Everyone knows that with the dry air of winter come chapped, peeling lips. However, there is no need to rely on store bought chapped lip remedies packed with ingredients you cannot pronounce. Instead, you can use a bag of green tea to heal chapped, split lips and bring back a beautiful smile in just minutes.
Chapped lips can be caused by several factors. Weather change, dehydration, alcohol and licking your lips irritate your lips, causing them to dry out. Unlike the rest of the skin, lips do not have any oils to protect them from drying out, so we need to do our part in protecting them. Dry, split lips are more prone to infections such as cold sores, bleeding and other ailments.
The treatment needs to be done every day. Afterwards, you need to make sure you stay hydrated because dehydration is a major cause of dry lips. So make yourself a second cup of tea and enjoy it from a warm window seat. The more water and tea that you drink during the cold winter months, the better your body will be able to stay hydrated and prevent the chapping and dryness from occurring.
There are other known health benefits to drinking green tea. It increases a person’s mental alertness because it contains 2-4 percent caffeine. When you drink the green tea with sugar it acts like an energy drink, giving you an extra mental boost throughout the day just like coffee does. Also, green tea extract has been shown to be a key ingredient in improving memory and attention among people with mild mental health issues. So if you feel like you need an extra bit of energy to get you through the winter months, then drinking green tea every day is essential to good health.
Drinking green tea has also been shown to help with beauty treatments. Many people will apply green tea bags under the eyes to remove that puffy, tired look. It’s also been used to fight acne. So not only is it great at treating lips, it can be used for the entire face as a natural, safe beauty treatment.
Green tea is an amazing plant product whether you drink it or use the tea bags to treat skin conditions. By applying a bag of green tea to chapped lips for just five minutes, you can boost the skin’s moisture levels and prevent the ailments and bleeding which are triggered by dry lips. Plus, it keeps you hydrated, mentally sharp and even makes for a safe, natural beauty treatment for your face and eyes.