It’s winter and this cold weather is wreaking havoc with my skin, my lips in particular. One of the best ways to get rid of chapped flakey lips is with a lip scrub. They are easy to make and easy to use. Here is a recipe that I love. It only takes a few minutes, and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry.
1 tbsp. Vaseline (a natural salve or balm can be substituted if petroleum’s not your bag)
1 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Sugar – white is perfect because it’s so grainy
Flavor – for this recipe, a little cherry juice, either from a bag of frozen cherries or cherry juice or extract
Combine the ingredients in a small jar – usually an empty moisturizer jar or baby food jar is perfect. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined. You can add more sugar or more honey depending on how you want the consistency. You can even stir in a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper for a bonus plumping effect.
Then scoop a nickel size amount onto your lips (try to resist the urge to eat it!) and slowly massage it in for 1-3 minutes. You can massage with an old toothbrush for extra exfoliation. Then rinse the mixture off your lips and smooth on your favorite lip balm. Now go kiss someone!
If you are not a DIY girl, you can pick up a lip scrub like BITE Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub:
What it does:
Made from antioxidant Resveratrol, fruit acids rich in vitamin C and rice bran, the Fruit Scrub exfoliates and helps to brighten lips over time while fighting free radicals and conditioning around the lip line.
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