Lip scrubs seem to be taking over our world. They are literally all over the place. Case in point: Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, Sara Happ The Lip Scrub, Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub and Bliss Fabulips Pout Polisher. To name just a few.
However, these little pots have to be one of the most important AND most overrated beauty products of time. Important because you really need to slough off all that dry, dead and patchy skin off your lips to keep them soft, smooth and pretty. Not to say anything about how terrible lipstick can look on chapped, flaky pouts.
But lip scrubs, as we know them, are also terribly overrated because paying something like $25 for a teeny tiny bottle of what’s essentially sugar crystals and an oil base is beyond my powers of understanding.
The happy solution? This make-you-own lip scrub recipe that takes about 2 minutes, costs less than $1 and does the job just as effectively as any store-bought version. Plus it smells and tastes heavenly. Try it out?
DIY lip scrub: Ingredients1 tablespoon fine brown sugar 1 tablespoon jojoba oil or olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 3 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)
DIY lip scrub: How-to
1. Combine the ingredients in a small glass jar and give them a really good stir.
2. To use, lightly massage into the lips with circular motions, then rinse off. This works best when you actually scoop up the sugar and rub that part.
3. Finish off by using your favorite lip moisturizer.
4. This recipe makes enough product for 3 months of frequent use.
PS: Always follow up the scrubbing with some lip balm if you don’t want to be left with dehydrated lips.
What about you? Do you use a lip scrub? Will you be trying this one? Or do you have a secret recipe of your own? Do share.