A change in weather can make your lips dry and cause cracks. So, like the rest of us, actress Julianne Hough did the routine thing and reached out for a lip balm, but to no avail. “At first, I felt the need for a little balm, and then slowly but surely, my pucker progressively started to resemble sandpaper.”
From cold, dry weather and poor food habits, to dehydrating makeup and constantly licking your lips—any and all of these can be the reason for the rough ridges on your not-so-perfect pout. Besides keeping a lip balm handy, you will need a little something something, to go the extra mile if your mouth continues to darken and those cracks just won’t give way. “I discovered some great combinations of DIY treatments that both exfoliate and nourish. A great lip scrub will do just that, slough away dry skin, but also infuse moisture back in simultaneously,” says Hough.
It makes perfect sense! In fact, this is exactly what prompted us to teach you how to Seal The Deal With DIYs For Chapped Lips. You could alternately sample some of Hough’s scrub concoctions, that revel in the goodness of all-natural ingredients:
- 1tsp olive oil
- 1tsp honey
- 1tsp brown sugar
- 1tsp sugar
- 1tsp coconut oil
- 3-5 drops peppermint oil
Mix your ingredients in a tiny saucer or cup to create a scrub-like consistency. With clean hands, gently buff the paste onto your lips for about a minute. The key word here is ‘gently’. You don’t want to irritate the delicate skin, or cause it to peel. Rinse the scrub and pat dry. Lastly, dab a moisturizing balm or better yet, leftover coconut oil onto your fresh and clean, plumped-up lips.
To bring the routine full circle, we teach you how to be In A Lip-Lock With Hydration With 5 Lip Balms You Can Make Yourself. It’s time to pucker up, ladies!