Spring is almost over. You can already tell summer is around the corner. As the temperature continues to get hotter, so does our importance in taking care of our skin. Exfoliation is a major player in your skin routine. If you aren’t exfoliating, you should! It removes all the dirt and dead skin cells your body accumulates during the day and it gives your body a clean slate to allow moisture in so you can begin to have healthy, smooth, beautiful skin. This applies to our lips as well! Lip scrubs are a fun way to give our lips a little TLC when our lips are feeling dry and chapped. And we want our lips to be as smooth as the rest of our skin, right? Creating your own lip scrub is super easy. All it takes is just a few household ingredients. Best of all, you can make these on a very tiny budget. Below are a few delicious lip scrubs you can try:
Coconut Oil Lip Scrub
Those of us who use coconut oil on our hair are very familiar with the benefits of this essential oil. It contains vitamin F which promotes healthy skin cell regeneration and moisture. So this is perfect for our lips. For this lip scrub, you will need 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Make sure you don’t mix the sugar too much. You don’t want it to dissolve. Then, pour the ingredients into a small container. Now, you’re prepped for your new moisturizing scrub!
Lemon Lip Scrub
Lemon lip scrubs are ideal for spring because it has a refreshing, clean scent. Lemons contain acids that can help with anti-aging and shine. For this scrub, you want to mix 1 -2 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of lemon oil, honey, and coconut oil. So done with coconut oil? Feel free to swap it with olive oil or jojoba oil. Mix your ingredients together. Make sure the oil and sugars blend with the honey. Seal it in a lip scrub container and voila! You have a yummy, vibrant lip scrub with the fresh sweet scent of lemons.
Strawberry Lip Scrub
Berries have a very sweet scent that reminds you of spring. Like lemons, strawberries contain acids. Strawberries have Vitamin C that will help smooth out your lip texture and protect them from the sun. So this scrub will help keep our lips looking luscious and plumped. Which is what we want! For this lip scrub, you’ll need 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cane sugar, 1 strawberry, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Blend all the ingredients together, leaving the strawberry for last. Once you have a good consistency, take your strawberry and smash it with your spoon. Then, add your strawberry and mix. When you’re done, put it into a little container and you’re ready to use your delicious lip scrub.
- Massage your lips with your new scrub in a gentle circular motion. Use a soft toothbrush to help exfoliation, if necessary. Massage your lips for 1-3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
- When you’re done exfoliating, use a lip balm or olive oil on your lips for extra moisture.
- Use a lip scrub once or twice a week max! You don’t want to overdo it because it can lead to more chapped lips. We don’t want that!