DIY Lip Scrub
I know I’m a little late in the winter season to be bringing you my favorite DIY lip scrub to heal those dry, chapped lips from the cold weather. But it doesn’t matter what month it is, I use this once a week throughout the entire year. I’ve tried a few that you buy from the store and a couple of those have worked fine. I just thought it was something so simple that I could make it on my own at home. I’ve tried a ton of different DIY lip scrubs, some very extravagant ones with a bunch of ingredients and some that called for just a few things. Fortunately, the one that I found works the absolute best only has two very common household ingredients...White sugar and olive oil!
I just take a pinch of white sugar and put it in this little sauce dish. And with a very steady hand, I add in just the right amount of olive oil to make a nice paste. That’s it! However, there are a few things that you need to make note of. A lot of DIY lip scrubs call for brown sugar, but I like using white sugar instead because the granules are smaller and have a more rough texture which allows for a more intense exfoliation. It doesn’t matter what type of olive oil you use. Honestly, I just buy the cheapest one I can find at the store and use it for various other beauty purposes. I also make this mixture every time I use it and don’t recommend making a larger amount of it and saving it for a later time because it will lose moisture (which is essential during exfoliation, especially when curing chapped lips).
As mentioned, I use this once a week or sometimes more depending on how dry my lips are. Make sure you do it over a sink so you aren’t spilling sugar everywhere. And I just buff it in circular motions with my fingertips for a minute or two. Not until my lips are raw and numb, just until I feel like everything is scrubbed away. Once I’m done, I just rinse it off with water and gently pat dry with a towel. And if some of the scrub happens to sneak in your mouth during the process, you’ll just have a nice pop of sweetness for your day! ;)
After exfoliating and before lip balm:
Once you’re done, it’s veryyy important to moisturize otherwise you basically just did all that work for nothing. I’ve used Vaseline in the past but realized after a while that was just creating a layer to protect my lips rather than moisturizing them. As an alternative to something that’s close to Vaseline, I really like Aquaphor. Either the Lip Therapy or the original version will work just fine. It’s much like Vaseline in its texture, but actually absorbs into the lips. Today I’m using one of my all-time favorites, the Smith’s Rosebud Salve. You can find this for around $6 at Sephora, Ulta, and Amazon. I’ve mentioned this before also in a different lip balm review. It gives the slightest light pink/rosey tint and feels very nourishing.
This lip scrub has saved me countless times and never lets me down. I love that it only has two ingredients that I always have in the house, so I never have to worry about not being able to make it. Definitely try this out whenever you feel like your lips need a little more life. And did I even mention that it helps with blood circulation, making your lips fuller?! Temporarily, of course. Not that I really need help in that department, but I know those results will make some of you very happy! I hope you found this helpful and if you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think! Now enjoy this Friday Funny and have yourself a fabulous weekend! :)