The weather has been all over the place in NYC lately, and it has been effecting my skin. But people tend to forget to take care of the skin on their lips, including me. I love DIY projects so I thought this would be a fun and useful project to do and most people will already have the ingredients at home already. So below I have a recipe for a Coconut Oil Lip Scrub and the benefits of each ingredients.
- 1 tbsp Raw Coconut Oil (Note: extra virgin olive oil can be substituted)
- 1 tsp Organic Honey
- 2 tsp Brown Sugar
- a clean container with a lid
Combine coconut oil, honey and brown sugar in a small bowl, and mix to combine. Store in a clean, sealed container for up to 1 month.
Use a clean spoon or other utensil to remove 1 tsp of the homemade lip scrub. Gently massage into and around lips for 30 – 60 seconds. Rinse clean with water, and apply a lip balm of your choice.
This is an easy recipe to modify. Do you want more, or less? To break it down, it is 1 part oil, 1 part honey and 2 parts sugar. You could really sub in any oil or any sugar you want, but be careful using large grain sugar, as it could potentially irritate the delicate facial skin, if you scrub too aggressively
Do not use this sugar lip scrub no more than once a week. Overusing sugar or salt scrubs can be damaging to your skin, so it is adviseable to use natural scrubs, gently applying them, no more than every 7 – 10 days.
- Rich in antioxidants
- Natural cleanser
- Natural humectant-draws moisture from the environment into the skin.
- Excellent source of glycolic acid -encourages cell turnover and generates fresher, younger-looking skin.
- Topical exfoliant – exfoliates dead surface skin and reveals healthy skin underneath.
- Attracts and retains moisture in skin.
*Disclaimer: I am by no means a medical expert or esthetician. These home remedies are based on my own research, opinions, likes, and experiences. I’m sharing them because they have worked for me. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients that I am suggesting, please DO NOT attempt the recipe.