A guest post on one of my favorite blogs wrote about a less painless and much easier way to exfoliate lips. None of that fancy schmancy extra-virgin-olive-oil-mixed-with-unspeakably-frilly-things shit, just plain old (pot) lip balm and sugar.
The "recipe" called for a smooth, non-sticky lip balm, and I felt like using something citrusy, so I used this:
The Body Shop Born Lippy Satsuma Shimmer Lip Balm
Refined sugar was also one of the ingredients, but the kitchen was out of that. I've found that brown sugar works just as well too.
Anyway, all you do is put some lip balm on your finger, dip that finger into the sugar, then scrub gently onto your lips. Simple, painless and delicious!
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