~ Quick Fix for Flaky Lips ~
January 4, 2010
Be it summer or winter, dry lips are enough to ruin anyones day. Lipstick and glosses look terrible and kisses just aren’t as fun with sore lips. Now, there are a ton of pricey little fixes for your pucker wrapped in pretty packages ( THAT was a mouthful!) but, getting a soft and smooth pout is cheaper and easier by just heading over to the kitchen.
Yes! Your kitchen is the key!
Just combine the following for a one-time-use lip scrub to exfoliate and moisturize in one easy application:
1/2 tsp sugar ( finely granulated) and several drops of olive oil to make a paste
* This is not an exact science, so eyeball it and make your best judgement on texture.
It should look like this:
…and that’s it. Really!
Just gently rub onto lips for a few moments, rinse or wipe clean with a warm washcloth and follow up with a normal lip balm or …my favorite…
For extra rough lips, work in the scrub with the tip of a wet washcloth for extra strength de-flaking. Before you know it, you will look like Angelina Jolie!
Ok, well maybe not, but you WILL have some serious soft kissable smackers;) With the simple and safe ingredients, this blend is also perfect for children and some even like to help mix it, so a fun project for all;)
* If you have extra, put in a small airtight container like the one pictured ( purchased in a 12 pack at any craft store) and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Exfoliate twice a week for best results.
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