Who would have thought, a simple concoction of three basic ingredients from your pantry is the ultimate beauty potion for smooth and soft lips!
We are all anxiously on the hunt of a good and all-natural scrub that exfoliate our lips from deep within and leave them soft and silky. However, scrubbing the lips using aggressive substances or harsh formulas only causes the cracks, flaking and bleeding to get worse, therefore, what you truly need is a powerful lip balm that moisturizes your lips from deep within.
We’re all well familiar with the routine of hastily smoothing out cracked up lips with a bold matte lipstick or petroleum jelly before stepping out on the streets, and this incredible recipe will put an end to this unfruitful ordeal with a simpler, effortless and cheap DIY remedy.
It is important to note that exfoliating too much can create more problems than solutions, and it is highly advisable to reduce your exfoliation to no more than once every week. So, instead of hoarding up expensive tubs of exfoliators and lip scrubs, just try this DIY homemade scrub with the simplest ingredients that you’ll find in your pantry. It includes brown sugar, a gentle and organic exfoliator, coconut oil to provide deep-skin hydration and locking in the moisture, and lastly, honey, which is a famous beauty elixir for its soothing and antibacterial properties.
All it takes is three basic ingredients and 2 minutes of mixing them all up, followed by a gentle massage on your lips. It is the ultimate DIY lip balm for days when you need to smoothen out your cracked lips in less than 30 minutes.
Let’s take a look at the recipe, shall we?
- Lip Balm
- ¼ teaspoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
It is important to prep up your skin as scrubbing away dry skin will naturally lead to more flaking and bleeding. Hence, be sure to hydrate and moisturize your lips with a good lip balm that will soften up the dryness and cracks.
If you are looking for a good lip balm, we recommend you to experiment with the versatile Aquaphor Healing Ointment, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Aquaphor Lip Repair, Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Rosebud Salve, or the highly recommended Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30.
The next step is to combine all three ingredients and mix them up thoroughly until you see a well-blended and even texture. Now, use a spatula to evenly spread out the mixture on your upper and bottom lip in a thick coating. Even though this is a scrub, we strongly recommend you not to do any scrubbing as you want to gently leave the contents of this mixture do the exfoliation naturally. If you will start scrubbing and rubbing the skin on your lips too harshly, you can cause more harm by creating micro tears and rips across the lips.
Be sure to let the mixture work it’s magic by leaving it on for at least 10-15 minutes, and then you can wipe it off with a wet towel. It is important to avoid any kind of scrubbing, and as soon as you remove the lip scrub be sure to cover up your lips with a nutrient-rich lip mask or hydrating lip balm to retain the moisture in your lips.
There you see, it is the simplest DIY recipe to keep your lips well hydrated and soft. Just be sure to keep in mind that DIY beauty remedies and mixtures do not contain unnatural preservatives that make sure products remain free from bacterial attacks and have a longer shelf life. So, be sure to refrigerate whatever leftovers remain of this DIY lip scrub, and discard the mixture within 2 days or 48 hours. Now, go ahead and make this incredible DIY lip scrub to rejuvenate your lips!