Days are still cold and nights are even colder. Part of your beauty regime is keeping your skin protected from these harsh weather conditions. Besides using moisturizers to keep your skin from drying up, it is important to exfoliate to remove dead skin off of your face to make room for new healthy, moisturized skin to surface. One area a lot of people seem to ignore when exfoliating are their lips! They need just as much TLC as the rest of that pretty face. Not only will exfoliating your lips keep them from drying, it will also keep them plump and pouty and give you a clean surface for lipsticks to last longer on.
I started using this scrub in November 2012 and it has made such a difference for my lips! They are noticeably smoother and after using the scrub look a little more pouty for when I apply my lipstick. Here is what you will need:
- Brown Sugar
- Raw Honey
- Essential oil- I only had olive oil but any oil would work, I recommend grapeseed oil
In a small jar, mix 1 part brown sugar to 1 part raw honey. [So if you use 1/4 cup of sugar then use 1/4 cup of raw hone; it all depends on how much you want to make]. Next add 1/2-1 tbs of oil. This part you can really play around with. You can make it more oily which will give you lips more moisture, or less oily if you'd like. Mix all three in the jar until blended and you are done.
How to Use:
The easiest time to remember to do this is when you are at the sink. So after brushing my teeth, for example, I quickly brush my lips with my toothbrush to prep them for the scrub[optional]. Next take less than a quarter size of scrub and apply it to lips. With your finger, make circular motions and rub lips together. Do this for about 3 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
I did this morning and night for about 1 week because my lips were severely chapped. After a week I did it every night and switched it to every other night. I didn't want to over-exfoliate my lips because they are just as delicate as the rest of the face.
These made really cute gifts for my family members this past Christmas, and would make an awesome gift for birthdays. You can find jars and ribbon at the Dollar Tree and get creative!