Whether the skin laceration is caused by dry, hardened skin or by exposure to cold weather, prolonged immersion in water or detergents, or outdoor work.
It can be treated with benzoin, calendula, lavender, or myrrh essential oils.
If a skin laceration shows signs of infection and inflammation, you can mix benzoin and lavender or tea tree essential oils and apply them directly to the wound until the symptoms of infection disappear.
You can also add drops of essential oil to a homemade or purchased oil-based cream and apply them to the skin to soften the skin and avoid widening the crack.
If the skin is cracked while wet, myrrh with benzoin or lavender essential oil is the best remedy to promote healing.
To treat a cracked lip, apply drops of cream with benzoin essential oil several times a day.