Welcome to my blog where I will communicate specialized information to the cosmetic crafters, with recipes and tips, to encourage networking and connecting to skin-care artists to each other.My mission is to offer healthier alternatives to the cosmetic industries exchanging simple, cheap, efficient and easy to make beauty skin treats.
My Nana Rose could tell you, nature has a wonderful way of offering simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Designer beauty-industry ads try to convince us that only patented, scientifically formulated products and unpronounceable ingredients offer salvation for troubled skin, while effective and inexpensive alternative wait in your very own kitchen cupboard.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Natural Lip Balm Recipe to Repair and to Stop the Dryness
When your lips are sore, red, and peeling, even a little grin can crack them wide open, try with these natural and healing lip balm recipes that will protect your lips from the sun and the weather. They will help bring a smile to your face!
Don't lick your lips! Chapped lips are often a dehydration problem, licking your lips momentarily apply moisture, which then evaporates and leaves your lips feeling drier than before. Also saliva contains digestive enzymes that don't do your sore lips any good.
Licking chapped lips can lead to dermatitis, the lips themselves don't have any oil glands, if you scrape off any oil that might be on them from surrounding areas, you may end up with a red ring of dermatitis around the mouth.
B wise. Nutritional deficiencies; such as those of B-complex vitamins and iron, can play a part in scaling of the lips. Make sure your multivitamin supplement contains plenty of those.
Drink up. Moisturize your lips from the inside out by drinking enough fluids. As you age, the ability of your cells to retain moisture decreases, so your dryness problem may actually increase when getting older.
Make your Natural Lip Balm. The best way to deal with chapped lips is to avoid the dry, windy, cold weather that can cause them in the first place. Before you go out, and several times while you're out, coat your lips with this protecting lip balm. Since lips don't hold anything on them very well, you will need to reapply it every time you eat or drink anything or wipe your lips.
Some people have a tendency to drool in their sleep, which can dry out lips or aggravate ones that are already chapped, they must the lip balm every night before bed. It acts as a barrier to protect lips
Natural Repairing Lip Balm recipe :
1/4 (10grs) Beeswax
1/4 (10grs) Shea Butter
1/2 (20grs) Olive Oil
I capsule Vitamin E
Instructions; Melt all the ingredients slowly in a double boiler, mix well and pour when still warm in a clean small container. Wait the balm is totally cool to close with the lid.
Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Sunscreen. The sun fries lips, any time of the year, you're well advised to make a product with built-in sunscreen. Sun damage to the lips can cause dryness and scaliness.
Instructions: When the lip balm mixture is melted and still warm, add 2grs Titanium Dioxide (sun reflector) and 2grs Zinc Dioxide (sun block and it helps to prevent infection) Mix well and pour in the containers.
Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Red Clay. The lip balm with Sunscreen is very white and opaque, it filters out all light, but not very pretty on the lips, you may want to add some Red Clay or Red Oxide to colour your balm pink or red. Some liquid dyes and food colorants also work well for a brighter red lip balm but they are not natural. Be aware you must look for the oil based food colorants, most of them are alcohol based.
Lay a finger alongside your nose. My Grand Ma used to tell us when being outside and not have anything else handy "Put your finger on the side of your nose to pick up a little of the oil that's naturally there and rub your finger around your lips. " It's the kind of oil the lips are usually getting from contact with adjacent skin. You couldn't get any more of a home remedy than that.
Happy Natural Skincare Making! Marlene Daniels