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How to Get Rid of Scaly Lips

One Do-It-Yourself Trick, Plus My Favorite Lip Scrub

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How to Get Rid of Scaly Lips

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ


If you suffer from scaly lips, a simple do-it-yourself trick to exfoliate them takes only a finger scoop of Vaseline and a toothbrush.

Step 1: Slather lips with petroleum jelly
Step 2: Use a toothbrush to massage in the jelly in a circular motion.
Step 3: Wipe off the excess petroleum jelly.

The toothbrush exfoliates lips while the petroleum jelly leaves lips extra soft. Repeat a couple times a day until your lips are no longer scaly.

Want a more professional exfoliant that's perfect for the purse? Try The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ, a sugar scrub created just for the lips. The results are similar to my Vaseline and toothbrush trick, but it frankly tastes so great (I love the peppermint flavor) and leaves lips so soft and supple I think Sara should add a "Warning: May be Addictive" message on her label. Makes a great gift for any discerning friend.

Choose from a variety of flavors. Buy it online for about $28.

See "How to Exfoliate" for more information on exfoliating your body and face as well.

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