How to DIY a Lip Scrub in 4 Easy Steps
Just like the skin on your face and body, your lips can also experience a buildup of dry, dead skin cells. This can result in flaky, chapped lips and make it difficult for your lip balm to do its job and your lipstick to go on smoothly.
Because the lip area is delicate, you don’t want to apply just any exfoliator onto them. We suggest using a gentle scrub formulated for the lips (try the NYX Professional Makeup #thiseverything Lip Scrub) or even easier, DIY your own.
Lip scrubs are surprisingly simple to make and require ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Here, we’re breaking down everything you need to create a gentle sugar scrub at home and how to use it for softer lips. Keep reading and say goodbye to dry flakes and hello to smooth hydration.
What You’ll Need:
1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
1 teaspoon honey
How to Make the Scrub
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, honey and raw sugar. Mix it and add extra sugar as needed. Fill a small container (try using a refillable travel size container from your local drugstore) with the mixture and seal.
How to Use the Scrub
One or two times a week (any more and you can risk over-exfoliating, which can cause dehydration and irritation), apply the scrub onto clean lips and massage it in upward circular motions. Wipe off with a clean, lukewarm washcloth.
To prevent lips from drying out, finish by applying a nourishing lip balm like the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn