How Heal To Chapped Lips With The Best Lip Balm
Prevention Is Better Than Treatment
The cold winter months are upon us and we know what that means. Dry lips! The weather outside is frightful but your lips surely don’t have to be. Dry lips can be unattractive and cause you pain. The objective is to stop your lips from becoming dry and chapped. Prevention is better than treatment. Once your lips are damaged it will take some work to repair them. Being consistent with your routine will be most important to start the healing process of your lips. Chapped lips is also known to some as cheilitis. There are home remedies and natural skin care products that will help you to get rid of the day lips without drying them out even more.
Use An All Natural Lip Balm
I know that walking into your nearest grocery store or pharmacy to pick up a lip balm is most convenient. You probably hardly ever turn the product over to read the label because you’ve purchased this item several items and it has “worked” before. Truth be told this is the most important part of healing your lips and getting them back to a healthy state. There are some lip balms that are made better than others and the ingredients will determine this. Lip balms with unnatural ingredients will be drying. These ingredients are: phenol, menthol, camphor and petroleum. The best type of lip balm to use to heal chapped lips is one that has a beeswax base.
Natural Ingredients That Should Be In Your Lip Balm
The ingredients in your lip balm will determine how fast and how well your lips will actually heal. Some of these ingredients you even have in your own kitchen. You can always try whipping up your own natural lip balm, if you are having a hard time finding these ingredients in a store bought product. Here is how to heal chapped lips with the best lip balm ingredients. To encourage moisture and soothe lips go for: coconut oil, aloe vera, honey, grapeseed oil, beeswax and sea buckthorn berry oil. You can also try essential oils such as lemon, tea tree and peppermint. They all have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. These properties help to prevent infection while soothing and moisturizing the skin on your lips.
Go The Unrefined Route
You are probably sitting here thinking to yourself “Aren’t refined ingredients just as good as unrefined”. The answer is unfortunately that they are not. When natural skin care products that are refined go through the refining phase they will no longer have the same benefits. The healing and moisturizing properties are compromised. In addition, you won’t receive the desired benefits you are looking to achieve. Unrefined natural skin care products will still have all of the properties intact to do the job of healing and moisturizing. What you may actually consider is: refined oils are less expensive and have longer shelf life when compared to unrefined oils. It may be good for your pockets but I am not so convinced that it will help cure your chapped lips.
Homemade Or Store Bought?
You can choose to purchase the ingredients to make your own homemade lip balm or you can purchase from a trusted company. I’ve always loved to make my own skin care products. Making your own guarantees that you are getting the best of the best and you’ll know exactly what is in it. What more can you ask for then having piece of mind. This isn’t always the case if you purchase a product that has already been made for you. Many of them are packed with fillers, harmful and cheap ingredients that didn’t really work and do what they promise to do. If you want an all natural lip balm that works but you just don’t have the time to make it, you can purchase one here. Down below, I’ll show with you our Butta Babee recipe if you ever decide to make your own.
Butta Babee Lip Balm Recipe
Here is how to heal chapped lips with the best lip balm. For this recipe you will need 1 oz of beeswax, 2 oz of grapeseed oil, 1oz of castor oil, 80 drops of your preferred essential oil. Keep it mind that we make larger batches and these ratio’s fill about 35 .25 ounce containers. You should switch your ratio’s based on the amount of lip balm you’ll need. First, you should melt down the beeswax in a double boiler, then add your oils. Stir them together, pour them in the containers and they will begin to solidify. Be sure to work quickly but diligently as beeswax starts to solidify quickly and you don’t want this to happen as you’re pouring.