As most of you know, it's winter in Southern Africa and possibly for a lot of us that means dry lips... aaarrrgghhh! Try putting lipstick over that = major disaster! And hence the reason for this post.

I thought it would be nice to share a few remedies to tide us through. So, other than the usual go to the drugstore and get yourself some lip balm etc.. There are other ways to assist the process and allow your lip balm to do it's job properly.

Lip Scrub:
You can choose to go buy one or make one yourself at home, here are a couple of recipes that have proven to be quite nice.

~ mix sugar, a bit of fresh lemon juice and olive oil (the oil with help to moisturise your lips, sugar will exfoliate all the dry dead skin & lemon juice will help to even out any dark patches)

~ honey, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and olive oil

Lip Brush:
So just the same way you get the facial brush (eg. Clarisonic etc) you can buy yourself a baby toothbrush or soft bristle toothbrush and use that to exfoliate the dead skin off your lips. Haven't personally tried this method and if I ever decided to would have to get some nice labels and a high cabinet/shelve (motherhood - go figure)!

Do you have any chapped lip remedies that you've found to be effective? What is your go-to lip balm that you just cannot live without?


  1. Using a toothbrush on your lips helps get rid of any dead skin, applying a lip balm after really makes your lips feel soft

    1. This is definitely on my to do list. I can't stand dry lips. Thank for confirming that :)

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