Nothing quite brings a makeup look together like the lips. Whether you’re into a more matte finish or the glossiest of glosses. If you prefer a bold and bright color or just want to rock a your-lips-but-better look, no matter what your preferences are, you need your lips to be in the best condition possible.
No one wants to face having to slather their lip product on, only to find it clinging to any dry flaky bits. Whether due to the weather or not enough hydration, your lips are bound to get chapped and flaky, especially at this time of year. Unfortunately, your most trusty lip balm can only do so much and an extra DIY lip scrub is needed.
A lip scrub takes lip care one step further by keeping your lips exfoliated and silky smooth. Think of it as your facial skin, you can apply all the creams and serums you want for heaps of hydration, but you need to do something to take care of all that extra dead skin. Lip scrubs can slough away all the flakiness on your lips and they’re super simple to make.
Instead of investing in a store-bought one, the natural ingredients found in a DIY lip scrub can do your lips a world of good, so we’ve put together our top 5 DIY Lip scrubs to leave your lips kissably smooth!
- 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 2 tbsp. White Granulated Sugar
- ½ tbsp. Luke Warm Water
Combining these ingredients will leave you with a simple scrub full of nutrients. The coconut leaves it smelling and tasting good, while also giving your lips additional moisture. The honey also works to hydrate and heal your lips and counteract the harshness of a scrub.
It’s important to use lukewarm water for these recipes, especially when coconut oil is involved. Water that is too cold or too hot can alter the coconut oil’s texture which can give you different results that may not work as well.
Chocolate for the Lips
- 3 tbsp. White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract<
- 1 small drizzle of Honey
This yummy scrub isn’t only super delicious but the cocoa powder mixed with the sugar deeply exfoliates your lips, removing any dry skin. Olive oil is an age-old ingredient for retaining moisture and it works miracles to hydrate your lips.
Adding vanilla or almond extract to this recipe is what makes this scrub extra yummy. Flavour may seem like a silly factor to consider, but your DIY lip scrub is going to end up in and around your mouth, so it doesn’t hurt to have something that tastes yummy!
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Kiwi Surprise DIY Lip Scrub
- 1 tbsp. White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Grape Seed Oil
- 1 tbsp. Squished Kiwi
This fun tropical lip scrub is a great way to switch things up for the summer. This simple scrub has a lovely little surprise of kiwi in it, which not only tastes sweet and delicious but it’s actually also a great natural exfoliant. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other exfoliating fruits such as strawberries too!
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- ½ Tbsp. Shea Butter
- 1 tsp. Oil – walnut oil will really work well with the rest of the ingredients
- 1 tsp. Cocoa Powder
The shea butter is what takes this scrub to the next level. Aside from the exfoliating properties of the brown sugar, the shea butter contains natural vitamins and fatty acids that make it extremely nourishing and moisturizing. This scrub is guaranteed to leave your lips more supple and smoother than ever.
Lip Balm Scrub
- 1 tube of whichever lip balm you’ve been loving lately – mash it all up in a bowl
- 2 tsp White Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp coconut oil- make sure it is melted at room temperature and not in its solid form.
If you love the moisturizing effect your trusty lip balm has, there’s no reason you shouldn’t maximize the benefits and give it another purpose. Mashing your lip balm up and adding some sugar to it can automatically transform it into a scrub. You’ll get the intense hydration and healing of your lip balm, while exfoliating any dead skin on your lips. The coconut oil in this recipe helps to elevate the effects of your lip balm.