Dry lips always seem to be a downhill struggle for me. I know all the usual things to try between drinking lots of water and keeping my lips protected. It must be the time of the year or just getting older in general, but my lips are driving me nuts. They always feel and look dry lately. I don't regularly exfoliate my lips until it's completely mandatory.
Lip Exfoliating Solutions:
Typically, I find it easy to do during a warm shower. I simply rub my finger in a circular motion to remove dead skin. The other way that I do it out of the shower is to put on lip balm and rub it off gently with a tissue. The dead skin comes right off gently. These both work pretty well for me, I must say. I remember years ago trying a lip scrub that did wonders, I think it might have been a Mary Kay product?
Earlier this week, an email from the Epsom Salt Council (who knew?) popped up in my inbox. They sent over some very simple and easy to make beauty DIY recipes using Epsom Salt. Since I had some on hand from a holiday project that I never got around to, I figured why not? When I spotted the two ingredient lip scrub, I knew this was a must try.
Here are the instructions I received on how to heal dry lips: Mix a few tablespoons of Epsom Salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly, apply to lips and rub lightly. This will gently scrub away dry skin on lips, and it will also help lipstick last longer and give lips instant plump. (Total bonus)!
It was really easy to make, only took a couple of minutes. I put the scrub in some air tight containers to store away. With this scrub, I was able to see AND feel instant results. It made my lips a tiny bit tingly which felt awesome... and it quickly got rid of the dead skin which normally makes my lipstick look horrid.
Here's what you need:
3 Tablespoons of Epsom Salt
1 Tablespoon of Petroleum Jelly
Mix together to form a lip scrub! So easy! Then, apply a small amount to lips and rub lightly. I remove mine with a damp towel or paper towel. Make sure not to get any in your mouth! Keep those lips perched!
Do you experience dry or chapped lips frequently? What are your tricks to help?