Thursday, July 25, 2013

lip scrub

Skin care has had to be a priority for me since I can remember. I have super sensitive skin that seems to break out much to easily. As much as I love getting a facial, it doesn't quite fit in the budget to do on a regular basis. Even though I can't get fancy treatments all the time I am realizing how much I can do for myself at home. There is nothing like taking the time at night to do a soothing face mask and drinking a cup of tea (or my favorite is to soak my feet in an epsom salt bath). I have come across more and more recipes for homemade skin care items and have been trying a few on my own (remember this coffee scrub?). After having chapped lips from days in the sun I thought a lip scrub might be in order. This scrub made my lips smooth and softer than ever and took no time at all.

Lip Scrub
Adapted from Self

1 1/2 t honey
1 1/2 t sugar
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1 T coconut oil
Contents of 1 vitamin E casule
1 drop lemon essential oil

In a bowl mix the honey, sugar and lemon juice. Rub over lips with your finger in a circular motion to exfoliate. Now rinse.

Combine the remaining ingredients in another bowl and dab those on the lips. Any extra will keep in the fridge for a week.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I need this! I exfoliate but never thought to exfoliate my lips until my sister mentioned it a few weeks ago.