This homemade lip scrub only requires three everyday ingredients. Learn how to prepare your very own natural lip scrub with everyday ingredients found at home.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Many cities are still feeling the bitter cold of winter, which means dealing with harsh elements that pose some beauty issues, chapped lips in particular. You can keep your pout soft and moisturized by creating a very simple and natural lip scrub at home.
All you need are three basic ingredients, all of which are probably staples in your pantry already. Sugar exfoliates, while honey and olive oil add moisture. In fact, you can make this recipe year round as a weekly pick-me-up for your lips. And as an added bonus, no need to step out into the snow to buy it from a store!
You will need sugar; I prefer brown sugar, but you could use granulated, mixed in with the honey and extra virgin olive oil. Blend all ingredients in a small container, measuring equal parts of each ingredient in your bowl. I like to make a two-use batch, so I combine about half a teaspoon of each ingredient. If you want more graininess, add in more sugar. Likewise, if you want a smoother batch, add more olive oil or honey.
Lip scrub ingredients
DirectionsApply the mixture to the lips, and really scrub off the dead skin and dry patches. Then you can either taste the scrub left on your lips or just wipe it away. Seal in the moisture with Vaseline or a lip balm. I swear by Smith's Rosebud Salve.
You can store any leftover scrub by covering with plastic wrap and keeping it in the fridge for a few days. You can add a multitude of ingredients to make the best scrub for you, including capsules of vitamins or essential oils for fragrance.
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