Causes of dark and chapped lips-
- Cigarette toxins
- Sucking on lips
- Caffeinated beverages
- Chlorine water
- Exposure to ultra violet rays (sun) or harsh & humid temperatures
- Poor and unbalanced diet
- Low-quality cosmetics
- Allergic reactions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Vitamin deficiency
- Improper lifestyle habits
What basically needs to be done to cure such unhealthy chapped lips?
The answer is exfoliation. Now what is lip exfoliation? Lip Exfoliation is basically the massage of lips in a gentle manner. It enables removal of dead skin layers, which cover up your lips due to various reasons.
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Advantages of exfoliation
- It helps in gentle cleansing of lip skin, thereby removing dead lip cells.
- Moisturizing the skin and helping it heal.
- Maintaining soft, smooth and healthy nature of the skin.
Chemically synthesized lip balms, lip exfoliator are also quite popular in the market. However, their toxicity can have adverse effects on quality of lips. Besides, they are expensive and may not fit into everyone’s pocket.
DIY always helps!
A DIY exfoliator consists of majorly two components:
- The exfoliator
- The nourishing agent
One can definitely turn to DIY techniques for this issue! As nature can always come to rescue if chemicals don’t work! Various substances such as coconut oil, sugar, honey, etc., can prove really beneficial. One of the most effective substances is Baking soda. As we are talking about lip care! Let me tell you my little secret of smooth and pink lips! You won’t believe what I use for my lips! Yes, it’s the ‘baking soda’.