A regular lip scrub is an absolute must-do for soft, smooth lips. Especially now, when the weather’s getting colder and our skin is exposed to dry air and biting winds. With these harsh conditions, our lips can easily get chapped and flaky, so we need to make sure they get all the extra care.
Why do you need to scrub your lips?
By scrubbing your lips, you’ll get rid of the flakes and old dead skin cells and improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Most people try to combat chapped lips with endless layers of lip balm, but in reality this isn’t effective and should be done the other way around. Exfoliating your lips properly will allow the moisture from lip balms to actually get in there and penetrate the skin instead of sitting on top of a flaked mess. So to get the most hydration out of your lip balm, make sure you exfoliate first.
All in all, lip scrubs are key when dealing with cracked lips, making them extra soft, smooth and kissable. They also make lipsticks go on better – once you have a smooth canvas it’s easier to get that even pigmentation.
This DIY lip scrub is perfect for this season. It has a plumping effect and smells soo good, it’s basically fall in a jar. Let’s get into it!
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon raw unfiltered honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
Mix the ingredients together until you get a thick paste. It should look grainy – if it turns out liquidy, add more sugar. Pour in an airtight container (I used this cute jar), and keep it refrigerated for further use.
How to use:
Rub onto your lips in gentle, circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply a balm right after to lock in moisture.
Why are these ingredients good for your lips?
Honey is full of antioxidants and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It’s extremely moisturizing and soothing and works amazing for dry skin.
Olive oil has anti-aging properties and contains vitamins A and E that help repair tissue damage, hydrate and protect the skin.
Brown sugar has smaller particles than white sugar and it’s perfect for sensitive skin. It’s great for gentle, safe exfoliation and scrubbing around areas where the skin is most fragile, but it’s also strong enough to remove dead skin cells.
Cinnamon powder has a plumping effect because it mildly irritates the skin on the lips. Scrubbing on some cinnamon powder will promote blood flow to your lips and give a stinging sensation. This will swell up your lips and make them look plumper, luscious and fuller for a few hours.
Looking for more tips on soft lips? Check out my winter lip care post here!
What’s your favorite lip scrub? Would you give this one a try? Let me know in the comments below!
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