|Your lips won’t suffer or be rough againe once you try my DIY lip scrub recipe.|
At this time of year, you’re probably slathering on plenty of lip balm to relieve dry, winter lips. Besides the uncomfortable feel, dry lips also leave them with a rougher than you hardly want. Therefore, exfoliation is a must to smooth that flaky skin and condition with some healing lubrication like this easy homemade lip scrub that takes only minutes to help end that problem.
All you need are few basics from your kitchen that you won’t have to run out to buy. Sugar is what I use to exfoliate due to the texture of its crystals.
Honey is the healing humectant to treat any of the fine cracks that can happen when the lips are chapped and helping lock in natural moisture.
To make it tastier, I found measuring out just a little vanilla extract even better to improve upon the flavor. If you’re not a fan of vanilla, you can substitute another extract with your favorite flavor.
Finally, I add some pure extra virgin olive oil as the lubricant to condition and protect with all its beneficial vitamin A and E antioxidants. Another reason I depend on the purest form of olive oil for this DIY recipe is because the extra virgin variety has antibacterial properties to disinfect due to the mix of its polyphenols (oleuropein, tyrosol, and hydroxytyrosol).
My DIY Lip Scrub
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ teaspoons of honey
½ teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
Mix all the above ingredients together in your bowl or container.
Apply to your freshly washed lips and massage gently in a small, circular fashion as you work. Keep working the scrub in for about a minute or two
Wipe off with a paper towel, tissue or a wash cloth.
Your lips will thank you for it and feel soothed along with a new, velvet-like smoothness and the ideal surface for your lipsticks and glosses.