Lips tend to dehydrate easily, as they are exposed to multiple factors. In addition to hydration and external treatments, it is also important to nourish them from the inside.
Skin of the lips is really delicate and is exposed to all kinds of aggressions on a daily basis. From the sun to the cold, passing through hot food and drinks or make-up. It is frequent that they suffer and start to look unhealthy. In the following article we tell you some tips and recipes to moisturize your lips in a natural way.
Since the surface of the lips does not have the same protection as the rest of the body, it is necessary to help them externally. For example, our lips do not have sebaceous glands that "activate" when the area is dry. Nor does it have a mechanism that prevents moisture from evaporating.
In addition, they do not have a considerable amount of melanin and for this reason they are more vulnerable to UVA rays due to excessive exposure to the sun.
If we add to this that they are in the first line of contact with environmental pollution and weather conditions (wind, cold, rain, heat, snow, etc.) it is not difficult to understand why they get hurt and dry out so easily.
Dehydrated lips can also be due to other issues, such as an unbalanced diet, allergies to certain foods (citrus fruits in particular) or the use of some toothpastes containing chemical ingredients.
Always wearing lipstick can help them dry out and lose their moisture. Age can also be an important factor in the health of our lips.
Among the usual symptoms we find redness, flaking and sensitivity. Some people also experience pain, swelling and dryness. Sometimes there can also be fragments of dead skin "hanging" and when trying to remove them they hurt greatly.
Natural remedies to moisturize the lips
The following homemade recipes will help you look beautiful and healthy lips worthy of a lip advertising model. You don't have to spend extra money on products, gels and creams. The food you have at home is enough.
The oiliness of this first quality oil helps us to improve the skin of any part of the body. In the case of the lips, it has a special effect because it also gives them shine and softness. In addition, it has the ability to repair skin tissues.
If you want to enhance the effects of olive oil on your lips we recommend mixing it with avocado pulp to achieve the perfect formula.
- 1 avocado
- 7 drops of olive oil
Open the avocado in half, remove the stone and with a spoon remove the pulp. Crush well and add the olive oil. Mix it to form a homogeneous cream. Apply to the lips with circular movements. Let it work for about 20 minutes and then remove it with warm water. Instead of drying them with a towel, better let the air take care of it.
Another oil you can use to improve the appearance of your lips is almond oil. It is not strange to understand why it is one of the essential components of many beauty products. If you also combine it with beeswax you will get a perfect balm because it is very beneficial for the skin.
- 1 tablespoon of beeswax (15 g)
- 5 drops of almond oil
Put the beeswax in a saucepan and heat until it melts. Pour in the almond oil and stir well. Let it cool (without allowing it to solidify). Pass it through the lips and, when it dries, remove it with a cotton ball soaked in warm water. Repeat a few times a week, always at night.
This is an excellent home exfoliant that in a matter of minutes will leave your lips looking like new, without dead cells or imperfections. For a superior effect, we recommend mixing it with honey.
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (20 g)
- 1 spoonful of honey (25 g)
Place the sugar in a container and add the honey. Stir well so that a granulated paste is formed. Spread on the lips and leave to act for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water and remove with circular movements massaging the area.
The gel or pulp of this plant has many properties that we can enjoy for a superior beauty of our lips. Aloe Vera has antibacterial capabilities and also moisturizes and protects the skin.
This recipe is as simple as opening a stem of aloe vera lengthwise, removing the liquid from its interior and passing through the lips. Don't rinse: it is better for the aloe to penetrate the layers of the skin and do its job.
You've probably used (or seen in magazines) cucumber for your beauty. It is often used to relieve eye strain and reduce dark circles and bags. However, it is also very good for moisturizing and refreshing any type of skin.
Its refreshing properties will make your lips feel rejuvenated in a matter of minutes. You can cut slices and place them on the skin or prepare a kind of mask.
- 2 slices of cucumber
- 1 spoonful of natural yogurt, if not, milk or cream (10 g)
Slice the cucumber, then chop it as small as possible. Put it in a bowl with the yogurt and mix well so that it looks like the texture of a cream. Apply to the lips and let it work for about 15 minutes. Remove with fresh water and, if you want to dry, use a soft towel and tap.
Try any of these remedies, you will be surprised.