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Chapped lips even in summer? 5 DIY lip balms to heal the dryness

Due to the summer heat and dry weather, your lips can also turn dry and rough. Give these 5 DIY lip balms a try to prevent dryness.
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The right ingredients in your lip balm can keep your lips better. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 30 Mar 2022, 14:30 pm IST
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The Indian summer heat comes with a whole lot of skin issues, making it dull, dry, and rough. This weather can even take a toll on your lip health. Are you also struggling with dry or chapped lips in summer? Well, summer does not mean you’ll have to live with problems because there is always a solution available at home! Try DIY lip balms to prevent dryness.

When Health Shots spoke to Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist, and Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics to find the best DIY lip balms, she said “Summer can be brutal to the lips. The skin on the lips is thin and does not have glands to keep it moisturized therefore harsh weather conditions make the lips dry, cracked, and chapped. But with a little care in the summer months, you too can have soft and glossy lips.”

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Trust home remedies to keep your lips healthy in summer. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

What’s the good part about DIY lip balms?

Do you know why we’re recommending that you use homemade lip balms? Well, homemade lip balms are usually made of natural and simple ingredients, which feel wonderful on dry lips. Moreover, using high quality natural ingredients and avoiding any kind of mineral oil, can make these recipes completely safe for your lips.

Here s a list of some quick DIY lip balms to pamper your dry lips:

1. Honey indulgence

Honey is a wonderful natural moisturizer and preservative, which makes it the best lip balm that can be prepared at home. Moreover, it will keep your lips feel fresh for longer.

Here’s how to prepare it:

* Just add a few drops of honey to glycerine or vaseline and use it to treat dry and chapped lips.
* Or you can mix honey with some coconut oil and 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to make a lip balm.

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This DIY honey lip balm is easy to make and perfect for your lips. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Coconut balm

Coconut is another best ingredient to prepare lip balm at home because it is a natural moisturizer which can help to keep your lips hydrated. Plus, this simple lip balm will keep your lips soft and dewy looking for long.

Also, read: Suffer from dry and chapped lips? Here are 5 ways to prevent this problem

Here’s how to prepare it:

* Mix equal quantities of coconut oil with petroleum jelly.
* Pour in an airtight container and freeze for about 30 minutes.
* You can add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil too.

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And your lip balm is ready!

3. Chocolate balm

Chocolate has some excellent properties which can do wonders when it comes sot lips. Apart from moisturizing your lips, it can protect your lip from harsh pollution.

Here’s how to prepare it:
* In a water bath melt 2 teaspoons of olive wax, and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
* Once they have melted add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil.
* Mix well and pour in lip balm tubes. Let it solidify before using.

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Nosh on chocolates but try it for your lips as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Raspberry and lemon balm

You’re going to adore this raspberry lemonade lip balm because it will protect your lip skin from getting flaky, cracking and dry by keeping it moisturised.

Here’s how to prepare it:

* Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave and add 2 teaspoons of raspberry gelatine.
* Mix and stir well.
* Microwave again for about 15 seconds and then add 3 drops of lemon essential oil.
* Transfer to a container and let it cool. Your lip balm is ready

5. Shea butter lip balm

Moisturise your lips with a super nourishing shea butter lip balm.

Here’s how to prepare it:

* Heat 1 tablespoon of castor oil, 1 tablespoon of shea butter, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a water bath or double boiler.
* Once it melts add some powdered beet root and ¼ teaspoon of grapefruit essential oil.
* Still well, transfer to containers and it is ready to use.

Remember to drink an adequate amount of water in summer to prevent dehydration otherwise even the lip balms will not be able to save your lips.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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