Abuela's DIY: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Nothing looks worse than chapped lips, and if you’re anything like me, you suffer from something I’d like to call “constant dry lip syndrome” during the brutal winter season. These days,  I have to moisturize my lips twice as much to keep them soft. But sometimes not even the best lip repair can help! At times like these I try abuela’s brown sugar lip scrub. This delicious scrub exfoliates my lips, removing flakes and peeling skin. For this recipe you’ll need a quarter teaspoon of olive oil, a tiny bit of brown sugar and a small bowl for mixing. Then just follow these three simple steps.

1.     Mix the brown sugar and olive in a bowl.

2.     Apply the mixture to lips and then using your fingertips, gently rub the scrub in a circular motion for a few seconds. For extra tough spots, use a soft tooth brush.

3.     Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with a lip balm to lock in moisture.

Want a quicker fix? Try Sara Happ The Lip Scrub Brown Sugar ($24, bluemercury.com)