Lips Like Sugar

Winter is here and my lips are already, oh so weary…we can all agree that cracked, chapped, peeling and flaking lips are a bit unsightly.

With some tender love and gentle care, your lips can be sweet like sugar and smooth as silk. Here are some dos and don’ts and a quick, easy recipe for healthy and luscious winter lips.

Don’t

  • Lick your lips. I know, this is a big one for a lot of us. However, licking helps to draw moisture from your lips leaving it even more dehydrated and even drier.
  • Bite, nibble nor pick at your lips. Aside from causing irritation to the already fragile area, the open skin can be prone to infection.
  • Use spicy foods or acidic substances if your lips are chapped. They will cause further irritation.

Do

  • Drink lots of water. Hydrating and replacing lost moisture is important, especially in the winter when its not apparent that water loss is taking place.
  • Exfoliate your lips two to three times per week with an exfoliating agent like sugar (see recipe at the end). This will remove dead and flaky skin.
  • Moisturize with a light, lip balm, that contains SPF 8 or more. Because of its thin and fragile nature, lips are more prone to sunburn and further thinning.

Lips Like Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 tsp of organic brown sugar

1/4 tsp of olive oil

1/4 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Preparation and Use

Combine sugar and olive oil in a small bowl.

Using your fingers, apply a small amount to your lips. Be sure to rub gently.

Cleanse with lukewarm water. Tap dry with a paper towel.

Apply your regular lip balm or use a dab of olive oil on your lip.

… viola!!  Lips like sugar. Pouts out Chicas!!

***this can be done 3 to 4 times per week.

~Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

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