Dry and chapped lips used to be a winter problem, but it has become a constant concern thanks to face masks and double masking. The increase in humidity in the area leads to increased water loss from the surface of the lips. This leaves your lips dry and prone to getting cracked. Plus, if you have sensitive skin, repetitive friction can also cause redness and irritation around the mouth.
While there’s no specific time for when we can walk around mask-free, we cannot let our lips suffer. That’s why we’ve found these simple and effective DIY lip care products for smooth and soft lips.
01. Gentle scrub
Your lips are very delicate, so don’t go with just about any DIY lip scrub you see on the internet. Make sure it's gentle yet effective in removing dead skin cells and dry skin from your lips without damaging the top layer. Here’s a lip care home remedy that works. Dip a cotton swab in Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, coat it in a thin layer, and then coat it with castor sugar. Wet your lips with water and rub the swab gently in small circles. Remove excess product and apply your lipstick or lip balm.
02. Lip mask
DIY lip masks can be hydrating and nourishing. It will not only prevent your lips from getting dry and chapped but will also make them soft and pink. For this DIY lip care mask, take fresh aloe vera gel and mix it with a tablespoon of organic honey. Apply the mixture on your lips and wait for 15 minutes before washing it off with water. Repeat every alternate day to get beautiful and smooth lips.
03. Use vitamin E
Vitamin E is super nourishing and widely used in DIY lip care home remedies due to its moisturising abilities. If you have vitamin E capsules, simply cut them open and apply the product to your lips. Massage for a few minutes; this will increase blood circulation and help generate new skin cells, giving you softer lips.