Let’s talk dry lips… because I don’t know about you, but with this winter air my lips tend to be very dry! I have lip balm hidden all over the place: in all my coat pockets, in my purse, on my desk, and a few floating around throughout the house.
Aside from the cold, windy weather outside, dry lips are caused by constant dry air circulating through our homes and workplaces. I am personally a big lip licker and lip biter, so that is not helping either! Hey, I’ve even learned over time not to buy deliciously flavoured lip balms because otherwise I will be lickin’ even more!
The thing is though, sometimes my lips get so dry, or even chapped, that constant lip balm application just doesn’t do the trick. Yeah, some exfoliating needs to happen!
I found a very easy home remedy for treating dry and chapped lips. It seriously takes only 2 minutes, so this one is very doable. Plus the beauty is, once your lips are nicely exfoliated they will be very smooth and kissable!
What do you need? Only two ingredients, and you may already have them in your kitchen.
Mix 2 parts sugar with 1 part honey.
Apply to your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Then use your fingers to lightly rub the mixture on your lips to remove all that dry skin. Be careful not to damage your lips, so be gentle! If they are already severely chapped you could actually remove large layers of skin by being too rough.
My favourite part is licking the sugar and honey off my lips afterwards – mmmmm so sweet! Remember to apply lip balm once your lips are clean to seal in that moisture. I personally love the Burt’s Bees line especially the coloured lip gloss (and the SPF 8 sun protection).
You may need to do this a few times (perhaps a few days apart) before your lips are fully restored.
Bonus Tip: Remember to drink lots and lots of water to keep your body nicely hydrated. Dry lips are often a sign that you are not drinking enough water.