Happy National Lipstick Day! I know that all these “days” feel silly sometimes, but what an easy way to bring a little bit of joy to our lives. I could not let Lipstick day just float by, and I am really excited to share this DIY Lip Scrub with you.
Lips need skincare too?
You betcha! Lip skin is some of the most sensitive skin we have and that means they need some extra TLC. Unlike the rest of our skin, lips do not have Sabecous glands. These glands are responsible for keeping our skill supple and hydrated. So you can imagine why it is not uncommon for lips to get dry and flaky. Lips are also void of Melanin, so they are lacking in natural UV protection and hard elements can cause damage to that tender skin.
These things are especially true if you are outdoors frequently or wear a lot of lipstick (like me!). Luckily, you can easily repair any damage, with some gentle skincare.
So, what’s good?
Using petroleum-based products (I’m looking at you Chap-Stick) is not great for our lips? Why not? 1 (I know, I was just as shocked as you) Because petroleum is too large of a molecule to penetrate that skin. So all it does it sit on top of the skin, and provide slip. Every wonder why you have to reapply so often? Now you know.
Instead, use products that have nutrient-rich oils as a base. Some ingredients to look for are Vitamin E oil, Jojoba oil, cocoa butter, or shea butter. These ingredients will be more readily absorbed into the skin, so you see results.
Don’t just hydrate…
Exfoliate! Like the rest of your body, if layers of dead skin are just sitting, the product won’t be able to get where it needs to be. Exfoliating your lips 1 or 2 times a week is one of the easiest ways to keep them healthy. There are TONS of lip scrubs out there, you can walk into any beauty store and find one. But I prefer to make my own Lip Scrub. It’s inexpensive, easy, and I can customize it to my needs. This DIY lips scrub only requires 2 ingredients, and I bet you have what you need in your home right now.
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DIY Lip Scrub
1-2 tsp of Sugar (any will work!)
4-5 drops of Carrier Oil
1-2 drops of Essential Oil (optional)
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