The lips take a beating during the winter months with all the cold temperatures outside and dry heated air inside. Nothing looks worse (and more than a little painful) than chapped, winter-ravaged lips. Now is the perfect time for a little extra love for your pucker!
Don't know where to start? Below are a couple of tried and true methods that will get your lips soft and super kissable!
A little sugar (white or brown) and a couple of teaspoons of your favourite oil (olive, coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, vitamin E oil) mix together to make a super exfoliant. Apply with a soft toothbrush to the lip area and very gently scrub the lips for a few minutes to get rid of the dry flaky skin (while applying, make an exaggerated smile to stretch out the lips in a taut position). Wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth and follow up with a moisturizing lip balm of your choice.
Mix together 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of baking soda until mixture looks like a paste. Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Gently rub the lips with a wet washcloth, in a slight back and forth motion. Wash off with lukewarm water
Pat the lips dry with a towel and then apply olive oil which will help the lips re-hydrate.
(Between the two I definitely prefer the sugar and oil method but I know of a few beauties with enviable pouts that swear by the honey and baking soda mixture method!)
How do you show your lips a little TLC?