Saturday, February 21, 2015

DIY Super Simple Sugar Lip Scrub

        So this time of year your lips get dry and cracked and chapped. How do you get rid of it? Well besides the obvious putting lip balm. I know there's tons of companies that sell lip scrubs, but why pay for them when you can do it at home for almost free? All you need is a colorless lip balm like your EOS, Burt's Bees, coconut oil, olive oil, heck even good ole fashioned Vaseline would work. Put your lip balm on your lip and let it sit for at least 10 minutes to let the dead skin soak it in so it comes off easier. Then you may need to reapply your lip balm, but all you have to do is dip your finger in some plain white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, doesn't matter, and then use that sugar on your finger to start scrubbing your lips. Just go back and forth using your finger or in a circular motion, etc,. Do this for about 2-5 minutes depending on how chapped your lips are and you're done. I have even done this in hotel rooms using the packets of sugar that comes with your coffee pot in your hotel room. :)

        Now if you would rather use a purchased product, I have used several brands and the most inexpensive one I have found that actually works is the Lip Scrub Stick by e.l.f. It's only $3.00 and it does work amazingly. It's brown sugar, coconut oil, aloe, etc,. So that's an alternative, but the good old fashioned DIY works just as well. Just make sure after you scrub your lips though, no matter what you use, make sure to keep lip balm on them for a few day or they will get dried out again and worse. The reason is that you are getting rid of the dead skin and exposing fresh new skin that dries out more quickly if not kept moisturized. So give it a day or two to heal by keeping lip balm on it so they don't get rechapped.

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        Jewel S. ;o)

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