How to Keep Your Lips Soft and Hydrated
Keep lips plump and moisturized with natural, homemade lip scrubs and masks.
When changes in weather make it easy for lips to get cracked and chapped, it's important to moisturize them. Most importantly, keep the lips hydrated. Water is a necessity that the body relies on. Chapped lips can be a sign of dehydration and thus lack of water. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will keep skin healthy and youthful.
Third, lip scrubs are known to be a great way for exfoliating lips to remove dead skin. It's as simple as applying sugar, olive oil, and honey mixed with a little bit of lukewarm water. Lip scrubs are very beneficial and can be done at least once a week.
Overnight masks and treatments can do a great deal of improvement on the lips as well. They work throughout the night to soften and freshen the skin.
Moisturizing Homemade Aloe Lip Mask
Keeping the lips soft and hydrated will involve one or more of the following natural ingredients:
Aloe vera: Apply natural aloe vera gel to the lips. Allow the gel to sit overnight, then remove it in the morning. Aloe Vera removes dead skin cells and will help soften skin.
Cucumber: Apply a cucumber slice to the lips. Allow the cucumber juice to moisten the lips. Leave the juice on for about 10 minutes before washing it off. Cucumbers have incredible hydrating agents in them.
Coconut oil: Apply a small amount of coconut oil to the lips. Add a drop or two of tea tree oil as an optional ingredient. Wash the oil off or leave on for overnight treatment.
Green tea bags: Drop a green tea bag in a hot cup of water. Allow the tea bag to steep for about five minutes. Once cool enough, place the tea bag on the lips for a few minutes.