-To prevent your lips from chapping, use hot water fermentation on your lips and then apply a mixture of vaseline and honey. Apply this mixture about three times a week.
-To prevent your lips from drying you can use a ground mixture or rose petals and milk butter.
-Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can cause dryness of lips.
-Increase your water intake during winter to keep your lips look fresh. You can also humidify the rooms to deal with winter dryness.
-If in spite of water intake your lips seem dehydrated, apply cool wet cloth to hydrate lips. Also try to seal in the moisture with a lip balm. Apply lip balm every hour or two to treat dry lips and to keep them healthy. Use balm with an spf of at least 15 to save your lips from sun damage.
Don't lick your lips, it will cause more chapping. Licking lips doesn't moisturize them.
Lip lickers also tend to be lip biters. Biting lips removes their protective covering which causes further drying.
-Creamy lipsticks can act like balms and prevent your lips from chapping. Avoid using lipsticks that can dry out your lips.
-Use a soft toothbrush to softly buff your lips to remove the deposit of dead cells that will cause more drying and flaking.
-Chapped lips are also susceptible to infections. Apply over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to avoid infection.
-You can also try applying clarified butter or milk cream before going to bed for a few days.
-Other remedies that you could try are - rub a slice of cucumber on your lips, apply neem extract, and use aloe vera gel.
-A saline bath is also seen to help some people.
-If you're plagued by dark, almost black lips, here's what you could do: Mix equal amounts of almond oil, glycerin and honey with rose water, shake well and apply.??
-If your lips turn black, try this, Make a paste of milk cream, lime juice and honey and apply it to your lips and u will see the change in colour. If it is very black, use this concoction everyday till u see the results.