You may remember about 2 blogs or so ago that I mentioned having started a routine of lip exfoliation. Well as promised, here is how I came about it, what I do and how I do it!
Ever so often, when my outfit/mood needs a bit of a(n) edge/boost, I smack on some daring red lipstick (Mac’s Ruby Woo or MUA lipstick shade 1; the irony lies in the pricing) which instantly serves as a fixer. However I have come to realise that chapped/dry lips underneath this alarmingly loud hue, results in a counter act, thereby deminishing the value of my outcome.
Well, every problem has a solution and below is a treatment my sister Wura once talked me through:
Step 1: Crush a couple of cubes of sugar in a bowl, the bigger the granules the better;
Step 2: Mix in some honey until you’re left with a gritty paste. I don’t use any particular proportions, I judge based on what looks equivalent to the sugar;
Step 3: Apply to the entire lip area in a circular motion until dead skin peels off;
Step 4: Rinse off with warm water (alternatively, just lick it off) and apply some Vaseline lip therapy (my latest obsession is the Pink Bubbly, thanks Gbonju).
Voila! DIY Lip Exfoliation in 4 easy steps! I guess I can brave the red lippie once again.
If you fancy going wild, apply food colouring to the mixture and dance around as you exfoliate. I also read that you can apply oil to the mixture for moisturising as you exfoliate, but I’m yet to try that out. In case you were wondering what oil to use, I suggest coconut oil!
Merry Christmas everyone *kisses*
Ps: Did you notice the Christmassy background? Thanks Taiwo, my trusty techie!