How to: A Simple Sugar Scrub for Luscious Lips

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Written by Jessica of Picturesque Makeup

Today Jessica of Picturesque Makeup shares a delicious DIY lip exfoliator that costs next to nothing to do.

Here’s a quick and simple sugar scrub to soften dry/flakey lips:

  1. Load some lip balm (a smooth one, not sticky — I prefer Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm) onto one of your fingers.
  2. Dip the finger into some plain old granulated white sugar (keep a small jar for beauty purposes in your vanity).
  3. Rub the sugar balm mix all over your lips to exfoliate, wiping clean with a tissue.

It’s a great (and great tasting) alternative to more expensive lip scrubs and takes practically no time at all. 🙂 Do it before bed, and then slap on a little more lip balm for lusciously soft lips the following morning.


Written by Jessica of Picturesque Makeup

This post was written by Jessica of Picturesque Makeup. When not blogging or creating video makeup tutorials, she’s studying hard for her doctorate and working as a freelance makeup artist.


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  1. Reena says:

    impressive idea! 😉

  2. Tavia says:

    Great post! It’s really a simple recipe and anyone can make it in their own home 🙂
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  3. Hafsa says:

    Of all the homemade sugar scrubs, this one seems to be the simplest! I shall try, thanks for the info 🙂
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  4. addy says:

    you can also replace the balm with pure honey. besides acting as a lip balm, honey can also make your lips turn more pinky!
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  5. Ashley says:

    I like this idea MUCH more than the brown sugar+EVOO recipe! Must try TOMORROW 🙂
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  6. Glosslizard says:

    That is so brilliant… I can’t believe I never thought of that! *smacks forehead*

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. DonnaN says:

    I loved the sound of this, so I picked up that Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm today. Will try it this evening when I do my mini-spa treatments!!

  8. pinksoysauce says:

    Just tried this and it works great! Thanks!

  9. I love homemade beauty products. So simple and cost effective! I am always looking for new ways to save some money and get great results.
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  10. Mel says:

    This look so simple. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Veky says:

    This is such an simple and great idea! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  12. cutie_pie says:

    what a great idea! i have been in love with strawberry rosebud salve for years; i’ll have to give this a try. thanks 🙂

    • Melessa says:

      ive only tried the regular rosebud salve (i did even know other variations exist) but yes, it is
      i love the smell of the rose one so that strawberry intrigues me

  13. Jessica says:

    Thanks for all the great feedback ladies!!! Glad you like it and that its working for you…I do this every couple nights 🙂
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  14. amy says:

    Sugar is a simple and effect way to exfoliate. I use sugar and orange oil for my hands, but I will put this tip to good use for my dry chapped lips during the winter.
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  15. keep a small jar for beauty purposes in your vanity –> best tip. Because I find myself too lazy to dip into the sugar jar in the kitchen. I don’t know why.


  16. Sasha R says:

    Yummy! Thank you, tastes great, works better. Except I just licked the sugar off my lips rather than wiping it off with a tissue…

  17. Considering that my fave skin exfoliator is lemon juice and raw sugar, I think this suggestion sounds great – I must try it!

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