Dorm Room DIY: Exfoliating Lip Scrub

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    Get rid of chapped lips for cheap! Photo by the author.

    While the winter weather wreaks havoc on students’ moods, it also does a number on their bodies. Full-length down jackets and Ugg boots protect arms and legs against the cold, but faces are usually left exposed to the elements. Nobody in Evanston is a stranger to dry, flaky lips, but cosmetics companies want you to cough over $15 to get “kiss me” lips. Luckily, there’s a cheaper way.

    5 minutes


    • Small plastic container
    • Vaseline
    • Sugar

    Cost: $3

    Preparation: None!


    1. Fill 2/3 of the plastic container with Vaseline
    2. Add a teaspoon of sugar and mix.*
    3. Spread on lips and rub lips together.
    4. Remove with tissue and apply balm or gloss to moisturize.

    *Depending on the size of the container, you can increase or reduce the amount of sugar.


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