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There are various reasons for getting chapped or scaly lips and in this case prevention is always better that cure. Chapped or scaly lips can be cause due to a number of reasons, individually or combined. Factors such as cold and dry weather, insufficient or lack of nutrients such as vitamin B in the body, or even an allergic reaction of a cosmetic product, smoking, improper diet or even medications or thyroid hormone imbalance can cause chapped lips. Whatever the reason, if you have developed chapped lips, following these easy tips can surely help in curing them. If the problem is within the body process it may take a bit longer to cure this problem and being patient is the key.
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Apply duck or goose fat
This home remedy is one of the oldest, in fact it was even used by our grandmothers to ease and heal chapped lips. Regularly applying duck or goose fat over chapped dry lips is truly a wonderful remedy. You do not especially need to buy any of the fat, just keep aside some in the refrigerator when you make a duck roast. It is one of the best traditional medicines for this problem. If due to any reason you do not have any duck or goose fat try applying olive oil or coconut oil. Shea butter also works wonders in healing chapped lips.
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Avoid spicy, hot or salty foods
Restrain yourself from eating any spicy, salty or hot foods, especially when you already have dry and chapped lips. Apart from causing more damage eating such foods can make your lips dries, painful and cracked.
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Exfoliating is the most common easy and fastest way of removing dead skin. It is ideal for dry and chapped lips as it helps in getting all the skin flakes out while moisturizing them at the same time. This is the simplest, fastest and the most effective way of taking care of scaly lips. All you need is a generous scoop of petroleum jelly and a clean soft to medium soft tooth brush. First apply a good amount of petroleum jelly on your lips. Then using a tooth brush gently message in a circular motion for a couple of minutes. Then wipe off the excess petroleum jelly and you have clean exfoliated and well moisturized lips. Repeating this procedure couple of times a day will surely heal and cure the lips for being dry and scaly.
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Use SPF base lip balm
As we know prolonged exposure to the sun can also be one of the reasons for scaly and chapped lips. Using a good SPF base lip balm will definitely protect your lips not only form the sun buy will also keep them well moisturized.
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Choose you products carefully
The skin on the lips is extremely delicate and dries out fasted that the rest of the body skin. It is important that you choose the right product for lip care. Organic and natural ingredient based lip balms are always advisable. There are various lip exfoliating products available in the market. You can try out The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ as it is a great sugar scrub created especially for the lips.