We’re all about that scrub here. When dry and cracked lips occur, there’s nothing I like more than mixing up a batch of delicious-smelling DIY lip scrub. Instead of spending $10-$30 on a lip scrub at the store, why not make your own? It’s a fun project, especially if you happen to be snowed in, and you can make as much as you need.
A lip scrub is perfect for exfoliating your lips and removing dead skin. If you’ve ever had dry or cracked lips, you know how painful it can be. Cracked lips can even get infected and that leads to even more pain. Dry lips also make you feel uncomfortable in social situations and no one wants that.
Scrubbing your lips with a gentle exfoliant is a way to prevent the pain and soreness you feel with dry lips. A lip scrub can also add a bit of plumpness to your lips and make them feel great. When you apply your DIY lip scrub use a toothbrush to help increase fullness. If your lips are extremely sensitive, try using your finger for a light yet firm scrub with less pressure.
Gather your ingredients:
• 1 teaspoon of olive oil
• 1 tablespoon of white or brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon of raw honey
Using any small bowl of your choice mix your oil, honey and white or brown sugar together. Stir until blended.
Once you have achieved a paste, apply a small amount on your finger or toothbrush.
Scrub your lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Don’t apply too much pressure or you’ll irritate your lips.
Rinse gently with warm water to remove any of the sugar crystals.
After you’ve exfoliated, apply a moisturizing lip balm.
Store your lip scrub in an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge and it should last about 1 month. When you run out, just make up a new batch!
You don’t have to use this exact formula for a DIY lip scrub, however, as there are plenty of other great scents you can incorporate.
Consider mixing in other ingredients for a delicious and custom scrub.Adding in your own favorite ingredients such as chocolate or raspberry is a great way to make a custom lip scrub that you can give as a gift as well. Some people prefer to use coconut oil for a softer scrub while others go for their essential oils. The internet is full of exciting and sweet DIY lip scrub recipes, but we decided to offer a basic one that you can build upon with ease.
NIVEA and other skincare companies recommend that you do a lip scrub only once a week to avoid irritating your skin. If you see signs of irritation, stop doing the scrub, and be sure you keep your lips moisturized.