Beauty

7 Homemade Remedies for Dry and Chapped Lips

Don’t have any ChapStick or find that it’s not helping? Try these chapped lip remedies you can DIY.

Why are my lips so dry?

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Our lips lose moisture for many reasons, including the change of seasons, unhealthy habits such as licking our lips, and our diet.

“Chapped lips are common during the winter months in particular, as the cold weather and dry heat in homes and cars essentially dehydrate the skin,” says Dr. Lauren E. Adams, a dermatologist with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates.

But do you know how to get rid of dry lips with items you can find just within your house? While it’s important to stock up on lip balm, these home remedies can also help to cure chapped lips fast.

Almond oil

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Almond oil can be used for a number of functions, including as a way to get rid of dry lips. “It has a high level of fatty acids and a long history of use in eczema,” says Adams. Simply apply a few drops to your lips, though those with a history of almond allergies should not use this. Almond oil is also a good remedy for dry, damaged hair.

Coconut oil

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“It is a good emollient, adding moisture to the skin, and also has some anti-staphylococcal properties which may help prevent bacterial superinfection of very chapped lips,” says Adams. Here are more impressive beauty benefits of coconut oil.

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