DIY Lip Scrub: Soothe and Hydrate with Natural Exfoliation!

The low temperatures, cold air, and strong winter winds, as well as the sun and dry air of summer, are especially damaging to our lips. With this DIY lip scrub, you’ll leave your lips smooth and soft.

Contrary to popular belief, lip balm is not the only way to prevent damaged lips. Exfoliation is a fundamental step against cracked, dry, and flaky lips because it helps remove dead skin cells.

Below you’ll find a recipe to make a homemade and natural lip scrub perfect for your lips.

Benefits of DIY Lip Scrub Ingredients

In combination, these ingredients work synergistically to create a nourishing and revitalizing lip scrub that gently exfoliates, hydrates, and soothes the lips, leaving them soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.

Honey

Renowned for its natural healing properties, honey acts as a potent antiseptic, effectively combating bacteria while soothing the skin.

Its humectant qualities help to lock in moisture, making it particularly beneficial for dry or chapped lips.

Additionally, honey’s gentle exfoliating action aids in removing dead skin cells, promoting smoother and healthier-looking lips.

White Sugar

White sugar serves as a gentle yet effective exfoliant in this homemade lip scrub.

Its granular texture helps to slough off dead skin cells, revealing softer, smoother lips underneath.

Unlike harsher exfoliants, such as salt, sugar granules are less abrasive, making them suitable for delicate lip skin.

Moreover, sugar’s natural humectant properties draw moisture to the lips, further enhancing hydration and preventing dryness.

Olive Oil

A versatile ingredient in skincare, olive oil provides essential moisture and hydration to the lips.

Rich in antioxidants, including vitamins E and K, olive oil helps protect the lips from environmental damage and oxidative stress.

Its emollient properties create a protective barrier on the lips, sealing in moisture and preventing moisture loss.

Furthermore, olive oil’s anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed lips, promoting overall lip health and comfort.

In combination, these ingredients work synergistically to create a nourishing and revitalizing lip scrub that gently exfoliates, hydrates, and soothes the lips, leaving them soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a versatile ingredient known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties.

Rich in fatty acids, coconut oil helps to hydrate and replenish the skin, leaving the lips feeling soft and supple.

Its emollient nature forms a protective barrier on the lips, sealing in moisture and preventing moisture loss.

Additionally, coconut oil contains antimicrobial properties that can help keep the lips healthy and free from bacteria.

 

DIY Lip Scrub Recipe

Dry, chapped lips are not only unattractive, but also painful. This recipe will take you a few minutes to combine all the ingredients and apply it gently for soft lips.

You will need

  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small airtight glass jar

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp pure organic coconut oil (optional)
  • natural pink food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  • Mix the honey and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Add the olive oil and combine well until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  • If your lips are very dry, feel free to add a teaspoon of coconut oil to increase moisture.
  • If you want to be a little more creative, add two or three drops of food coloring.
  • Put your homemade scrub in the glass jar.

How to Use your New DIY Lip Scrub

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Before going to bed, take a generous amount of the scrub and gently spread it on your lips in circular motions. Don’t rub too hard, do it gently.

Leave on for one or two minutes, and then rinse gently with warm water or remove the residue with a damp washcloth.

Then apply your homemade lip balm or moisturizing lip treatment to maximize the results on your freshly exfoliated lips.

Use this scrub once a week. If necessary, you can apply it up to two times a week.

How to Store DIY Lip Scrub

Be sure to label the jar and add the date, so you can keep track of how old it is.

It is better to make small quantities and store the mixture in the refrigerator so that it will last longer.

Before each use, let the scrub adapt to room temperature to soften it, and then apply it to your lips.

Final Words

Exfoliating your lips with a natural, homemade exfoliation will slough off the top layer of skin that is often left dry, leaving a smooth lip behind.

This scrub allows better penetration of moisturizing products, such as lip balm. It also makes your lipsticks or lipsticks stay firmer and last longer.

Feel free to experiment with different amounts of each of the ingredients (amounts given are approximate).

This lip scrub recipe is completely customizable, and you can use your favorite ingredients and omit the ones you don’t have on hand.

Exfoliating in summer is a must for your lips, and starting a lip care routine will keep them healthy and soft, especially for the arrival of colder months. And best of all, it’s easy, quick, and “sweet” to do.

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