Ever tried wearing lipstick while your lips are all cracked up due to dryness? Instead of making your lips more luscious and attractive, it ends up looking even more unappealing because the lipstick tends to settle on the lines and cracks, right? I have the same problem.
I can’t remember if it was my mom or my cousin who taught me this simple DIY Lip Scrub but it was a part of my lip care routine during high school. I just wanted to share it because I think a lot of you have the same problem given the constant change in our weather.
I stopped doing this since I entered college because I was too lazy. Now I pay the price.  
Behold, my dry lips.
This took a lot of courage to post.
My lips are my least favorite part of my face. It’s dry, chapped and the color is obviously uneven. If it were up to me, I’d like to have a prominent cupid’s bow and maybe a thinner lower lips. But I know that’s out of the question since I’m not planning to get any lip-related surgery done. LOL!
The least I can do is make my lips look smoother so that any lipstick would glide on perfectly. I know you’re curious as to how I’m planning to do that so keep reading, girls! This maybe what your lips (and taste buds) crave for. 
STEPS:
(Left to right, Top to bottom)
Prepare half a teaspoon of sugar, a teaspoon of olive oil and a small plate. All you have to do is basically mix everything together in the small plate. After which,  rub the mixture onto your lips for a few minutes and let it stay there for 3-5 minutes more so that your lips could absorb all the nutrients it has to offer.

* Don’t worry about the sugar being rough on the lips. The olive oil makes the tiny sugar cubes melt a bit to make it softer. Plus, sugar and olive oil, now that’s a delicious lip treatment! πŸ˜€

After rubbing with the sugar scrub. Hmm.. Few more minutes. πŸ™‚
BENEFITS:
Olive oil naturally contains Vitamin E which is generally good for the skin. It helps hydrate your lips and keep it moisturized for a long time. Sugar, on the other hand, exfoliates the lips. It essentially removes dry and dead skin cells (the thin white plastic-like skin on your lips) for a softer and suppler lips.
My advise, do this once or twice a month for better result.
My current favorite lip balms.
Of course we can’t always do the treatment. Who has the time, right? Good thing lip balm was invented. LOL! Or if you’re in a tight budget or have really chapped lips, give petroleum jelly a try. It works wonders for the lips.

Don’t forget to apply lip balm before going to sleep and while prepping you’re skin before makeup application. Well moisturized lips make lipstick look even better and stay even longer.

Using Carmex before going to sleep.
I particularly like EOS before applying lipstick.

Some might be asking, why do I have to put myself in all that hassle if I can just use lip balms?

Yes, department stores and drugstores even devote an entire aisle for lip balms and amongst all those variety, some are actually very effective in moisturizing our lips. But as far as I can tell, they don’t have lip balms that exfoliates the lips in the same time. πŸ™‚
Here’s what my lips look like after the sugar treatment.
It definitely looks softer, right? Less cracks and more color. With a smoother lips like this, I wouldn’t have any trouble applying lipsticks.

So what do you think? Did you find this tip useful?
Let me know by commenting below. 
Thanks! πŸ™‚
Check out my other beauty tip post (DIY Oatmeal Facial Scrub and Mask) HERE.

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