Chapped lips are extremely common during the winter months, using a lip scrub once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells and prevent this from happening. However, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on a lip scrub as they are simple to make at home using just a few household items.
To get soft,smooth lips you will need the following items:
1 tsp. natural honey
1 tsp. olive oil, sweet almond oil or sunflower oil
2 tsp. granulated white sugar
1 to 2 drops essential oil (optional)
Moisturiser or lip balm
First get a small, sterile cup and place in 1 tablespoon of natural honey. Warm the honey for around 4 minutes. Honey’s hydrating properties will give you soft lips.
Stir in 1 tablespoon of oil such as olive oil or sunflower oil, which will create a protective barrier on the lips.
Add in two table spoons of granulated white sugar, this creates a gentle exfoliant which will remove dead skin cells.
Stir in a drop of lemon juice.
At this point you could flavour your lip scrub with mango or lemon flavoured oil.
With clean hands, use your fingertips to apply the scrub to your lips, use gentle circular motions. When you are finished, wipe the scrub off your lips with a damp cotton pad.
Finally, apply your favourite balm or moisturiser.
Using this recipe on a regular basis will stop dry, peeling lips for good!