Thursday, September 13, 2012

DIY Lip Scrub

I think each one of us has had someone tell them at least once that lipbalms, chapsticks and other lip moisturizers of the sort can cause addiction. It's true, if you constantly use them on your lips, you disrupt the natural cycle of your skin and then it ends up "asking" for them.

The natural circle consists in your skin being renewed and the dead skin cells being ditched and replaced by new ones. 
If you allow that to happen and stay hydrated, you will never feel your lips dry again

BUT we all know that today everyone uses something on their lips on a daily basis. This something forms a layer on them and prevents the dead skin cells from leaving the premisses. That in turn, makes your lips feel dry and as a normal reaction you moisturize some more. Talk about a shiny, lovely smelling vicious circle!

Here's what you CAN do:
If you are going to use balms anyway, then at least help the skin cycle a bit. You can do that by scrubbing.
The same way you use body scrubs, you can use lip scrubs.
The main difference is: lips are much more sensitive so don't go rubbing salt on them as that is very coarse and rugged and you will be cursing the day you've done so!

And why wait until you purchase a lip scrub if you already have all the ingredients at home and can make one yourself?

This is why, I will give you an easy breezy solution to stopping the dry sensation and making your lips love you even more.

DIY sugar lip scrub tutorial with honey for dry lips

What You Need:

1 Tablespoon of Sugar + 1 Tablespoon of Honey

Step 1.

Put you sugar in a little bowl where you will be able to mix it without it falling out. I used Muscovado Sugar because it's quite fine but you can pick any sugar you like. Because it melts quite easily, you don't need to worry about damaging your lips. Sugar is the ideal candidate for a lip scrub.

Step 2.

Get a tablespoon  of honey. You can add more if you like it more liquid, it's all up to you.

Step 3.

Mix sugar and honey together. Ideally with a toothpick or a chopstick, something thin in any case. Because it isn't a large quantity, it's unpractical to try and mix it with a spoon.

Step 4.

Rub it on your lips with circling movements. You should feel the sugar scrubbing your skin and once you've done that you can either eat your scrub ( it is just sugary sweets after all) or rise it off with lukewarm water.

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  1. I love lip scrubs, but I end up eating more than I apply to my lips! Haha

    Lola ..x

    1. yeah,that's why i said,eat away at the end haha I never wash it off either, it goes the natural recycling road haha

  2. This is a good little tip!

  3. Great tip for if you don't already have one on hand, or just prefer to make them yourself! I'm definitely too lazy to do this everyday hehe, but I'm definitely going to try it next time I have a pamper day!

    1. I love making them,especially because I don't use on that often and it's useless to buy a whole pot you're not really gonna empty. this is the perfect alternative

  4. How long will the lip scrub stay good?? Or do I have to make it every time I wanna use it?

    1. you should do it in small batches as is has no preservatives and it might go bad easy, but if you wanna make it stay good longer, add a bit of oil ( that's a natural preservative) and keep it in the fridge.

  5. Does it have to be brown sugar?

  6. Does it have to be brown sugar?

    1. No,you can use any sugar, brown is a bit more moist,so it helps with that. But sugar in general is good,as it melts so it's not rough on the lips :)

  7. brilliant! thank you!!!!! will be trying this as I am one of those ppl who use lip blams on an almost addictive basis!!! hahaha! :) LOL XO

    1. oh me too....but this one really helps! I've tried the Lush lip scrubs but they didn't last that long and I got the feeling of "neeeeed baaaaalm!" fast after



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