Exfoliating Lips

March 13, 2015

Dry Lips

Exfoliator-300x116To remove that dead skin that lingers on your lips, try exfoliating and moisturizing to restore soft and smooth lips. You can make your own exfoliator by mixing equal parts brown sugar (~1/2 teaspoon) with coconut oil (~1/2 teaspoon). Mix these two ingredients together in a small bowl using a clean finger to mix. Apply just a small dab to your lips and use a circular motion with the mixture on your lower and upper lip to gently rub away the dead skin. Blot away any excess brown sugar with a tissue. Follow with your favorite moisturizing lip-gloss. If you plan to be outside, use Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm with SPF 20. At night, use a dab of Vaseline or Aquaphor healing ointment. After you have treated your lips with the brown sugar/ coconut oil mix you can save the left over in a sealed container and use again as often as needed until lips feel soft. Once soft, maintain with moisturizer and, when dead skin builds back up, repeat the treatment.