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Natural homemade lip scrub
If you like to exfoliate your lips at least once a week, this article is for you. Today, I am sharing a natural homemade lip scrub. This particular recipe has 4 natural ingredients. All of them will offer benefits to the lips. As always, I will detail the benefits of the main ingredients below.
In case you don’t know, lip scrub is one of those products that has gone viral in recent years. So much, that commercial stores sold them. Some are cheap, but others are expensive, depending on the brand.
In my opinion, it is not necessary to spend a fortune buying this type of products. Instead, you can do most of them at home. Even, you can make it from all kinds of flavors. Just keep in mind, to use essential oils that are safe to ingest, since you will be applying it to the lips.
The ingredients that we will be using in this recipe are vanilla, honey, refined sugar and avocado oil. You can replace this last ingredient with any oil that you like. Like I told you a minute ago, make sure it’s edible.
This natural homemade lip scrub is very easy to prepare. In fact, it won’t take you 5 minutes to do it. However, the benefits it will bring to your lips will last a very long time.
Everyone can prepare and use this recipe. Obviously, if you have dry lips, it will benefit you much more.
For now, let’s get to know 3 of the main ingredients in-depth. If you follow my blog, it is very likely that you already know two of them. But, for those who are new, we will discuss them. Not without first explaining why it is important to exfoliate the lips.
Benefits of lip scrubs
Exfoliation of the lips is of utmost importance, since the skin in this area is very delicate. Two of the main benefits of lip scrubs are to remove dead skin from the surface and at the same time moisturize them.
Therefore, it’s important to add lips scrubs in our beauty routine. Lips that are fully exfoliated stay healthy and free from dryness. Likewise, it helps a lot with lipsticks application. In addition, If you use lip balms to moisture, they will better penetrate the skin and do a better job.
Benefits of vanilla on the skin
Amazing as it may seem, vanilla has skin properties. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory to begin with. So, it helps to heal any inflammation you have on the skin, in this case the lips.
Likewise, it is antibacterial, this helps to avoid any infection or simply cures any that you already have. Vanilla is high in vanillin, hence its name. This ingredient or substance is a polyphenol with antioxidant properties. As a result, these antioxidants also help protect the skin of the lips from damage caused by free radicals.
Not to mention that, vanilla also has vitamins such as vitamin B6, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. All of these vitamins help keep the skin healthy. Excellent right?
Benefits of honey for lips
I’m not going to go into too much detail about the benefits of honey for lips, because I’ve already explained that in previous articles and I don’t want to seem repetitive. But, yes I am going to name the most important benefits for people who are visiting me for the first time.
Honey is a natural moisturizer. So it helps keep lips moist once they are exfoliated. Similarly, it is an ingredient that has healing properties.
In the event that you are vegan and you cannot use bee honey as such, you can opt for honey substitutes in this natural homemade lip scrub. I am not an expert in the vegan area, but on the Internet you can find information about it.
Avocado oil and its benefits on the skin.
In the case of avocado oil, it has many nutrients that are beneficial for the lips. For example, avocado oil has Vitamin E, potassium, lecithin, among others. It also has Oleic Acid that helps promote collagen’s production in the skin.
Natural homemade lip scrub recipe
Now that you know the benefits of some of the ingredients that we are going to use, how about we get into it? The recipe you will read below does not take great science. As long as you have all the ingredients on hand, it’s easy to prepare. So get to work.
- 2 Tablespoon of refined sugar
- 12 drops of vanilla extract or vanilla essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
- 2 teaspoon of avocado oil
In a glass container, put together all the ingredients and blend until you make a paste. Then, keep it in a container with a lid in the refrigerator. It can last up to two weeks.
How to apply the natural homemade lip scrub
Applying this natural homemade lip scrub is very easy. If you have used lip scrubs before, it’s used in the same way. If it is the first time you use it, then you simply take small amounts of the product with your fingers.
Then, apply it on the lips in a circular motion. Do this for about 5 seconds. Then, remove all the residue with a damp cloth. Finally, apply a lip balm.
You can do this once a day or twice a week to keep lips healthy.
As you have seen, this recipe has many benefits for the lips. In case you like to make it with other flavors, simply substitute the vanilla for the flavor you want to give use. On the blog, I have other recipes for lip scrubs. But, one of the most popular is this: Homemade scrub for chapped lips with coffee and honey. (Coming soon)
I hope you enjoy preparing your own lip scrub as much as I do. Once you do the first one, you won’t want to stop doing them. At first, the cost may seem high to you. But, keep in mind that you will have ingredients to make your own product several times more. In the long run, the cost is offset.
For now, I say goodbye, but not before inviting you to read this article about the benefits of exfoliating the lips. Lip Scrub Benefits From POPSUGAR Beauty.