No one wants to walk around with dry lips. It makes you a little self-conscious (plus, it makes your lipstick flaky too). The best way to have soft lips is to exfoliate using a lip scrub. I’ll let you in on a secret — I’m not one to spend a lot of money on beauty products because most times you can use items that you already have in your kitchen. Food does the body good. So if it’s good enough for you to eat, it will benefit you skin and hair topically, as well.
I made this scrub using three simple items: coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. It’s so simple and works just as great as products like these from Nordstrom:
What you’ll need:
1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
What to do:
Combine the coconut oil with the honey. The oil moisturizes and nourishes the skin while honey contains cleansing and healing properties and is a natural binder.
Add the brown sugar and fold it into the oil/honey mixture. Brown sugar not only tastes great, but is also the perfect natural exfoliant. It’s not too harsh and leaves skin soft to the touch.
Transfer the scrub from the bowl into a small jar or container.
How to use:
Massage a generous amount onto lips using a firm, circular motion. Wipe away with a tissue or warm wash cloth.
Now you’ve eliminated dry, flaky lips and have a smooth base for your favorite lipstick or gloss. Here’s to having kissable, smooth lips in time for Valentine’s Day!