Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

While I’ve got your attention…

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And at last, your tip!

Spring is technically here, but it’s still rather raw out there. I don’t know about you, but the cold and the wind do a number on my lips.

Exfoliate your dry lips with mixture of equal parts sugar and oil.

You just need a spoonful of each. Mix them together and pat onto your lips. Despite the fact that this is often called a scrub, don’t scrub. Be gentle! Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Your lips should feel smooth and soft!

I generally use olive oil and white sugar, because I’ve always got those on hand. Brown sugar is fine, as is any kind of food-grade oil, like almond or coconut. Some people like to add a bit of honey for its hydrating properties. Make sure it’s liquified, by warming the jar, so it combines well. Some people like to add an essential oil, like peppermint, but do be careful — too much can irritate your skin. You only need a single drop in a batch this small.

Use about once or twice a week, no more, for best results.

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