Monday, March 11, 2013

Basic Lip Care & a DIY Lip Scrub

Hey my beauties, I am sure all of you girls must have faced the dry, flaky lips issue at least once in your life. Well, for me, its kind of a routine issue which occurs every two months or so. However, I have found a cool tip which is very simple and effective.

However, first I will discuss a few things which you need to do to keep your lips hydrated:
  1. Drink lots of water - Simple!
  2. Always apply a thin layer of lip blam/petroleum jelly before going to bed.
  3. If you have VERY dry lips which often bleed, try this one simple tip. Put 2-3 drops of olive oil (or any oil will do) in your belly button. Lock with a cotton ball; and go to sleep. Your lips will be softy soft the next morning. You can repeat this everyday.
  4. Stop biting your lips.
There are many exfoliants and lip scrubs available in the market but I am always up for something which is less expensive and quicker than all of these things. I have tried a number of things but here I am going to share with you the simplest and the easiest thing which i found to be working the best.

Here are two simple things you will need for this easy recipe:
  1. Sugar - Yes, plain sugar ... Quantity depends on how flaky your lips are; but 1 tablespoon is more than enough. If you are a regular in applying this scrub then 1 tea spoon is sufficient for you.
  2. Petroleum jelly. I use Vaseline Petroleum jelly but any unscented petroleum jelly will do for you.

Now, here is what you have to do, remove any lipstick or lip gloss you have on your lips, dip your finger in the petroleum jelly and then dip it in sugar. Now your finger will have sugar crystals stuck to it. Rub these crystals gently on your lips in small circular motions. Dont be very harsh because if your lips are very dry, harsh rubbing can result in bleeding. Repeat it for about 3-5 minutes. You will feel your lips flake free and freshly colored (yes thats the color of your new skin which was hiding behind the flakes). After being done with it, wash your hands, dry your lips. You can also use soap on the lips to wash away the greasy and sticky feeling if you want. After cleaning and drying out your lips, apply plain petroleum jelly or any lip balm you like.

You can repeat the above scrub recipe every week. Its simple and quick. Share your comments after trying this out girls.

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