I haven’t caved in to the “wedding day beauty regimen” hype being flung at me by all the wedding blogs and websites. I don’t go tanning, I don’t go for regular manicures, and I have an open relationship with my gym (it’s allowed to see other people, I’m allowed to see my couch).
Right now I just have one main goal, for health as much as beauty: getting rid of dry skin. This winter has been terrible for my feet, hands and lips. My lips have been so dry that a corner of my mouth cracked. I’d pout, but it hurts. And lipstick does not look good on dry lips.
I mixed together a paste of about 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, and about a teaspoon each of olive oil and honey. I’ve done this a few times, and I don’t always measure. But I have noticed that too much olive oil makes the scrub too difficult to handle.
The scrub is meant to be used by gently scrubbing your lips in small circles (no pictures of that – it’s not pretty, and I’d definitely get honey on my camera), then rinsing it off with warm water and a wash cloth. I only do this once a week because the skin on lips is so delicate. And I always always always follow up with a good lip product/chap stick. Right now I’m using Aquaphor Lip Repair. It’s not fancy, but it works.
I’ve only been doing this routine for a few weeks so far but there’s a definite improvement, especially for my lips. These home remedies were so easy to put together, too. I plan on trying a few others in the near future – maybe bath tea, or homemade lotion!
*Epsom salt is more coarse than sugar. It’s too rough for the lip exfoliator, but works well for feet and hands. You can also use it for a foot soak. It’s fairly inexpensive, too. I bought this container for a couple bucks at Target.