Of the 5 lipbalms I own, excluding the Revlon balm stains, I can remember buying only one of them.
I am pretty sure the other 4 were given to me. I guess lip balms are the coffee mugs of cosmetics.
I saw Michelle of Lab Muffin do this (click her link) and thought of trying it out on a Nivea Pinkish Boost Lipbalm.
I’ve only used this lip balm twice. It tastes somewhat like soap which is what I like about it because I don’t end up eating it. Most other lip balms taste like food and I tend to lick them off my lips.
I suppose I’m just not a lip balm person. I never got to use the nivea and all my other lip balms, as much.
Here’s my lip balm scrub experiment:
Aside from my toothbrush, I’ve never used any other lip exfoliator before, and I wouldn’t know which other product to compare this with.
But against a toothbrush, I like the lip balm scrub better.
A toothbrush can be harsh, and with toothpaste, it can sometimes dry out my lips.
This works great. The balm softens the skin making it easier for the sugar bits to slough off dead skin cells.
After scrubbing, I wash off the sugar, but keep the residual balm on my lips for added ‘conditioning.’
I used enough lip balm to dissolve the amount of sugar I used. If you put too little lip balm or too much sugar, the latter would just fall off your finger.
Leave the concoction (?) on the lips for around a minute before scrubbing to make the skin more ‘sloughable’. And as recommended by Michelle, use circular motions.
If you decide to try this, let me know how it went. :)