When you read a fiction book and the author is describing the beauty of the heroine, the mention of soft, pink feather-like lips are always there. However, the reality is far from rosy. Only a few of us really have beautiful, full, and soft lips, while most of us have to cover up the flaws with a lipstick. However, sometimes, even lipstick is not able to hide our flaws, mostly when we are suffering from scaly lips. Getting rid of scaly lips is easy and you don’t have to devote lots of time for that too. Want to know more? Read on. This article will help you find out how to get rid of scaly lips.
Getting Rid Of Scaly Lips
Moisturizing Is Necessary
Lips tend to get dry in cold season more. However, if you suffer from scaly lips throughout the year, it may be because you are not moisturizing yourself properly in and out. Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet, with lots of proteins and vitamins. Integrate leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. With that, moisturize your lips with petroleum jelly or other lips balms two-three times a day.
Sometimes, it’s also seen that if you have a bad digestive system, your lips tend to become scaly. So, make sure that you don’t suffer from any stomach problems.
Get The Toothbrush
Get a soft toothbrush, preferably unused, apply double coat of petroleum jelly over it and then, giving a soft pressure, massage your lips with it, in a circular motion. You will see the scales coming out of the lips. Wipe the lips with cotton and reapply petroleum jelly or a lip balm. Repeat the process two times a day, to get better results.
Use Lip Scrub
You can replace the toothbrush trick by application of lip scrub too. Get a lip scrub from a reputed brand and apply it according to the directions given. However, while buying the lip scrub, focus on the ones with natural supplements, as they don't have any side effect. Some lip scrub even tend to dry up the lips, so make sure you buy something that will keep your lips moisturized after scrubbing.
Homemade Lip Balms
Instead of using petroleum jelly, lipstick or other lip balms, make your natural substitute for them. Take two teaspoon of Aloe Vera, mix two drops of Chamomile and Geranium oil each and blend them together. Keep the mixture an airtight box and use it as a lip balm. You can even blend eucalyptus oil with either Chamomile or Geranium oil to Aloe Vera, in same amount, to make different kind of lip balms.
Don’t Lick Or Chew Your Lips
Licking or chewing is the worst culprit behind chapped, scaly lips. When you lick the lips, the saliva present in the mouth breaks the cells, making them drier. Chewing your lips can even lead to bleeding, which can get infected more and become sore.
Humidify Your Home
If your home is dry and you spend much time at home, then the chances are your lips will become scaly. Humidify your home to keep your lips from getting chapped and scaly.