Summer is over and something tells me cold weather is going to be here really soon. So far, we’ve enjoying the last warm days. And I’m still not ready to hide all my summer outfits in the closet.
Nevertheless, I love seasons. Especially now, when nights are chilly, but days are nice and warm when all you need is a light jacket. I hope this weather will stay for a bit.
But as a temperature gradually drops, my skin started to react to this change too. Although, I use hand cream and lip balm every day, the skin still gets dry a little faster than during summer. Add constant dish washing by hands or cleaning the house and by the evening my skin starts to resemble a dry dish cloth. The same happens with lips. With the arrival of chilly days, constant wind and dry air affect the softness of the lips. And when the temperature drops below freezing, my lips are getting chapped so fast with annoying peeling layers of dead skin.
Usually, when I’m in the beauty stores, I love checking out and testing different skin products. Recently I was at Whole Foods and what got my attention is that a lot of lip scrubs are so natural, that you could literally eat them. How cool is this? Nevertheless, I thought to myself, if they are so natural, there shouldn’t be any problems with me making that homemade lip scrub using the ingredients I already have at home. Given that, there are so many available recipes for DIY beauty products and they don’t usually require complicated ingredients, I decided it’s time.
We still have a couple of months till winter hits, but I want to be prepared with the best homemade beauty treatments that don’t cost me a thing. Are you with me here? I’m going to give you a very simple yet effective recipe for homemade lip scrub that you can just make ahead and put it in a fridge. And then use whenever you want.
There are a couple of rules, though that apply not only to homemade beauty products, but to store-bought as well:
- Use this homemade lip exfoliator not more than 1-2 times a week;
- If you have any wounds on your lips, don’t use scrub until they are completely healed;
So, for making your own homemade lip scrub, you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 2 drops of essential oil (I took mandarin, but lemon, orange, peppermint oil will work too)
Mix everything together and you have an easy peasy homemade lip exfoliator. Baking soda gently exfoliates the dead cells, olive oil makes lips softer and smoother and essential oil helps to tone your lips. If you use a citrus essential oil, the scrub get get a little foamy because of the baking soda. But if you mix it well, the foaminess will disappear.
After you applied the scrub to clean and damp, gently massage it in a circular motion. Rinse the scrub off with warm water or wipe away with a moistened cotton ball. Finish the procedure by applying a lip balm or shea butter.
There you have it, easy homemade lip scrub that will be your #1 remedy against chapped lips during cold months.
Did you try homemade lip scrub recipes before? What ingredients did you use?