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

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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

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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

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Wash your face with warm water and a gentle cleanser, then pat it dry with a clean towel.

Step 3

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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.

Step 4

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Keep the sugar mixture on your face for five minutes if your skin is very dry.

Step 5

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Wash the sugar mixture off with a clean washcloth and warm water.

Step 6

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Pat dry and apply a gentle moisturizer.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons white or brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Water

  • Washcloth

Tip

For severely chapped lips, rub the mixture in with a toothbrush to better remove dead skin.

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