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Soothe chapped lips

Chapped or dry lips are a common problem that can be painful and unattractive. Common symptoms are dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, and tender or sore lips.  Some of the main causes are vitamin deficiency, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of lips, sun exposure and harsh weather.

Drying, cracking and chapping of lips are not a rare problem and you don’t have to panic about it. There have been a lot of researches that have taken place to reduce and prevent this problem and by further reading this article you will have clear ways to help you find solace from the pain of dry, sored and painful lips.

Basically, you need to remember that exfoliating lips becomes very essential when lips become chapped or discoloured. There are various reasons for drying and chapping of lips. The major cause is harsh winters and dry weather conditions. Also if you smoke, expose much to sun, dehydration prone, breath with an open mouth, your lips tend to dry and chap. If you are addicted to caffeine or tea, then too you might get discoloured dry lips. Now that you are alert and want to get rid of this problem, you won’t face many problems in curing the dryness if you follow some steps religiously.

You have also asked about lemon juice and that is a very relevant question. Chapped lips can definitely be treated best with lemon juice but you should remember that if the lips are badly chapped and have wounds that bleed or deep cracks, you should not go for lemon juice at this would ignite pain and inflammation.

If the dryness has just started, take a tablespoon of lemon juice and add one tablespoon of castor oil and glycerin in it. Now apply the mixture to the chapped lips and leave it overnight, repeat this process for a couple of nights and rub it off during following mornings. Actually, lemon juice will quickly remove your dead skin cells and glycerin would help your skin breath with proper moisturizing.


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