Three natural ways to cure cracked and dry lips

three ways to keep your lips soft and healthy this winterAutumn is a beautiful time of year but it can wreck havoc with our skin, hair and lips.

It’s not uncommon to end up with cracked, dry lips in autumn when the wind is blowing outside and we assault our bodies with the drying effects of central heating.

As a teen, I always had a tub of lipbalm on my desk. What I didn’t realise at the time, was it was full of ingredients that were bad both for me and the environment.

Why not try these three more healthy alternatives to keep your lips soft and supple with winter.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera plants are super easy to grow and are one of nature’s miracles. Simply break a leaf off and rub the gel into your lips twice a day. If you can’t grow the plants at home, purchase some aloe vera gel from a health food store.

Hydrate from the inside

While it can be tempting to drink hot cups of tea and coffee during the colder months, drinking water is essential to keep every part of your body hydrated, cell by cell. Drink warm water throughout the day and avoid snacks that are too spicy or salty.

Coconut oil

Hailed a wonder ingredient for good reason, coconut oil has a plethora of positive attributes that will benefit your skin, hair and body. When you brush your teeth, gently exfoliate your lips with your toothbrush then slather coconut oil on your lips for a perfect pout.

What about you? How do you keep your lips soft and supple during the colder season?