During the winter months, our lips tend to lose moisture and dry up. Homemade lip scrubs are a personal favorite because they keep the lips soft and moisturized and are easy to make.
This time I picked two simple scrubs you can make at home to remove dead skin cells and keep your lips nice and soft. All the ingredients are easy to find, you probably have them in your kitchen cabinet right now.
At the end of the post, I have also shared a quick trick to exfoliate for those of you who don‘t like or don‘t have time to DIY.
What do you need to create a homemade lip scrub?
Every scrub has two fundamental parts:
- an exfoliating agent
- a nourishing agent
There are many variations you can combine to fit your taste as long as you have those two parts. The main ingredients in lip scrubs are sugar and honey but you can also use:
- Sea salt
- Shea butter
Mix and match to create a recipe that fits your style. Add something exfoliating like sugar, salt, cinnamon or coffee and something hydrating like coconut oil, honey or olive oil and you‘re done.
How to make my favorite lip scrub:
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (white or brown)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Mix them until it becomes a homogeneous mixture. (If your coconut oil is too hard put in in the microwave for a few seconds.)
Apply on your lips by rubbing for 1 to 2 minutes.
Don‘t worry if you can‘t restrain from licking your lips, it‘s all edible and smells delicious. Finish off by removing it with water or a washcloth.
Apply your lip balm to seal the moisture. You can store the rest of the product in a jar and keep it in the fridge for a week.
Why I chose coconut oil, sugar, and honey?
Coconut oil is famous for its moisturizing abilities. It is ideal for dry and chapped lips.
Sugar is the most trusted ingredient when it comes to lip scrubs because it is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air around you so you end up both exfoliating and moisturizing.
Honey is an all-around favorite when it comes to skin problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties, protects your lips from infections and keeps them soft.
Some really good natural lip scrubs:
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For the second recipe you need:
– 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
– 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
– a few drops of vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Again, mix all of the ingredients and apply on the lips for 2 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and to top it off seal the deal with your favorite lip balm.
Both of these homemade lip scrubs have no added preservatives so store them in the fridge and use them within a week.
A quick trick for the busy ones
I got you. Even if you can‘t find the time to make DIY lip scrubs you can exfoliate your lips in minutes.
Grab a toothbrush, wet it and scrub those dead skin cells off your lips. Don‘t go too hard as you don‘t want to cause any bleeding, be gentle.
Why you shouldn‘t pick and lick your lips?
Picking and licking our lips is very bad. Our saliva contains a digestive enzyme that, in contact with our lips, begins to break down our skin barrier. So that’s why sometimes we feel a burning sensation.
That is the reason why the more we lick our lips to moisten them, the drier they become? I’m guilty of doing it.
That‘s it for today. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post.
Again as I always say do everything out of love. Whatever issue you‘re dealing with currently, it will pass. Take the time to relax and treat yourself nicely.
I hope you learned something new and please share in the comments what is your favorite lip scrub. I would love to hear your results and methods. Have a wonderful day. You are beautiful.