Hello Beauties, welcome to my blog! Today’s post is going to be on this simple lip scrub that I put together, all with ingredients that can be found within your home! I myself suffer from extremely dry and chapped lips. It seems that regardless of what products I use to counteract the dryness, nothing will prevent it. If you’re anything like me, you know the constant struggle of trying to find the best products on the market to sooth your lips. I have learned that in order to sooth the dryness, it needs to be removed from the lips. The exfoliator that I have created has the perfect ratio of both granular ingredients to remove that tough skin, as well as soft oils to sooth the lips and help replenish the areas that have been removed. I love this exfoliator since it only involves a few ingredients, it is completely organic, and it truly gets the job done! I enjoy this exfoliant compared to others as it is all natural and organic- you could literally eat it. If you’re interested in learning how to create this DIY lip scrub, please keep reading.
*this creates enough for about 2 uses. You can save the remaining by putting it in a jar- as long as the cap is tight the product will not dry out.
- 1/2 TSP Organic Coconut oil
- 1 TSP Organic Brown Sugar or Coffee Grains (brown sugar is tougher, so use either depending on that intensity of your dryness)
- 1/4 TSP Organic Lemon Juice
- Taking your cold pressed coconut oil- you will want to warm this up slightly in a bowl or dish to get it to a semi liquid consistency. Depending on the power of your microwave or stove top- I like to heat mine for approx. 15 seconds.
- I then cut a lemon in half and squeeze about 1/4 of the juice into the coconut oil and mix well
- Taking the brown sugar or coffee grains, add this to the wet mixture at mix until it has formed a chunky consistency. *there should be no dry areas of brown sugar- it should all be a dark, golden brown colour
- Once the mixture is done, you may store this in a jar (or a bowl if it is a one time use). If you find that your mixture is too liquidy- add more brown sugar to the mixture and vice versa with the oil.
- anti-aging properties which aids towards wrinkles in the lips
- protein which keeps the skin healthy looking and rejuvenated
- organic and antibacterial (you could injest the oil without feeling ill which is ideal when using a lip scrub)
- won’t clog pores which will avoid any cause of blackheads or acne around the mouth
- won’t dry out the lips as it is a natural humectant, therefore it will absorb moisture and deposit it into the skin
- contains glycolic acid which fights bacteria
- won’t irritate sensitive skin as it does not contain chemical preservatives that may irritate your skin
- caffeine helps tighten the skin and even complexion which will create an even tone
- contains antioxidants which fight premature aging of the skin
- although it is being used as an exfoliant, the caffeine aids towards calming inflamed skin, ultimately soothing the lips while exfoliating
- clears and brightens which will improve the quality of the skin on the lips
- contains vitamin C, citric acid and antioxidants which will neutralize and boost the production of collagen
- helps to remove dead skin
Now that the scrub is complete, you are ready to transform your lips! I do recommend moistening your lips prior to applying the scrub as the skin will become soft and boggy which will remove much easier. You can do so by applying Vaseline to the lips and letting it absorb for 15 minutes, or even taking a face towel, soaking it in hot water and letting that sit on your lips for about 5-7 minutes. Taking the scrub, softly massage it into the lips using circular motions. Exfoliating the lips in various motions and directions will ensure that the skin is removed from all areas as it may be rooted in various directions.
Once you have exfoliated for 5-10 minutes, take a face towel with warm water and further exfoliate while removing the scrub. Once the scrub is removed and your lips are feeling soft and plump, we need to further hydrate our lips as we have just removed the first layer of skin. Adding moisture back to the lips will ensure skin regrowth as well as softer and healthier looking lips. In order to moisturize the lips you can use a variety of different products such as: Vaseline, lip balm, oils (coconut, argon, maracuja, jojoba… etc). Anything that will add moisture to your lips is fair game!
I like to do this about 1-2 times a week, depending on the state of my lips and also depending on the season. In the winter I tend to do this about twice a week- whereas in the spring and summer I do this once a week- if that.
Talk to you soon! Xx