With winter fast approaching and Cape Town being enveloped in mist the last 3 days I think we are all feeling the winter chill. But with that chill comes the dry skin , the cracked lips and the colds/flu.


It is important to note that in winter our skin tends to get drier and appear dull and lack lustre , enter the trusty scrub.... yes even for the lips.Sara Happ has developed a fabulous range of Lip Scrubs & Balms in Hollywood which is used by many of the stars who recognise that part of a healthy , happy and alluring smile is a soft, shiny pair of lips.

Dead skin sitting on the lips surface causing cracking , peeling and an unhealthy pale looking lips , when you exfoliate you are sloughing off the dead skin which allows your products to penetrate better , aids the application of lipsticks and glosses. If you are going the natural route it will give your lips a healthy pink glow.

Make your own

In a small glass dish mix 1 Tbsp of Castor Sugar , 1 Tbsp Olive Oil  and a pinch of ground Cinnamon {great for the circulation} , scrub over lips generously and rinse off excess. Apply Lip Balm.
This mix lasts 5 days in a sealed container.

*** Quick cheat - when brushing your teeth , brush over your lips too


So now that we have eradicated the unwanted dead skin it is time to look after the new fresh skin underneath and there is no way better than applying a lovely nourishing lip balm. Lip balms help to give skin a surge of moisture and nourishment and act as a protective barrier against the harsh elements outside.

They often contain fabulous natural ingredients such as Shea Butter , Coconut Oil , Castor Oil , Argan Oil to name but a few.

Here are a few of my favourite brands...


Available at Rubybox
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Green Love
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MOR Cosmetics Lip Balm

Available online in South Africa
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Enjoy your softer , smoother and healthier pout.