Monday, May 5, 2014

Homemade Sugar Lip Scrub

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 I've been struggling over the last couple weeks with really chapped lips. I'm not talking about the kind of dry lips that need a swipe of chapstick to solve the problem. This has been a bit more severe.  I knew it was bad when the Mr. asked when he came home if I had been eating chocolate. {No dear, that is not a chocolate lip liner I'm rockin', that's my insanely dry lips!}

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out why. I couldn't come up with a solution. I've been drinking plenty of water. It's not winter. I have a really great lip balm I use as needed. 

I finally mentioned something to my sister on the phone this morning. What a genius that little lady is. She basically slapped me upside the head with her verbage. What I needed to do was scrub my poor little lips to exfoliate all the dead, crusty skin that was hanging around. ::gagging::

Here are the supplies I gathered:

Next, I mixed them together to create a lip scrub consistency. It has to have the perfect amount of grit to exfoliate. I slathered that gritty gold all over my lips, rubbing it in a circular motion until they felt nice and smooth.

Afterwards I simply rinsed it with warm water and blotted dry. My lips already felt a million times better. 

The last step is to moisturize. Instead of using lip balm I used a little coconut oil. It has since soaked into my lips, so I'm headed back to the kitchen to moisturize again. I have a feeling I'll be keeping that jar pretty close today. I've got to kick these chapped lips in the booty!


1 comment:

  1. I have been hearing so many good things about coconut oil. I think its time I find me some too! I love this idea for the lip scrub, thanks!

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