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Mothers' Hideaway: Works for Me Wednesday- Natural Lip Exfoliation!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday- Natural Lip Exfoliation!

Natural Lip Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a term to describe the removal of dead skin. The importance of exfoliating your lips is that it keeps them healthy and gives them a fresher look after it's done. It can also help prevent drying and cracking. If you're a lip licker, you'll know what I'm talking about. Licking your lips can really cause them to crack. Lips do not moisturize themselves and so we all tend to lick our lips a little. Drinking enough water to hydrate your body will also help prevent cracking, peeling and dryness on your lips.

Honey is a great way to hydrate your lips. The ancient Egyptians did it and it's still used in tons of skin care products today. The more hydrated your lips, the softer they look.

Sugar is going to be used as our abrasive. It will help rub off the dead skin, leaving the fresh and new skin.

Rebekah's Honey and Sugar Lip Scrub

What you'll need:

1 teaspoon Honey

1 teaspoon Sugar

Crush sugar using the back of a spoon, mix it into honey. You'll want the sugar to soak up the honey and make a thick mixture. You may need to add more sugar or honey until you get it to this point. Use a cotton ball or your finger to apply to your lips. Rub it around on your lips in circles and apply slight pressure.You can repeat this process as necessary.

After this apply your moisturizing oil to your lips. Natural Moisturizing Oil; olive oil, vitamin E oil, sesame oil and jojoba oil, etc.

The best part about this scrub is that it's completely safe for you (and edible)!

This post can also be found on Rebekah's blog, Journey to Juniper!
What works for you during winter? Share your tips with us in our Women's Health Forum!

Thanks to We Are THAT Family for hosting Works for Me Wednesday!

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At December 9, 2009 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous Muthering Heights said...

That is a GREAT idea!


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