I used to get it all the time, especially in winter! When I lived back home in Lithuania (well for about 22 years), where winters are as cold as -20 and sometimes it’s even painful to breathe, where you can hear frozen trees cracking and see little snowflakes painted on the windows in the morning… where it snows non stop overnight and the snow shimmers like millions of little diamonds in the morning sun… I am just getting myself ready emotionally because I am going back home for Christmas and honestly… I don’t remember how cold -15 is!!!!
So, since I moved to England, where winters are much milder, I don’t get cracked lips any more, well, not as often as I used to, but they do get dry from time to time. And we all know how painful and uncomfortable that is. But I have one remedy for you, easy to make and effective! I found this recipe in one Lithuanian magazine my mum sent me.
Healing Lip Balm
a drop of glycerine
a drop of fresh lemon juice/rose water
I didn’t have any rose water handy so I substituted it for fresh lemon juice . I used vegetable glycerine which is extremely moisturising and softening. Mix the ingredients together. Massage the remedy into your dry lips and leave it to soak in. It works miracles!