It’s not uncertain for your lips to get over-dry, chapped, and cracked especially in the winter season. Most of people try to fix the problem themselves by opting for over-the-counter cheap chap-sticks, which may or may not work that brilliantly. Your lips get dry when your body is dehydrated and lacks natural moisture due to less intake of water. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with the water, but it’s more about the seasonal effect; whenever winter approaches in your country, you start having adverse affects onto your body, and it starts right from your upper party of the body-face and lips. What most people prefer to cope with the condition is applying lip-balms or fruity chap-stick (with color or flavor).
This solution isn’t perfect or long-term when you are having extreme dry or chipped lips. You need to provide them optimal amount of hydration and for you should drink 8-10 lukewarm glass of water per day. And during this entire time period you must not lick your lips because they will become drier with excessive licking as your saliva has a certain enzymes that can break the skin cells and it results in the overly-chapped lips.
There are several natural and herbal remedies for dry lips and of many one of the best is use of saline water. It is used in the hospital in the place of distilled water since it contains less amount of salt in the solution, which is deemed best for the rinsing and cleansing purpose. You can buy saline solution easily from the market, and dip your lips for one minute or two to soften the skin tissues on the area. Apply the caster or tea oil before you go to bed for the sleep. And in the morning you can apply a small patch of lip balm to protect your lips from severity of the cold and dry winter weather.
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water to keep your body well-moisturized. No matter how hard you are trying to protect your lips from getting dry, you can’t make it any better if you overlook your diet and hydration.