Suffering from swollen lips? Swollen lips can be quite troublesome and embarrassing you probably look at the mirror and don't even think about going out. The abnormal enlargement of lips might not be painful, but can be stressful and scary. Hence, you need to take steps before the condition gets worse. There are some natural remedies that one can follow to get rid of swollen lips before you go spending lots of money on Dr. appointments and medications.
Swelling of the lips may happen due to any trauma to the soft tissue. However, there are various other reasons that may cause swollen lips including; dehydration, viral infection, allergic reaction, insect bite, nutritional deficiencies, etc.
For this home remedy all you'll be needing is Witch hazel, salt and a cotton ball (optional). All these you probably already have at home so make sure to give this home remedy a try! Is cheap, simple and effective.
Why it works? Witch hazel is a popular astringent that cleans and disinfects the skin surface. It may reduce the inflammation around the swollen lips.The herb’s soothing properties are a great relief for swollen lips too as they ease the swelling. Witch hazel also has antiseptic properties, so that when added to salt, results in a potent home remedy.
Witch hazel is known to soothe the skin, reducing any kind of inflammation. The astringent property of witch hazel helps in disinfecting the lips as well. To use, add a tablespoon of witch hazel to a teaspoon of salt. With the help of a cotton ball, apply the mixture over the swollen lips and leave it for 30 minutes. Later, rinse it off with cold water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for maximum benefits. You can repeat as often as you need to until the lips make a full recovery.
Mix salt and witch hazel.
Apply the mixture to the affected area with a cotton ball.
Rinse it off with cool water after 30 minutes.