Lip skin is 10 times more delicate than face skin. While most people remember to use sunscreens on face, not many are aware of the broad spectrum lip moisturizers. Unknowingly, most of us expose our lips to harsh UV rays that cause severe damage. It leads to lip swelling accompanied with itching, pain and even blisters. Such lips are cracked, and peeling is often accompanied with bleeding. It makes lips dark and the skin around the lips develop early wrinkles and cracks. But we have some wonderful home remedies that can actually help you in getting rid of sunburn on the lips, and reducing inflammation.
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1. Aloe Vera Pulp And Honey:
This is an anti-inflammatory remedy that can repair sunburned lips. Simply scoop aloe vera pulp and mash it in a grinder with 1 teaspoon honey. Store the gel paste in a refrigerator for 1 hour. Apply on moist lips, and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water, or use a cotton ball soaked in chilled rose water to remove it.
Aloe vera will calm down inflammation and pain caused due to sun damage. And honey will detoxify the lip skin by removing all the sun induced free radicals that lead to lip dryness, itching and darkening. Regular use will restore the pH level of the lips and will keep them hydrated at all times. This will eventually make the lips soft, smooth, plump and pink again.
2. Raw Milk Cream And Oatmeal:
This is a repairing home made lip mask that reduces lip blisters caused due to UV damage. Boil oatmeal and mash it in a mixture to form thick paste. Mix 1 teaspoon oatmeal mash with 1 teaspoon raw milk cream to form a semi liquid paste. Rub your lips with ice, and apply the mask on the lips. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes before you remove it with cold water. Use two or three times a day.
Raw milk cream contains lactic acid in bulk amount. And lactic acid is a detoxifying agent that removes dead cells, flakes and peeling skin without causing pain or bleeding. It also moisturizes the shrunken and dehydrated cells. Oatmeal is loaded with exceptional amounts of Vitamin B. And Vitamin B contains Niacin. Niacin reduces lip bumps and reduce the size of sun blisters.
3. Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Vera And Almond Oil:
This is a fast working home remedy to get rid of flaking and peeling sunburned lip skin to reduce the chances of developing deep cracks and bleeding. Dilute half teaspoon glycerin with 1 teaspoon almond oil and stir well. Add aloe vera pulp and grind the mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture directly on the sunburned lips. It will cause stinging, but hold the pain for 5 minutes and wash with cold water. You can also use ice to numb the stinging sensation.
Glycerin focuses on absorbing more and more water from the nearby by tissues and supplying it to the sunburned shrunken lip cells. It starts removing peeling skin fast. It controls dryness and completely combats the chances of lip cracks or lip darkening. Aloe vera reduces burning sensation caused due to glycerin and almond oil moisturize the lips.
4. Yogurt And Colourless Henna:
This is a cooling home remedy that first focuses on reducing pain and inflammation, and second on getting rid of sunburn lip blisters. Mix half teaspoon colourless henna with half teaspoon yogurt to make thin paste. Apply on sunburned lips directly, or after refrigerating it for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Use it thrice each day. Moisturize the lips with almond oil immediately.
Henna is a natural cooling antiseptic agent that reduces inflammation and pain by calming the irritated and burned cells. After the pain and burning subsides, henna reduces lip itching as well. Yogurt, rich in lactic acid, removes dead cells, peeling skin and freckles. It restores the pH level of sunburned lips and reduce the size of blisters. Lips start getting back to normal within a week.
5. Green Tea Bags:
Green tea bags are one of the best home remedies to reduce itching, swelling and pain caused due to sunburn. Simply refrigerate used green tea bags for one hour, and compress them against the lips for 15 minutes. Repeat the process as many times as you need it. You can also mix green tea with coconut oil and use it. You can also use chamomile tea used tea bags.
Green tea is a warehouse of antioxidants. They remove free radicals from the lip surface and repair damaged collagen. Collagen starts the production of healthy lip cells that replace sunburned cells.
The above listed 5 easy home remedies reduce pain inflicted by sunburn. And remember to not scrub the lips until they are chapped.