I love watching DIY tutorials on youtube.com. But they usually always involve items that I don't have in my house (e.g. olive oil, yogurt). Gah!
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Here the things you'll need:
1) Granulated Sugar (make sure it's grainy)
2) Petroleum Jelly of your choice
3) Cotton swabs (optional)
Prep your stuff:
Pour out a bit of the sugar on a plate, etc. (you're not going to use of all of it really)
Take some petroleum jelly on the cotton swab
My lips are chapped like a drought had settled on them.
They're not pretty and they hurt when they start peeling.
I have sensitive lips that peels on most lipsticks. :(
Take a generous amount of jelly on a cotton swab and lather it on your lips.
My lips looks glossed up. This is an exorbitant amount on my lips.
Although I'd love to go out looking like that, it would just looked like my lips dove into a vat of gloss. Eyw. (Also, it literally feels eyw.)
Take a fresh cotton swab, coat it with jelly, and then dip it in to the sugar.
Roll the bud on the sugar to get the most granules on the cotton.
Pat the sugar on your lippies.
You may need to double dip the swab on the sugar that's why you'd need to take a small amount on a plate/cup/etc.
Coat your lips with sugary goodness!
Wait a 2-3 minutes.
Rub the sugar on to the lips with your fingertip in a circular motion.
Be gentle as it can hurt a lil bit.
Rinse off or wipe off (or lick off)
The result should get rid of the dead skin cells and the flaking skin.
You may need to do this more than one time.
In this post, I've only done it once. But I usually do it twice depending on how bad my lips are.
Put on a thin layer of jelly.
If I'd done this before the scrub, the jelly would merely cling on to the chapped skin.
Massive improvements here after only a thin layer of jelly.
Let me demo what it'd look like with lipstick on.
I've chosen my summer go-to lipstick by San San in Nude Carribean.
This is a sheer lipstick that'd emphasize anything.
Except for that bit at the top, it shows massive improvement after the scrub.
It's cheap and quick. Let me know if you've tried it.