Lip balms are a lifesaver! However, there comes a time when applying lip balm to your lips is no longer enough as your lips are begging to be exfoliated. That’s where lip scrubs come in. They take off dead skin cells, restore the smoothness, softness, and suppleness of your lips, and let’s not forget the fact that they are easy and cheap to make if you want to DIY.
Seeing as we will be in the drier weather conditions in a few months, the need for lip scrubs will be on the rise, and knowing you can DIY one in no time is a blessing. No one wants to walk around with lips that are chapped, flaky, and dry.
Even though you can whip up the perfect lip scrub with ingredients that you’ll easily find in your kitchen cabinet, it is still very important to know what ingredients are safe to use. It is advisable not to use fragrances, colorings, and essential oils as these may disrupt the outer skin layer leading to dryness, irritation, and rashes.
The key to the perfect lip scrub lies in its ingredients. Every lip scrub needs an exfoliant and a nourishing agent. Together, these two ingredients make the perfect scrub. For exfoliants, sugar and/or salt are your best options. Nourishing agents like natural oils such as almond, coconut, or jojoba oil are highly recommended for moisturizing. Also, honey has been known to have skin hydrating properties and is a great ingredient to consider. After exfoliation, lock in moisture with a protective lip balm and you are good to go.
Here are 5 simple DIY lip scrubs for you…
#1. Honey-coconut scrub
Combine 1 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of coconut oil, and a pinch of vanilla bean powder until well mixed. Then, stir in 1/4 cup of softened coconut sugar until evenly combined. Follow that with 1 tsp of olive oil. Voila, your DIY lip scrub is ready. Store in an airtight container.
#2. Oatmeal lip scrub
Combine 1/2 cup ground oats, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp honey, and /4 cup vegetable oil together until thoroughly mixed. The result is a lip scrub that not only exfoliates but also moisturizes. Plus, oatmeal is famous for its ability to remove traces of dirt, oil, and impurities from your lips.
#3. Honey and sugar
Mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar. Massage the mixture into your lips and leave for 10 minutes or as desired. Wash with lukewarm water and apply some lip balm.
#4. Hibiscus (Zobo) lip scrub
Grind one teaspoon of hibiscus leaves and add one teaspoon of pre-heated raw honey. To this, add one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil, and one-quarter cup of sugar, and mix properly.
#5. Sugar and salt lip scrub
Combine olive oil, petroleum jelly, and lip balm together until they form a cohesive mixture. Slowly add the sugar alternating with a pinch of salt until you reach the lip scrub consistency you desire.
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