New Delhi: Dry lips, chapped lips or cracked lips are the same and are medically referred to as cheilitis. It occurs if you have a habit of licking or biting your lips or use products that irritate and dry out your lips.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil has several properties which make it ideal for use as a lip balm. It moisturises the skin of lips, preventing dryness and giving them a healthy look.
Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is off-white or ivory in colour and is a common ingredient in many moisturisers. It acts as a rich softener and moisturiser for the skin, hair and scalp due to its semi-solid properties and buttery consistency.
Kokum seeds are used for obtaining kokum butter. It is a hard butter and is a stable solid. Kokum butter is used in the manufacture of soaps, moisturisers and cosmetics. It is a natural moisturiser and helps keep the skin smooth, supple and silky.
The beans of cocoa are the source from which cocoa butter is obtained. Apart from chocolate that we all love, cocoa beans provide butter that is fat-rich and provides a creamy softness. It provides intense nourishment to our lips, moisturises them and helps them heal when they are dry and chapped.
Honey is another product of a bee’s labour which is known for its innumerable uses in medicine. Honey has been used for a long time in the treatment of various skin-related diseases. It is used to treat cuts and wounds, as it promotes skin cell repair and activity against various microorganisms (antimicrobial activity). The use of honey in skincare products is extensive. Honey can be used to heal the dry, chapped skin of lips by its application on the surface due to its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.