February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day (and Black History Month!). With Valentine’s Day come hugs, kisses and my personal favorite…CANDY. However, February is also synonymous with winter weather. Our lips are delicate and the cold weather is extremely harsh on them. Last week, I recommended that you should allot daily “me” time and a great, easy way to pamper yourself is indulging in a weekly, DIY lip scrub.
As a beauty enthusiast, I am an avid shopper of Sephora and Ulta where you can find brand name lip scrubs galore. However, you may have the ingredients right in your kitchen that will give you smooth lips worthy of Valentine’s Day kisses. And also as a lover of matte lipstick, exfoliating your lips prior to applying your lip color guarantees flawless wear. Below are my favorite combinations for Do-It-Yourself lip scrubs:
Honey + White Granulated Sugar + Fresh Lemon Juice = Lemon Honey Scrub
Olive Oil + Honey + Brown Sugar= Honey & Brown Sugar Scrub
Coconut Oil + White Granulated Sugar + Vanilla Extract= Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub
After mixing the ingredients together in a small dish, spread the mixture onto the lips and let it sit for a one minute. Then, massage the mixture into your lips for a minute using a clean finger (or rub your lips together). Wipe the scrub off your lips with a warm, damp washcloth and apply your favorite lip balm (coconut oil is amazing on the lips). And lastly, bask in the smoothness of your renewed and kissable lips! Happy Valentine’s Day! ¡Besos!
Give these scrubs a try! What are some of your favorite lip care essentials for the winter?