7 Tips For Soft Lips - Secrets to Soothe and Heal Dry Or Chapped Lips Naturally - Nurse's Guide

If you're looking for a way to heal chapped lips or dry lips or just want to have softer beautiful lips, I have a few tips for you.
If your lips are red, scaly, chapped, cracked, sore, painful or dry or if you just want to have softer lips I have a few natural solutions, treatments, remedies, warnings and tips for you.
Lip problems can have many causes. In the wintertime or cold winter months you may find you have more lip problems than in the summer months and the wind, the sun, and the cold and dry air can take their toll on your lips. When your lips get dry you may lick them more. You can end up with dermatitis of the lips and all around your mouth. Another cause is breathing with your mouth open. Or just getting dehydrated can cause them to be dry and cracked.
Also your lipstick, lip gloss, moisturizers and even your lip balm can cause irritation. There are many different types of chemicals in lip balms, and some people actually get addicted to them.
Here are a few tips for your lips:
1. Remember that whatever you put on your lips you are eating. Whether it is lipstick, lip gloss, moisturizers, or lip balm you are eating it throughout the day. There have been many estimates of how many pounds a day of lipstick women eat but they also consume other cosmetics and lip balms.
2. You may no doubt have read in the past to use Vaseline. But Vaseline is petroleum-based and do you really want to eat petroleum? Petroleum is crude oil. It will give you shiny lips but may also cause zits or breakouts as well. Two of its relatives - mineral oil and petrolatum do not penetrate the skin on top of your lips and they will seal in any bacteria that are present. I would not put petroleum on my lips.
3. Make sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water or spring water throughout the day. Eat lots of fruits because they are high in moisture content. Water will hydrate you from within and keep your lips wet on the outside.
4. Avoid using any lip balms with phenol, lanolin, parabens and anything with a fragrance. No botanicals either. People can be allergic to many ingredients- even those from plants. Phenol is often used in lip balm. It feels soothing when you first put it on but it can be irritating and cause the skin under the lips to peel.
5. Many people become addicted to lip balms, so it's best to avoid them. There are even lip balm addiction anonymous groups set up for chronic, addicted users.
6. The secret to soft lips is natural, cheap, healing and easy to do. All you need to do to have the best soft lips with no exposure to irritating chemicals is to make your own lip balm by using virgin coconut oil. You can easily find coconut oil in whole food stores. Get the kind of coconut oil that smells like coconut and has not been bleached, refined or processed. You can put some in little jars and carry them with you in your car or bring to your office. Coconut oil becomes liquid at 77 degrees so don't keep it in your purse. A little will go a long way and you won't have to constantly reapply it. It is edible so there is no harm if you swallow any or lick your lips.
7. If you have a serious lip condition that doesn't respond to coconut oil for any reason make sure you see your skin specialist or dermatologist.
These are a just a few of the lip tips and secrets that helped many overcome their lip problems, whether it is a simple case of chapped lips, dry, red or scaly lips or a more serious eczema of the lips, dermatitis or skin condition. You should be able to enjoy smoother, softer, beautiful, healthy lips. Make sure to apply it around your lips on your skin at night.
7 Tips For Soft Lips - Secrets to Soothe and Heal Dry Or Chapped Lips Naturally