Feeling confident in your physical appearance is one of the most important things to succeed in life today. People in the majority of the jobs perform better when they are not insecure by their dressing or any of their facial features. Getting the perfect, smooth lips not only helps with better makeup application but gives a better impression. This is why everyone should know about DIY lip scrubs.
We have all been to stores just to stare at the fancy beauty and skincare products while wishing we would own those one day. However, most of us can hardly afford one of the high-end brands’ lip care products.
In addition, buying products related to lips is a tough job in general since lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face. Any product may cause an allergy or make the lips dry and worse than they were before.
As a result, many people resort to sticking to their cheap grocery store lip balms and hope some unseen forces will protect the lips. Even though everyone knows there are many factors which can harm the lip and lip balm in not sufficient most of the time.
There are many factors that can ruin the lips. This is also why scrubbing them is effective and recommended by most of the beauty bloggers and gurus.
How Do Lips Scrubs Work?
For taking care of the lips, you should always know what damages them in the first place. Lip scrubs can go a long way and safeguard your lips from many factors that damage them. Making DIY lip scrubs is even work as they have all natural ingredients.
Most of the ingredients used in the scrubs remove the extra dead skin hanging from your lips which is also responsible for ruining your smooth lip color application. The dead skin is a natural way of the body to protect the lips.
It can be a result of the seasonal change. In winters, the skin of the lips tends to be drier in comparison. This is why you feel more irritated in the colder seasons with your lips. Too much can also dry out your lips, leaving behind the dead skin.
Scrubs fix this issue. In fact, the homemade ones may even contain hydrating ingredients which solve the problem of stripping the lips of their natural moisture. They can be used in all seasons for gorgeous, smooth lips.
You need to scrub no more than 2-3 times in summer and 1-2 times in winter. When used in combination with good lip balms, these scrubs work wonders.
DIY Lip Scrubs
Recipe 1 -Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub
Scrubbing with brown sugar can take dead skin off while honey can moisturize the lips. This is an easy to make, all natural recipe.
- 1tbsp Brown Sugar
- A single drop of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Combine all ingredients together and store in a bottle. The scrub can last for up to a month. Apply enough amount to lips and scrub in a gentle manner for no longer than 2-3 minutes. Rinse off and apply lip balm for best results. Repeat procedure twice a week.
Recipe 2 – Chocolate Lip Scrub
This lip scrub not only smells and tastes great but works wonders for the lips too.
- 1tbsp vanilla extract
- 1tbsp cocoa powder
- Few drops of honey
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 3tbsp of granulated white sugar
Combine all ingredients and mix until fine chocolaty paste forms. Apply this paste on your lips and exfoliate for a minute. Leave a mixture on for five minutes as a mask. Rinse with lukewarm water. This method is great for winters and should be done no more than twice a week. Make sure to apply lip balm afterward.