Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chapped Lips?

Instead of a waxy over-the-counter lip balm, try this Middle Eastern remedy of lemon juice, sugar, and glycerin. Combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of sugar and apply to your lips; leave on for two minutes. Rinse with water and follow with a light smear of liquid glycerin. Glycerin, found at most health stores, seals in moisture; in a pinch, use Vaseline. Lemons contain vitamin C, an effective exfoliant, and the sugar creates a thin barrier, speeding healing.

Sometimes, chapped lips can be an indicator of something more serious. Skin is a window for what's going on in the body. If your lips are frequently chapped, consult your doctor.


  1. i'm sharing this with my sis, she always has problems...

  2. Ohh yes:) Thanks sweetie:)
    You are the best!!!!