Harsh, cold winters do a number on my skin.
My skin is prone to dryness already. But add in the frosty air and dehydrating indoor heat and my body is crying out for some relief!
I need to add as much moisture as I can get. But sometimes, your skin can’t absorb what it needs from your moisturizers and lotions because of dry, flaky skin. And you need moisture to combat the dryness.
It’s like the chicken and the egg problem of skincare.
The same goes for the skin on your lips.
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Lips need to be exfoliated a bit too!
Mixing up a quick DIY scrub is the perfect way to combat those rough winter lips and make them perfectly soft again.
To make this DIY lip scrub, gather:
1 tablespoon Shea Butter (here is my favorite brand)
1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
1 teaspoon honey
Brown sugar is an amazing exfoliant as it has softer granules than white sugar so it’s more gentle as a scrub on sensitive skin and lips.
I would recommend picking up some raw honey for this scrub. Raw honey maintains it’s anti-bacterial properties and is a natural moisturizer.
Shea butter is one of my favorite skin superfoods and has so many benefits for your body. The sweetness of the sugar and honey cuts the smokiness of the Shea, too.
Mash the shea with the back of a spoon to soften a bit.
Add the brown sugar and honey, and stir to combine.
Even though the shea and honey are thick, it will come together really quickly.
nto a small container that can be sealed with a lid.
You could put a pretty label if needed.
Using this brown sugar and shea butter lip scrub couldn’t be easier.
With clean fingers, rub a pea-sized amount gently on lips. The shea will melt a bit with your body heat and easy to spread.
You could even apply with an old toothbrush if you’d rather.
Leave the lip scrub on for a minute or two, and gently wipe with a damp washcloth.
Repeat once or twice a week for the best results.
You’ll be left with soft, smooth lips.
Feel free to customize this lip scrub. Maybe add some extra sugar and honey to make it a little looser. Or switch up the Shea butter for something else entirely. I also love sweet almond oil, and it’s great for all skin types. I’ve even had nice results with regular, old extra virgin olive oil!
Of course, don’t use any ingredient that you may have an allergy to. I’ve heard that those with nut allergies shouldn’t use shea butter at all!
How ever you mix it, this all-natural brown sugar and shea butter lip scrub comes together in minutes and costs much less than any scrub you’ll find in a store!