Honey has been used in cosmetics for a longer period of time because honey has some unparalleled benefits for the 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.
Why You Should Use Honey for Dry Lips
Removes damaged and dead skin cells, unclogs the pores and cleanses them, its vitamin C stops peeling, bleeding and pain of the lips. Honey is antiseptic and antibacterial to kill the bacterial infections on the lips associated with dryness.
It is loaded with zinc and vitamin B2 that can fight free radicals and nourishes the dry lips. Its vitamin B reduces the swelling of the lips caused by infections or dryness. Honey is a natural humectant to trap the moisture from the air onto the skin.
Its other vitamins stimulate newer skin cells and moisturize the chapped lips. Honey prevents the dryness to the lips. Honey also makes the lips fuller, bigger and suppler.
12 DIY Ways to Use Honey for Chapped Lips
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), 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. 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: 12 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) 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) 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.
6. Use Honey with Rosewater
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 Homemade Lip Gloss with Honey
This lip gloss will be made with honey, vitamin E oil (buy it from Amazon) and some cranberries. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants, 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 winter.
9. Honey and Beeswax Lip Balm
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 on 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.
10. Use Honey with Cocoa Powder
Cocoa powder is another home remedy to treat dry lips with honey and brown sugar. Cocoa is loaded with some fatty contents and high-quality anti-oxidants that moisturize the chapped lips along with removing wrinkles, soreness, inflammation and other symptoms accompanied by cracked lips in winter.
Mix each of 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder and brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of honey in a small bowl. Mix them well to make a homemade lip balm. Apply it on the lips and let it stay for overnight. In the morning, rinse your lips off with cool water. Follow this trick 2 times a week.
11. Honey and Cucumber Treatment
Cucumber works better with honey to treat sored dry lips. Cucumber contains most of the water that hydrates the dry lips and skin. The juice of cucumber is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-aging substances that heal the symptoms of sore, sunburns, and chapped lips.
Keep one cucumber in the refrigerator for 50 minutes to make it cool. Then take it out and slice it with 3-4 mm. Dab the slices onto the lips for 2 minutes and then let them stay on the lips for another 2 minutes. Remove the cucumber and put some honey evenly onto the lips. Wait for 10 minutes and then rinse off your lips with cool water. Do it 3-4 times a week.
12. Honey and Petroleum Jelly Lip Balm
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (buy it from Amazon) is a unique product to cure dry skin and lips. It creates a protective layer on the lips. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly penetrates into the lips fast and heals the damaged lips rapidly. It makes the lips smooth and thick. It removes the dead skin cells and renews the lips fast.
Apply some honey on the dry lips evenly. Wait for a minute to dry the honey with air. Then apply some petroleum jelly on the lips with your fingertips. Wait for 5 minutes. Do it twice a day. Then wipe off the honey and Vaseline with a cotton ball soaking into warm water. This process will heal your chapped lips soon.
More Tips to Treat Chapped Lips
- Use homemade lip scrubs.
- Use lip balm made with natural ingredients.
- Use SPF lip balm to protect the lips from sunburns and windburns.
- Switch on your humidifier in the winter to keep the air in the right moisture.
- Avoid peeling the lips. It may cause bleeding, pain or infections.
- Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated even in winter.
- Don’t lick the dry lips because saliva is more drying element for lips.
- If your skin is allergic to pollen, don’t use honey.
- Use a moisturizing lipstick to keep the lips always safe from dry air.
- Take a patch test before the real use.
- Quit smoking for better lip look.
- Don’t exfoliate lips more than twice a week.
- If any remedies above make your lips sensitive, don’t use it/them.
- If you have weak or compromised immune system, don’t use honey because it may cause (serious illness) botulism.
- Don’t use honey for infants.
- Don’t use any cleanser or soap to rinse off the lips.
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 for your chapped lips, it is time to get a newer look of lips.
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