See those little grains of sugar on my lips in the picture?
They really do help with flaky chapped lips.
A few years ago I read an article that said you could mix a little sugar and a little water together, rub it over your lips, and it would remove the flakes. However, I thought different ingredients would be more beneficial.
The winter cold makes skin and lips very dry, and it can even become painful, so if you’re having this problem, this is the solution!
This is a basic “recipe”. You should be able to find all of the ingredients in your kitchen.
Plus it’s edible and the taste kind of reminds me of cookie dough. Score!
Here’s the recipe:
1 tsp. coconut or olive oil
2 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla, real or imitation
2 pinches of cinnamon, powdered
If you’re using coconut oil, make sure it is melted and then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
If you’re using olive oil, just mix all the ingredients together. Keep it in a tight container.
Scrub it into your lips for 30-60 seconds. Let it sit for a few minutes so your skin can moisturize. Then wash it off.
Apply chapstick. See how smooth and pretty! No more winter lips!
Here’s how the ingredients work:
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer but it doesn’t have the chemicals or wax like many chapsticks in the store, making it an all-natural, effective lip moisturizer.
Sugar is a natural exfoliant which removes the flakes and dead skin cells.
Vanilla tastes good.
Cinnamon naturally brings blood to the surface of skin, which means it can smooth out harsh lines in your lips. No more deep, chapped lines!
I hope you guys like these natural beauty tutorials! I have a lot more going because they’re not only effective, but they’re so much cheaper than those store bought items!