Lip Care in Ayurveda

Soft and smooth lips among the indicators of physical beauty. Lip care is not only applicable to women; small children and men too must take care of the lips on a regular basis. Unlike skin on the other parts of the body , the lip skin lack oil glands; causing them to become dry and cracked easily. During winter season the lips require more attention.

According to Ayurveda the dryness of lips is caused by excess of Vata. Excessive consumption of vata incrasing diet and wrong lifestyle vitiates vata.In winter season the cold and dry climate increases the vata leading to cracked lips.

Dark colour lips are yet another problem faced by lot of people.

GUIDELINES TO AVOID CRACKING OF LIPS

1. Massage the lips with ghee on a regular basis.
2. Follow a vata balancing lifestyle
3. Cosume vata balancing diet which contains sweet ,sour and salty tastes.
4. Do not lick the lips repeatedly.
5. One can apply aloe vera gel or juice on lips to prevent cracking and
drying.
6. Watch for certain lip cosmetics like lipstics which contain chemicals can
cause dry and chapped lips.

Following these tips would also help prevent cracking and chapping of lips.

1. Always apply a natural lip balm to protect your lips.
2. Massaging lips with ghee (clarified butter) and leaving a thin layer of it on lips overnight acts as a natural protection for lips.
3. Repeatedly apply herbal moisturizing lotion on lips.
4. Apply a thin coat of natural balm on your lips before applying lipsticks.
5. Dip a black tea bag in warm water and press it on lips for three to four minutes. This increases moisture level on skin of lips.
6. Do not lick lips repeatedly
7. Dip small cotton gauze in warm clarified butter (ghee) and place it on lips for 20 minutes.
8. Remove your lipstick before going to bed using a herbal cleanser and apply a thin layer of ghee on lips.
9. Drink adequate quantity of water.

Remedies used for lip care:
  • Shatadhauta ghrita
  • Cow ghee
  • Almond oil
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Rose petals+ milk
  • Aloe vera

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