I don’t know about you, but I suffer terribly with dry lips. Some of you may know this, but many years ago I got my face and lips badly sunburnt and ever since then I’ve had to battle non-stop to keep my lips from becoming dry, cracked and sore.
Most of the time I manage to keep them hydrated with some of my trusty go-to balms and lip protectors, but as soon as a touch of the cold winter air arrives, it becomes an up hill struggle and that’s where this blog post comes in…
I’m sure most of you by now are familiar with the Simply Lippy lipstick challenge I set myself this year; to wear a different lipstick on each of the 365 days of 2017. But apart from needing 365 lip products to do this, I also need to make sure my lips are hydrated and moisturised, otherwise I’m going to go nowhere, fast!
In order for me to keep my lips soft, smooth, and up to the challenge, I’ve been exfoliating them regularly with a natural, homemade lip scrub recipe I came across a while ago and thankfully, it is working a treat. It’s so easy to make and is the ultimate quick fix to combatting the cold winter days.
Here’s what you need:
1-2 tablespoons of brown and white sugar
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of coconut or olive oil
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
To make the scrub, all you need to do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they become like a paste. Then simply put a bit on your fingers, apply to the lips and lightly scrub.
You could use a toothbrush or exfoliating gloves to scrub either, but using your fingers works just as well and is a lot quicker too!
After lightly scrubbing, leave the paste to sit on your lips for a minute or two and let your lips soak up the nutrients from the scrub.
Once the paste has rested for a few minutes and you’re ready to remove, all you then need to do is take a damp facecloth and gently wipe away to leave your lips feeling smooth, soft, and just like new.
Lastly to finish off the regime, apply a layer of good lip balm over your lips (I like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream or Paw Paw Ointment) and there you go!
I’m aware this may not be for everyone, but it definitely has helped me a lot and is such an easy, inexpensive way to exfoliate your lips. I still get dry patches and soreness from time to time, and I’m sure I always will, but this quick fix means it happens a lot less than it used to and that makes me very happy!
Have you any natural beauty remedies that you love using? This is the only one I’ve ever made but I’m definitely intrigued by the idea of using more.
Let me know your thoughts!