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Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?

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author image Beth Rifkin
Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Her bylines include "Tennis Life," "Ms. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.
Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar? Photo Credit Pamela Follett/Demand Media

There’s no need to spend a lot of money on expensive facial products to exfoliate and moisten your skin. Simply walk into your kitchen. Sugar is an age-old answer to numerous beauty questions because of its ability to moisturize as it scrubs. When you combine it with other household items, such as honey and olive oil, you have a spa-quality facial wash and mask that can leave your skin glowing. Apply it around your mouth to smooth dry skin and chapped lips.

Step 1

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Place the white or brown sugar, honey and olive oil in a bowl and stir until the ingredients are mixed well.

Step 2

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Wash your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser, then pat it dry with a clean towel.

Step 3

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Scoop the sugar mixture up with your fingers and gently rub it into your skin around your mouth and over your lips. Use soft circular motions with your fingers to rub the sugar, honey and olive oil into your skin without causing scratches.

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Step 4

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Keep the sugar mixture on your face for five minutes if your skin is very dry.

Step 5

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Wash the sugar mixture off with a clean washcloth and warm water.

Step 6

Can You Get Rid of Dry Peeling Skin Around the Mouth & Chapped Lips with Sugar?
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Pat dry and apply a gentle moisturizer.

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