. Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause chapped lips to become scaly and drier in texture.
  • In your regular diet, include foods rich in proteins, Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet – fish, walnuts, poultry, beans, carrots, tomatoes, peanut butter, leafy green vegetables, mangoes, papayas and citrus fruits.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Because dehydration is one major contributor for chapped lips.
  • Use humidifiers in your room especially during cold and dry weather to relieve the painful symptoms of dry lips.
  • If the lips remain excessively dry or bleed from cracks even after using any of these natural remedies, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist at the earliest.

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