Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Lips

With the weather transitioning from warm to cold, our skin will be going through some changes as well. We often exfoliate the skin on our body to keep it soft and smooth but did you know that your lips can be exfoliated too? Yep!

I saw on a television show once that we can use honey and sugar to exfoliate our lips. I tried it and it works. Best of all it's natural, inexpensive, and the ingredients are items we keep in our kitchen cabinets. Perfection!

Well as I was browsing through the web I came across an article in SpaMagazine.com discussing this very thing, complete with a full recipe. Here it is:

Moisturizing your skin during winter is essential-especially for those sensitive and exposed areas of the face. "The combination of cold weather and sun is not the best for our lips, which can become chapped and cracked," says Barbara Stirewalt, spa director at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.

To help remedy these conditions, Stirewalt recommends two easy-to-make recipes that take advantage of the natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits of honey to keep lips soft and smooth.



  • ½ tsp. granulated sugar

  • 1 drop honey


  1. Combine sugar and honey in a small bowl.

  2. Rub the blend onto your lips for 15 to 30 seconds using light, circular motions.

  3. Gently wipe off with a warm washcloth.



  • 2 tsp. almond oil

  • 1 tsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. beeswax pellets

  • 1 vitamin E capsule


  1. Combine almond oil, honey, beeswax, and fluid from vitamin E capsule in double boiler or small pan. Stir over low heat until beeswax melts.

  2. Pour into a small container and allow to cool.

  3. When balm solidifies, rub onto lips as often as desired.

**This blog post was re-blogged from Spa magazine


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