If you suffer from dry, chapped or cracking lips, you are not alone. It is a common problem among many people, especially if you live in a drier climate. In addition to a moisturizer, using a good lip scrub will help to get rid of dry skin to reveal softer, smoother lips. While there are many lip scrub products on the market these days, the best kind you can use is one that you make yourself.
To make a good lip scrub that is effective at removing dry skin and moisturizing at the same time, you will need two basic ingredients: an exfoliant and a moisturizer. Sugar or salt is most commonly used as an exfoliant and both will do a good job. Sugar, however, is not as abrasive as salt, so it is usually a better choice for the sensitive skin of the lips. You can use any kind of natural oil for the moisturizer – coconut, almond, avocado or olive, to name a few. All are good moisturizers, it simply depends on your preference.
When you have chosen your ingredients, simply combine two parts exfoliant to one part moisturizer and mix well. Adjust ingredients as you like for a thicker or thinner scrub. Apply a small amount to lips and scrub gently in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.
Regular use of your homemade lip scrub will help keep your lips smooth, even in the driest winter months. It is all natural, too, so no worries about nasty chemicals. Try it today and see how soft your lips can be!