Dry, cracked or broken lips can be caused by anything… from harsh weather conditions to licking your lips or dehydration. Anything that strips the skin of moisture can leave the lip at risk. And trust me, I know how embarrassing having a cracked lip can be. However, exfoliating your lips can help significantly.

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Exfoliation is the process of removing the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. And there are quite a number of natural ways to do this and get smooth soft lips.

Sugar and honey therapy

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Photo credit: dashinglydifferent.com

Sugar and honey therapy is a non-expensive home remedy of exfoliating the lip. Mix a little honey with some granulated sugar, then scrub your lips with it and rinse it off afterwards. There… you have your smooth lips.

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The Toothbrush Trick

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Photo credit: homeremediesorg.com

This trick is one of the best and easiest so far. Slightly apply Vaseline to your lips, then use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the dead skin off. Be sure you’re using a brand new toothbrush that is designated for this purpose.

Baking soda scrub

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Photo credit: enkivillage.com

This list will be incomplete without baking soda as it’s already known as our all-around home remedy ingredient. Exfoliating is not an exception. Prepare a paste by mixing baking soda and a little water, then apply to your lips with a soft toothbrush, leave it for a while, then rinse off and apply lip balm.

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Washcloth Scrub

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Similar to and simpler than the toothbrush trick is the washcloth scrub. Using a washcloth to gently scrub off dead skin is an easy method to getting your lips nice and smooth.

Don’t let your dry lips embarrass you anymore, try one of these inexpensive natural home remedies and keep your lips smooth and soft at all times.

 

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