Lips need exfoliating too! If you are prone to dry lips, like I am, then this tip could help you out a lot. I'm going to share with you a simple and cheap recipe to keep those puckers soft and smooth.
DIY Lip Exfoliant Recipe:
1) White or brown sugar
2) Oil of choice: preferably an edible one
You can put a little oil on your lips first and then add a lil of the sugar to them, rub together GENTLY for a few seconds and then wipe it off. Or you can mix a little of each in a small bowl (you want a smigde more oil than sugar. You only need a little bit of sugar.) before applying to your lips and then GENTLY rubbing them together for a few seconds. A few seconds = 10. You are done, my friend and have super soft and smooth lips to boot!
PLEASE NOTE: You need to be gentle when doing this. Remember, the skin on your lips is very thin and rather delicate. It can get cut very easily if you are too rough and that's not the object of this process. There is no need to grind your lips together to receive the benefits.
I like to use brown sugar and mix mine with coconut oil. That way if some of it gets into your mouth, which is kinda inevitable, at least it's tasty. Lol. :D I like to use this exfoliant in the morning right before I'm about to put my favorite lipstick on or I'll do it at night to remove lipstick. As with anything, too much of anything isn't good for you. I don't recommend doing this more than once a day. You can do it once a day or as needed.
**7/24/10 EDIT: One of my readers from the very beginning, Udee, left a comment saying she uses a toothbrush for this. Well, I went out a bought a cheapie toothbrush and used it to massage the mixture onto my lips. PURE SUCCESS!**
Have a great weekend, kurlies! I'll be trying out a new hairstyle over the weekend. If it goes over well, and let's hope it does, I'll share pics.