Beauty Editorial

Pucker Up!

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Whom of you are tired of having dry lips? I sure am. For as long as I can remember I always end up with dry lips and occasionally having good supple lips naturally during summer. So most often than not I have dry flaky lips unless I keep moisturizing with chapstick or lip balm —until I discovered a better way to keep dry lips off. At least until I forget to do my little trick and there goes that icky and ugly un-kissable lips. Yes, I said it! I have once forgotten about my lips and gave my boyf a smack on the lips and guess what? Instead of uttering sweet nothings I ended up being embarrassed. Why? He just blurted out “Love, your lips are dry its hurting my lips” =.= You can already imagine how that feels.

Aside from that, thereโ€™s nothing more annoying than lipstick that looks flaky or blotchy because of uneven dry skin in the lips and sometimes chapstick can’t get the job done or at least asap. So what’s my secret? The trick is to get rid of all the dry flaky skin before you moisturize.

Just mix together a packet of sugar in the raw [or brown sugar], 1/4 tsp of lip balm [or petroleum jelly like vaseline], and a few drops of olive oil [or baby oil], and rub them vigorously on your lips for about 60 seconds. Scrub off the dead skin cell using a toothbrush or disposable mascara wand and then wash it all off and finish it with a plain lip balm or petroleum jelly. Do this at least two to three times a week and you will see a huge improvement, winter or summer!

Now, isn’t that quick and easy? You wonโ€™t believe what a difference it makes! I tried it and I love the results… now I just need to remember to do it religiously.

Exfoliating is very important because it gets rid of all of the dead skin off your lips. Why is it essential to moisturize after exfoliating? That’s because it helps retain the moisture and suppleness of the lips. Follow this tip and you’ll be on your way to a nice kissable and well pampered puckers! Til next, xox.

My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.


  1. Donna

    January 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing this irog. hehe. I really agree with what you said. Minsan kasi talaga ang daming deadskin sa lips ko kaya need i-exfoliate.

  2. Angela Ricardo

    January 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    you’re welcome irog. ๐Ÿ˜€ kalurky naman kasi talaga na baku bau labi ko pag di ko inaalagaan. :))

  3. Sumi Go

    January 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I need this! I actually have dry lips and I think I lack exfoliation.. >.< Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Hazel

    January 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    sometimes when i’m in a hurry, i just brush off my lips with a toothbrush pero i still end up with flaky lips ๐Ÿ™ .. i’ll try this tip! thanks!

  5. Djawa

    January 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    mm., yummyyy., This makes me want to lick it all the time ๐Ÿ˜†

  6. Phyll

    January 30, 2012 at 4:07 am

    I remember you told me before na you use toothbrush to scrub off the dead cells, and I started doing that too! And it actually helps a little bit, but the dryness of my lips just won’t disappear! D; But now, I just have to try the one with the sugar, and I think it works because my sister mentioned it to me too! hahaย 
    Thanks for this sis! I’ll make sure to take a note of this for real! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Angela Ricardo

    January 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    LOL :9 mmmmnn

  8. Angela Ricardo

    January 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks let me know how it turned out for you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Angela Ricardo

    January 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    i’m glad you find this tip worth trying. Let me know how it went. ๐Ÿ˜€ My lips needs more time from me… lol.. As I always end up neglecting it. :)))

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