Dry and flaky lips are usually caused by environmental factors and personal habits, but the following factors are sometimes involved:
Tongue too much to the lips
A chemical in toothpaste
Certain medications, such as retinoids and chemotherapy
Some home remedies for dry and flaky lips:
1- Honey and Vaseline mask
Honey has antibacterial properties and is one of the best therapeutic drugs in nature. It is also a moisture absorber. Vaseline is also commonly used to soften, nourish and prevent dry skin. By combining these two ingredients, you will prepare a very effective home treatment for your dry and flaky lips.
How to use:
First, apply a layer of honey and a layer of Vaseline on your lips. Wait for 10-15 minutes and finally use a damp cloth or damp cloth to clean it. To be effective, apply this mixture on your lips once a day for a week.
2- Coconut oil:
Vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil are natural moisturizers and lubricants because they contain healthy fatty acids that hydrate the lips and soften them.
The use of vegetable oils such as tea tree oil or grape seed oil accelerates the healing process of dry and flaky lips. They also prevent infections, especially if dry lips lead to cracking.
Coconut oil or olive oil or castor oil or almond oil or jojoba oil 1-2 drops, you can also use tea tree oil or grape oil or neem oil.
How to use:
First, depending on what kind of oil is available to you, if necessary, mix it well with 1-2 drops of carrier oil. Then rub this mixture on your lips and wait a few minutes. If you use it before going to bed, put the mixture on your lips overnight and use this mixture 2 to 3 times a day for more effectiveness.
3- Rose fruit:
Rosehip fruit contains vitamin E and, therefore, can nourish your skin. It also helps maintain the natural color of the lips.
Milk contains lactic acid, which gently removes dead skin from the surface of the lips, and in addition, the fats, vitamins, and minerals in milk will help hydrate and nourish dry, flaky lips.
A quarter glass of milk
How to use:
First, soak the rose hips in milk for 2-3 hours, then gently mash the petals in the milk to get a smooth dough. Apply this paste on your lips and wait for about 20 minutes and finally rinse with cold water. You can repeat this operation every day for a week.