The One Solution To Chapped Lips

by Lindsey Rose Black

Thanks to giant heaters, piping hot soy gingerbread lattes, and some serious wind, 'tis the season for lips to get ridiculously chapped. Luckily, I happen to know the one solution to chapped lips. You can take this solution with you everywhere to treat dryness as soon as you feel it coming on and you probably already have it in your kitchen. Could it get any easier? The answer is no.

I know you're probably tired of hearing about its practically mystical beauty capabilities, but the one solution to chapped lips is coconut oil! That's right, the oil that's equally great in smoothies and on hair is also a beast when it comes to hydrating your delicate lip skin and eliminating the painful dryness.

According to EarlyCare, "fatty acids in coconut oil create a barrier and lock in moisture so that your lips remain free of cracks," which is exactly what you need in the winter tim.e And, Pop Sugar sang sweet praises for the oil as well, calling it "the ideal remedy for chapped lips especially because it's semisolid at room temperature." That's right, room temperature coconut oil is already the perfect consistency to be rubbed across your lips. I dare you to even try and find a simpler DIY solution!

The only catch with coconut oil is that, thanks to its sweet tropical deliciousness, it can be tempting to lick your lips. Fight. All. Urges.

Below is my favorite brand of coconut oil, along with jars so that you can scoop the oil into them and have one with you wherever you go.

1. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $9.39,

Organic and affordable? Sign me up.

2. Lip Balm Containers

Empty Clear Plastic Cosmetic Containers, $7.00,

Just scoop in about a tablespoon of room temperature coconut oil and pop it in your purse.


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