Lips Like Sugar

Hi Chicas…I know it’s been a while…The craziness of the Holidays and life got the best of me :/
 
BUT, starting out this year right…I wanted to share with you this awesome post (originally shared on Bella), from my fellow Chica, Dixie Lincoln Nichols.
 
 
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.

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