Mostly people use body or face scrubs. But very few use a lip scrub. Lips are super sensitive area that often gets neglected. Actually the surface skin on your lips is thinner than rest of the body parts, so it tends to get drier sooner than the other parts of your body.
Why Use A Lip Scrub?
By exfoliating with a lip scrub:
(i) You can slough off the patchy dead surface skin on your lips that often becomes dry from the sun.
(ii) You uncover a smooth, healthy, new soft lips that lets a better penetration of hydrating products (such as lip balm) and makes your favorite lipsticks go on smoother and last longer.
(iii) A lip scrub not only exfoliates, but also provides the much-needed moisture to keep your lips softer longer, even in cold winter weather.
Excited to make a natural lip scrub at home? Get on the diy lip scrub wagon with this homemade recipe, use it and follow with a homemade lip balm for super soft, kissable lips!
Easy DIY Lip Scrub – Essential Part Of Natural Beauty Care Routine
Sugar may not be good for your health, but when it comes to exfoliating it’s one of the most effective exfoliating natural ingredient – especially for your dry, chapped lips. Lip care is an important part of any natural beauty routine to keep your pout luscious and kissable.
How To Make A Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub?
This natural diy lip scrub helps exfoliate and soften the lips and skin around the lips. It also helps get rid of dead, dry skin which can be irritating and unsightly.
You will need:
(i) Brown sugar (Works as Exfoliator): 2 tablespoon – Brown sugar is a great natural exfoliant and is much gentler than some of nature’s other exfoliants, like salt.
(ii) Organic coconut Oil (Nourishing/Moisturizing): 1 tablespoon – Coconut oil has fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish your skin.
(iii) Organic honey (Works as Antiseptic): 1 teaspoon – Honey has natural healing properties.
(iv) Small glass container with lid (try an old pot of lip-gloss or baby food jar)
1. Coconut oil’s consistency changes depending on the temperature—it liquefies when warmed and tends to solidify at cooler temperature. For this recipe you will have to scoop out and use solid portion of the coconut oil.
2. Put the brown sugar, honey and coconut oil in a small glass bowl. Mix them well until you get a uniformly integrated paste. Adjust the sugar-to-coconut oil ratio to attain your desired rich and smooth scrub consistency.
3. Transfer your natural ingredients lip scrub into the glass container with lid. It’s a good idea to label the jar and add the date so you can keep track of how long you’ve had it.
Natural Beauty Tip: Make the scrub in small batches because homemade beauty products don’t contain any preservative. So, the homemade products don’t last as long. This lip scrub should last for approximately two weeks if you keep it refrigerated.
How To Use DIY Lip Scrub?
When you want to use it, take out the scrub container from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for some time to soften up before applying to your pout. Using a generous amount, gently rub the scrub onto your lips in small circular motions. Let it sit on your lips for 1-2 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm washcloth. When done, apply your own homemade natural lip balm to maximize the results of your freshly scrubbed lips.
Natural Beauty Tips:
(i) This is an easy lip scrub recipe to modify! Do you want more, or less? Only you will need to maintain this ratio: 1 part oil, 1 part honey and 2 parts sugar.
(ii) You can use any oil of your choice or sugar you want. But try to avoid large grain sugar because it can possibly irritate the delicate facial skin, if you scrub too hard.
(iii) Use this scrub once or twice a week.
Are you using any homemade lip scrubs? What are your favorite ingredients that you like to add to your lip scrub?