I swear winter brings out the worst in me. Varying levels of seasonal depression, laziness, aching joints–yes It can happen to young folks too– and dry lips. Now, normally I only get dry cracked lips when I am sick or whenever I have been flying a lot. On average that’s maybe once a month. However, when Jack Frost blows into town it becomes a weekly occurrence. It doesn’t matter how much coconut oil or B.B. (my homemade body butter) I use, my lips look like I’ve been rubbing fish scales all over my lips. To combat my chapped non-kissables, I use an easy to make lip scrub. Sure there are plenty of lip scrubs and ointments out there. I’m sure they work fantastically BUT since dry lips isn’t a constant recurrence for me I don’t see the point in buying a product that I know will sit and collect dust. Instead, I make my lip scrub in single-use batches. This D.I.Y. scrub will help exfoliate your lips without drying them out further. You will definitely notice a difference when applying your favorite lip chap or lip balm after giving it a try. If you’re like me and prefer something that is 1) easy to make 2) will work wonders and 3) moisturizes and exfoliates keep scrolling.
–raw sugar is best HOWEVER I used white sugar b/c I ran out and didn’t feel like going to the store
Step 1: Add a little over a tsp of olive oil to your tablespoon.
Step 2: Slowly add sugar to the same tablespoon until it just barely absorbs the olive oil.
Step 3: Add about 2-3 drops of honey
Step 4: Use your fingers to gently mix everything together until a slightly runny paste forms.
Adjust your measurements as needed according to your preference.
Step 5: Apply the paste to your lips and gently rub to exfoliate. Allow the paste to sit on lips for about 5-10 minutes.
Steps 6: Using a warm towel to wipe your lips clean (DO NOT LICK THEM CLEAN lol THAT’s JUST NASTY)
Step 7: Apply your favorite lip balm/chap, coconut oil, or whichever other moisturizer you use on your lips.
Results are immediate. I use this scrub maybe 2-3 times a month during the winter and as needed whenever the weather is warmer.
Tell me what you think once you try this lip scrub! You can share photos on my Facebook Page!