It’s mid-November now, and we finally have to face the facts. Winter is going to come whipping around the corner any second now, bringing with it snow, gales, and a whole new host of beauty problems.
Gone are the dog days of summer, where our biggest concern was soothing the occasional sunburn. Now, it’s time to prepare for dry hair, stuffy noses, and wind-chapped skin.
The key to almost all winter beauty woes is removing anything dead, dry, or damaged and introducing plenty of hydration, as we saw with this handy guide for wintertime manicure troubles. At the end of the day, similar policies hold true for most beauty snafus that plague us this time of year.
For example, take chapped lips. We all slather on chapstick like it’s going out of style, but that only satisfies half of the requirement. It introduces moisture, but it doesn’t take care of the dead skin that’s causing the chapped lips in the first place.
Well, never fear, there’s a super simple way to kill two birds with one stone! You can exfoliate and moisturize your lips all in one fell swoop, using an easy-to-make home remedy, and an unused, disposable mascara wand (readily available on Amazon for about $2 a pack.) Check out the video below to see how it’s done!