During chilly months when the air gets dry, you can avoid crusty or peeling lips by using a simple homemade lip exfoliator.
During this period, our lips suffer as they get scruffy, they often get covered with a layer of crusty, peeling, annoying dead skin that usually ends up getting bitten out or pulled off-and that doesn’t help anybody.
Most times your lips will start bleeding and they’re sore and they are raw and quickly they will be crusty again.
It’s certainly a tragedy, but one that can be avoided by making a simple DIY lip exfoliator.
I used to buy my scrub, and then I realized it’s actually the easiest thing in the world to make.
It’s vital not to use this too much because our lips are fragile after all. But it really does the trick of getting rid of all that dead peeling skin and revealing the soft skin underneath.
Follow up with a homemade all-natural lip balm to get that moisture in there.
You will need
- A tablespoon of brown sugar or white sugar,
- A dash of honey (just enough to make the sugar stick together) or a bit of olive oil/coconut oil,
- A teeny tiny little drop of vanilla (it makes it smell yummy, but isn’t essential), and
- A small container
Blend a tablespoon of brown sugar with just adequate honey (or olive oil) to get it to stick together.
Once a week or twice at the very maximum, rub the scrub onto your lips vigorously enough to loosen the dead skin.
Allow it sit for a minute, and then wipe off with a wet washcloth. Apply lip balm after usage.
Please don’t overuse this, it is really a great tool when it comes to dealing with chapped, peeling, lips.
If you like you can combine both the brown and white sugar, but either will do the trick. If you would rather want to avoid the sticky honey, substitute with olive oil or coconut oil.