We’re smooching all over with these fab lip care ideas. Everybody deals with chapped lips. These tips will take your lips from flaky to fabulous! 

Alright, friends! Have I got a treat for you today! Lately, my lips have been a tad bit on the dry, flaky side (bleh). I’ve been sick these past few days and have not been drinking nearly as much water as I should (no bueno!), but have definitely been indulging in tons and tons of yummy homemade hot soups! (Special shout-out to Hailey for her bomb post on homemade soup recipes. You’ve got to try them! You won’t regret it. PROMISE!)

Moving on from my soup tangent, I’ve been in major need of some lip care. So for that reason, we’re going to be diving into lip care 101 today. From sugar exfoliating to different types of lip balms you can buy or make to hydrate your lips, by the end of this blog post, you’ll be amply prepared to fight off dry, chapped lips!

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Let’s be real. Chapped lips are generally something everyone faces. From the young to the old, we all tend to suffer through from time to time. So other than slathering on layers and layers of lip balm, how else can we get back to having soft and luscious lips?

Simple, my friends… Stop, exfoliate, and listen!

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The first step to making sure your lips are soft and luscious is removing all that dry skin. In elementary school, I used to just peel off the skin, which is absolutely AWFUL for your lips! Lip exfoliating can be done with a gentle rub with a toothbrush, wash cloth, or my absolute favorite way, a sugar scrub!! Literally, the best lip care secret for the softest lips you’ll ever have is just exfoliating them!

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What’s great about lip scrubs is that you can buy them at the beauty store any time. (This one by Fresh is fabulous!) They usually work great, smell good, and taste good too! The only downside is that they can be pricey sometimes. But, if you’re willing to do a fun lil’ DIY, you can save a few bucks.

My go-to ingredients for a lip scrub are:

  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar

Not only is this mix moisturizing for the lips, with the olive oil and honey, but the sugar granules gently exfoliate the dry skin from my lips super well. I generally apply this mixture with my fingers or a toothbrush depending on how deeply I need to exfoliate. Oh, and this lip scrub is oh-so sweet!

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For more lip scrub recipes with different ingredients, scents, and flavors, check out this post from the fab bloggers over at Brit + Co. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with these options!

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Now after exfoliating your lips, you will want to moisturize them—this step is crucial! Everyone has their favorite type of lip balm, and there are literally tons of good chapsticks out there. Burt’s Bees lip balm and Nivea are two of my personal faves! This step really is a no-brainer, so I won’t over explain. I’ve heard of lip masks before, but in all honesty, I’m more of a less is more kind of girl when it comes to the amount of skin care/beauty products I have. So creamy lip balms will do it for me.

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Always remember friends that the best way to really keep your lips hydrated is to drink plenty of water! Lip exfoliating and lip balm will only go so far if you’re not hydrating your body!

Well there you go, friends! I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Let me know what your favorite lip balm is in the comments below! Also, feel free to share this post with all your friends and family. With summer just over the horizon, lips have a tendency to get chapped easily. Thanks for reading! ‘Til next time!

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