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Heal Your Dry, Chapped Lips with these Ayurvedic Remedies

Updated: Apr 19

Ayurveda tips for healthy, soft, rosy, glowing lips naturally. Adios dry, cracked, burning, chapped, and dull lips.

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Heal Your Dry, Chapped Lips with these Ayurvedic Remedies


How to get rid of dry, chapped, and cracked lips with Ayurveda:


7 Easy Steps


1. Hydrate your lips. If we're dry on the outside, we're likely dry on the insides. Consider drinking Ayurveda digestive tea or other healthy non-caffeinated herbal teas that suit your dosha picture. Opt for high water content foods such as watermelon and cucumbers, especially in the summer season when Pitta is high. Such foods hydrate the whole body, including the lips. Also, avoid licking and picking lip skin--ouch!


2. Exfoliate your lips. Adios dry lip skin. A little, gentle exfoliation goes a long way. By exfoliating twice a week, that increases blood circulation and removes flaky, dry, tired skin.


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Gentle Homemade Lip Exfoliant--So natural you can eat it!


Did you know your kitchen is also your salon? Blend finely chopped pieces of beetroot with 1 teaspoon of coconut (summer suitable) or olive oil. Add to this mixture, a sprinkle or two of turbinado sugar.


With a soft, natural toothbrush, massage the beetroot mixture onto your lips using a circular motion. The granulated mixture will gently exfoliate and nourish your lips. Gently continue for a couple of minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


3. Protect your lips from the environment. The sun, pollution, wind impacts the delicate lips skin which is thinner skin and lower melanin. What’s this mean? Lips are more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage. Use a high quality, natural SPF lip balm to screen your delicate lips from the elements. This measure also helps prevent cracking and drying.


4. Mask your lips. Time to love up your lips with deep moisturizing to hydrate and nourish.


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Homemade Lip Mask--Again, so natural you'll want to eat it.


Crush some fresh pomegranate seeds and combine the seeds with cream (yup from a cow) or with rose water. Create a rich paste. Gently apply the paste and do your 11-minute guided relaxation practice while your lips drink in the pomegranate milk mask. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water. The mask reveals more vibrant lips.


5. Prepare your lips. If you use glosses and the like on your lips, prepare and protect first. Think-layering. Your first layer is an herbal lip balm of your liking.


“Read the label, if you don’t know the word, and it isn’t something you would eat, don’t put it on your skin.” – Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


Alternatively, you can use coconut oil or olive oil which create a nourishing base. For more lip loving, use natural health and beauty products on your lips—you may find you don’t need glosses and colors once you routinely follow steps 1-4 as your natural, radiant lip skin glows.


6. Use nasya oil. Alleviate excess Vata dosha which is drying. Read this article to learn everything you need to know about Ayurvedic Nasya treatment – and how it can improve your life. It's much more than a nose oil treatment. Nasya Oil Benefits | How to Use Nasya Oil for Greater Wellbeing


7. Use a humidifier. Add a humidifier to your bedroom and home office, especially in Vata season (fall) and Kapha season (winter) for overall moisture. The humidity may help heal your chapped lips and keep your whole body more moisturized.


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More Natural and Easy Home Ayurveda Remedies for Dry, Chapped Lips

  • Aloe vera is hydrating and soothing for chapped lips. Apply aloe vera gel to your lips twice a day. If you can use fresh aloe gel, so much the better.

  • Honey is moisturizing and may prevent infections on dry, cracked lips. Apply raw honey twice a day.

  • Cucumber is cooling, nourishing, and hydrating to dry lips. Apply fresh cucumber juice twice a day.

  • Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. Massage your lips with warm coconut oil daily before going to bed for soft lips.


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Ayurveda Remedies for Dry, Chapped Lips includes good hydration inside and out, exfoliation, environmental protection, and natural nourishing lip masks transform your Ayurveda Lip Care, naturally. Dry, cracking skin does not need to be a daily struggle anymore with Ayurveda’s wisdom.


What Does Meditation Have To Do With Dry Lips? When Vata is imbalanced it creates dryness in the body and mind including anxiety, constipation, low quality sleep, dry hair, and dry lips.

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Heal Your Dry, Chapped Lips with these Ayurvedic Remedies. It'll put a smile on your face.

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Veena at Saumya Ayurveda

Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.


She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.


Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.


These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.


She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.


An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.

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