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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beauty Tip of the Day: A Homeade Lip & Body Scrub

I was inspired to write this post when I was watching Laura Geller on QVC selling her lip scrub for somewhere in the $20+ dollar range. I started to think about some of the pricier lip scrubs that I have seen around town and I thought, how much different can these be from my little at-home lip scrub which does the same thing but using only two ingredients? And two ingredients that are easy to pronounce, familiar to everyone, and found just a few paces away in the kitchen cupboard. You can't mess up, its fool-proof and I promise you end up with the same exfoliated and smooth lips that you would if you used a fancy pants lip scrub that may smell better.

**This can be used as a body scrub but you would obviously need to use more of the ingredients to do this!

1. Take a tablespoon or so of Olive Oil, I use the Extra Virgin, mix it with a couple of tablespoons of sugar. These are not exact measurements. I don't measure anything at all but rather, I dump some sugar in a bowl and pour some EVOO over it. But people like measurements. As long as you have sufficient sugar and enough EVOO to make it moist, you're doing all right.

2. Mix it up using your finger. Rub it all over your lips using circular motions, continue to do so gently. You don't want to scrape your lips off, you just want to get rid of the peelies. You can also rub it into the corners of your mouth onto the skin a little bit where it can tend to get dry. You can't do any harm if you want to exfoliate with it gently around your lips as well. 

3. Wipe it off! You can use the excess mixture on your hands or wherever you have some rough areas. Top it off with a lip balm and you're all set. Cheap. Easy. Effective.

**If you don't have any body scrub, this little homemade mix works just as well. Remember to exfoliate before self-tanning for an even and less streaky and messy around the ankles application!


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