How to make homemade lip scrub

Written by sarah metzker erdemir
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A gentle exfoliating scrub can be the most effective treatment for dry, peeling lips. The exfoliant helps to remove layers of dead skin, and other moisturising ingredients keep your lips supple and smooth. Lip scrubs can be quite expensive, but you don't have to spend a fortune to have kissable lips. A natural lip scrub is easy to make at home using natural, sweet ingredients, and each treatment will only cost a few cents.

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Things you need

  • Coarse, raw sugar
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • White sugar
  • Shea butter

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    Make a fast lip scrub using coarse, raw sugar and water. Put a teaspoon of sugar into the palm of your hand. With your finger, mix a few drops of water into the sugar to make a paste, and then spread it on your lips with your fingertip. Lick it away or rinse your lips with warm water, then apply a layer of olive oil and let it soak in.

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    Try a honey lip scrub by mixing a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of olive oil in your hand. Smear it gently into your lips and let it sit for a few minutes. Rub your lips together to remove extra dead skin, and then rinse it away with warm water. Apply more olive oil to your lips while they're still wet, and blot dry with a clean, soft cloth.

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    Use a sugar and salt lip scrub recipe 2 or 3 times a week for very dry lips. Mix a teaspoon of sea salt, a teaspoon of white sugar and a teaspoon of shea butter in your palm. Put the mixture on your lips and let it stay for a few minutes, then rub your lips together to exfoliate. Rinse your lips with warm water and apply more shea butter to moisturise and protect your lips.

Tips and warnings

  • Prevent dry peeling lips by keeping your lips moisturised all day with a moisturising balm, especially in very sunny, cold or windy weather.

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