Lips are among the most vulnerable parts in our body. The skin over the lips is ultra-sensitive. The skin on lips is much thinner than the skin on the other parts of body. Lips do not have oil glands like normal skin affecting their ability to generate oils for protection. Hence the only source of natural moisture is saliva inside the mouth. Lips get constant impact due to eating and drinking food items of varied temperature, texture etc. Environmental factors such as dust, exposure to the sun, cold temperatures, dry weather, affects the lips. All these factors can lead to cracks, dryness and chapped lips.
Lip balm acts as a barrier between lips and the environment. It forms a protective layer on lips and lock moisture in for a long time. There are many lip balms in the market, but Organic lip balms are more effective & safe compared to other lip balms. Lip balm helps to keep the lips moisturised. It brings them back to their health with a radiant glow. Organic Lip balm helps to nourish, soothe and replenish lips with their natural glow. They are also easy to use and carry around.
Organic Lip balm lock in moisture, keep lips hydrated, soft and shiny. Hence it can be can used regularly. It can be used more than once a day if lips are very dry, cracked & chapped, especially in winters.
Some organic lip balms can be made even in your home also. These are easy to make and pleasant to apply lip balms. Some of these balms are mentioned below.
- Pomegranate lip balm
Take half a spoon of pomegranate seeds in a small bowl and press out the juice using a spoon or a pestle. Mix this juice in one spoon of coconut oil. Transfer this mixture to a small container and refrigerate overnight. Then you can use it as a regular lip balm. Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and the coconut oil make the lips supple as it is rich in healthy fats.
- Beetroot lip balm
Take half a cup of grated beetroot and Strain the juice out of them with the help of cheesecloth. Mix one spoon of ghee with the beetroot juice and refrigerate overnight. Then you can use it as a regular lip balm. Beetroot contains pigments betanin and vulgaxanthin which help in brightening of dark, pigmented lips and give the lips natural reddish-pink colour. Ghee has healthy fatty acids which act as a moisturiser.
- Cinnamon lip balm
Add 2-3 drops of cinnamon oil in one spoon of cocoa butter. Mix them well and refrigerate overnight. Then you can use it as a regular lip balm. Cinnamon is an antioxidant and acts as a natural lip plumper because of its tingling effect. Cocoa butter hydrates and nourishes the skin. It also tones down the tingling effect of cinnamon.
All these lip balms are handy so it can be used as and when required. It can be applied by taking a sufficient amount of balm on clean finger and gently rubbing it on the lips. It must be applied in circular motion on lips to form even thin coating. While using lip balm, some simple tips can provide better protection of lips. Here are some simple tips for lip care.
The moha: Herbal Lip Balm in an excellent moisturizer from Charak Pharma. It nourishes and softens the lips thereby preventing dryness, chapping & cracking. It has Apricot oil which is rich in vitamin E and anti-oxidants, moisturizes and heals cracked. It also contains Almond oil, that are rich in essential fatty acids moisturizes lips and prevents darkening of lips due to sun damage. Olive oil in moha: Herbal Lip Balm contains vitamin A that reduces inflammation and heals cracked lips. It nourishes the lips leaving them baby soft and healthy. It also contains Wheat Germ oil which nourishes and softens the lips. Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and fatty acids in Wheat germ oil nourish cracked lips and hydrate them naturally. Honey in moha: Herbal Lip Balm heals cracked lips, reduces their pigmentation and also moisturizes them.