Best Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth, Kissable, Luscious Lips! :: 38 Street Salon Bountiful and North Salt Lake, UT

Best Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth, Kissable, Luscious Lips!

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Want smooth, sexy, supple lips?  Lips need more that just a balm or gloss to keep them silky, kissable, and hydrated.  Exfoliate!  Say goodbye to dry flaky lips with these easy lip scrub recipes that use some simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry.

What is Exfoliation?

In a nut shell, exfoliation is the removal of old dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

Why Exfoliate?

Since lip skin does not have hair, nor does it have sweat glands or sebaceous glands, lips do not have the usual protection that keeps skin smooth and supple.  This explains why the lips have a tendency to become more easily chapped and dehydrated.  Just like our face, lips need to be properly cared for if you want a smooth lip color application that is going to last.

Lip Exfoliation Benefits:

  • Properly exfoliated lips are less prone to chapping
  • Lip color goes on more smooth
  • Lip color stays on better

Benefits to making your own Lip Scrub

  • Less expensive than pre-made lip scrub or lip exfoliant
  • Always fresh!  Make only what you need!
  • No harmful chemicals; use natural ingredients from your kitchen!

 Best Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth, Kissable, Luscious Lips!

 Things You’ll Need:

  • Small Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • Toothbrush with “soft” bristles (optional)

 Step by Step Instructions:

  1. In the small bowl, mix brown sugar and olive oil (or coconut oil) together using a spoon.  The mixture should be a paste-like consistency.
  2. Using your index finger and your middle finger, scoop some of the mixture onto your fingers; gently pat the mixture onto your lips.
  3. Using a circular motion, move your fingers gently around your entire lip area for approximately 10 seconds.  Note:  for advanced exfoliation, use a soft bristled toothbrush and “lightly brush” the mixture in a circular motion around your lip area.  Don’t brush too hard!
  4. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes.
  5. Rinse mixture away from your lips with warm water.
  6. Immediately apply olive oil or coconut oil to soothe your lip area.  Use weekly.

Salt or Sugar?

Although salt scrubs are great for the body, we do not recommend the use of salt as a substitute for sugar when making a lip scrub.  Sugar tastes more yummy, but most importantly, salt can be irritating to your lips.

Caution!

Don’t over exfoliate!  Lip scrubs should only be used once per week.  Lip tissue is extremely sensitive and the use of lip scrubs too often can result in damaged lip tissue.

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