Honey has been used in cosmetics for a longer period of time because honey has some unparalleled benefits for skin.
Who does not get dry, chapped lips in winter? I think that you cannot find anyone without dry lips on the cold days of winter.
You might use lip balm to treat your cracked lips. But, many lip balms contain harsh or chemical ingredients, like petrolatum that may not be your skin friendly. Today, I will show you how you can get soft and moisturized lips using honey with other home remedies.
To get dry-free lips, you can use honey. Honey is rich in naturally higher moisture to hydrate the skin.
Anyway, how you can use honey for your dry lips. See below:
1. Honey and Sugar Scrub
Take one tablespoon of honey (buy it from amazon.com), one tablespoon of brown sugar, a half tablespoon of Vaseline, and a half tablespoon of olive oil. Mix them well in a pot and then store it in a clean container. You should not use each batch more than one week.
Rub your lips softly with the fingertips with a little honey scrub. Rub your lips just for one minute and then let the scrub stay on the lips for 2 minutes.
Then wash off your lips with warm water. Scrub your lips, not more than 2 times a week. It will be better if you exfoliate your lips at night, then the outside elements cannot hit your lips. After exfoliating your lips, dab Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Balm on your lips.
Before getting to bed, just leave some pure honey on your lips for the whole night. The honey gets into the lips deeply that converts your lips fuller, hydrated, silky, and well-moisturized. It takes your lips on a healthy and smooth state for the entire day moving.
Scrubbing reveals out the newer cells of your lips by removing the dry skin cells. So, the lips look fresher and more even while honey hydrates the lips.
Read Also: 10 Natural Ways to Exfoliate Lips at Home
2. Use Bare Honey on the Lips
You can also use just pure honey on the dry lips. Before going to bed, dab your lips with some honey and leave it on the lips for the whole night. When you will be sleeping, the honey gets into the skin and makes the lips soft, smooth, hydrated and supple.
3. Make DIY Lip Balm with Honey
Another way to soothe your dry lips is to prepare a natural lip balm. Mix some honey, almond oil (buy it from amazon.com) and beeswax altogether to prepare a paste. Apply it on your chapped or peeling lips. It relieves your lips instantly. Doing it several times a day keeps your lips totally moisturized from the winter.
4. Honey and Lemon Juice
This recipe is for them who have dark and dry lips due to sunburn, smoking, etc. Honey is a natural moisture while lemon juice is a natural skin bleacher. Mix one teaspoon of honey with a half teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the lips and rub the lips gently for one minute. It removes the dead skin cells and also helps to lighten the lip color. But, don’t do it more than 3 times a week.
5. Use Honey with Glycerin
Glycerin (buy it from amazon.com) is a natural moisturizer for dry lips. It heals the symptoms of dry lips, like dead skin cells, peeling, bleeding, cracking, and scaling. You can use it with honey and this mixture will be more effective for cracked lips. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of glycerin. Apply it on the lips before sleeping and in the morning cleanse your lips off. You can do it daily to get dry free lips.
Rose water is rich in antibacterial and antioxidant. It soothes the chapped lips. Rose water also hydrates, revitalize and smooth out the lip skin. Use it with honey to get smoother and softer lips. Mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of rose water. Apply it on the dry lips. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then rinse off your lips.
7. Make Lip Gloss with Honey
This lip gloss will be made with honey, vitamin E oil (buy it from amazon.com) and some cranberries. Cranberries are rich in anti-oxidants, enzymes, vitamins and natural colors. Vitamin E oil is hydrating and soothing. It removes all the symptoms of dry lips.
Mix one drop of vitamin E oil, one tablespoon of sweet almond oil and 10 fresh cranberries in a microwave. Mix them 3 minutes. Remove it from the microwave. Let the mixture cool down and strain it. Mix one teaspoon of honey with it and stir them well. Store this mixture in a lip gloss container and wear it when you need. This lip gloss will hydrate and shine your lips at a time.
8. Use Honey with Olive Oil
This homemade treatment for chapped lips will be a mixture of some coconut oil, olive oil, and honey. Olive oil protects the lips from dryness and coconut oil moisturizes the lips inside like a lip balm. Honey will make your lips fuller and bigger.
Mix one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of coconut oil and a ¾ tablespoon of honey altogether in a small bowl. Then apply it on your cracked lips and let it stay overnight. In the morning, cleanse your lips off with cool water. Apply this treatment just 2 times a week. And it will be the best solution for your chapped lips, especially in the winter.
Here I will use almond oil, beeswax and honey to prevent your chapped lips. Beeswax is antibacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It creates a protective barrier on your dry lips. Olive oil will exfoliate the dry skin cells of the lips. All that gives you soft and smooth lips.
Mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of almond oil and a little beeswax in a small bowl. Mix them well to turn a thick paste. Rub it on the lips and stay for 8 minutes. Then rinse off your lips with lukewarm water. Apply this home remedy two times a day.
I personally use honey for my chapped lips. I put some honey on my lips over the night. At morning, I get super smooth lips that also look fuller. So, yet if you have not used honey, it is time to get a newer taste of lips.