Pucker up Ladies! Let’s be serious, no one likes kissing dry lips. At the same time, no one likes having dried up lips either. It’s uncomfortable, at times painful when it cracks, and over all just not pleasant. But this is reality, it happens! We are all human, and guess what at some point in our lives no matter how much lip moisturizer you apply you are going to get dry lips. Luckily, there are ways to prevent this and really keep your lips healthy.
EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE!
Every part on your body needs exfoliation, your skin needs to take a breath! The skin on your lips is one of the most delicate on your body. You want to take care of them, no more neglecting! You should exfoliate your lips 1-2 times a week, at least. Think about it, your lips endure a lot every single day. Every time you eat, food particles stay on your lips (gross, I know), drinking, touching, the list goes on. Your lips deserve a little pampering!
I remember watching Americas Next Top Model and Tyra Banks said to exfoliate the lips using your tooth brush after you finishing brushing at night. But for me, I felt weird brushing dead skin off my lips, then simply rinsing the brush and using it again in the morning. I didn’t feel like that was enough exfoliating, plus having that dead skin particles stuck in tooth brush. It does the trick, but I like to take it one step further and really scrub off that dry skin.
What you will need:
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp coconut oil
In a small bowl just mix these three ingredients together, creating a thick paste.
Before you wash your face and brush your teeth, exfoliate your lips. Just take a little bit of the sugar paste and rub it on your lips in a circular motion. Generally I try to exfoliate for 1 minute, just to make sure I really get all that dry skin off. Also, go a little past your lip all along the edges.
The coconut oil really leaves your lips with that velvety softness, it’s amazing!
Give this a try! Remember to take care of those lip, they often are forgotten about. Keeping up with exfoliating and moisturizing helps prevent fine lines in your lips when you grow older.