Lips are one of very delicate parts of our body that have very loss moisture retaining capacity. That’s very many people complaint about scaly and chapped lips not only in winter season when cold and dry year robs essential moisture from your body leaving it dry and dull, but throughout the year.
Scaly and chapped not only make you look unattractive but also sometimes become painful. However, there are many things you can do to prevent scaly lips.
Getting Rid Of Scaly Lips
Moisturizing Is Necessary
Lips have a tendency to get dry in chilly and harsh winter season more. However, if you are experiencing chapped and scaly lips all through the year it means you are not much careful about moisturizing yourself properly. Consume ample amount of water and balanced plus healthy diet that is rich in vitamins and proteins. Introduce few healthy changes in your diet and make leafy vegetables and fruits an integral part of your routine diet. Besides this, keep your lips moist by using petroleum jelly or other lips balms twice or thrice a day.
Sometimes, any problem in digestive system brings about chapped and scaly lips. So, be sure to avoid any stomach problem as much as you can.
Get The Toothbrush
Exfoliate your lips on regular basis. Take a soft, unused toothbrush, coat it with Vaseline and massage it gently over your lips in circular motion. All the scales and dead skin will be removed. Clean your lips with cotton and re-apply Vaseline or a lip balm.
Use Lip Scrub
The toothbrush can be replaced by lip-scrub application. Get a quality lip scrub and use it as per the directions of the manufacturer. The scrubbing technique, however, tends to leave your lips dry, so be sure to apply any moisturizing agent over your lips after scrubbing.
Homemade Lip Balm
If you want, you can prepare your own lip balm at home. To prepare the balm, mix two tsp. of Aloe Vera and two drops of Chamomile and Geranium oil each together well. Preserve the balm in an airtight bottle and use regularly.
Don’t Lick Or Chew Your Lips
Curb your urge to lick or chew your lips as it is one of the main culprits of chapped and scaly lips.