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DIY Lip Scrubs To Get Pink and Healthy Lips

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You walked into a mall and saw the perfect shade of lipstick available! You could not resist the offer price and picked up a shade to go perfectly with your mauve dress. This is more or less the story of every girl who likes to look beautiful.

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If you apply cosmetics, such as lipsticks, chances are that you'll believe that your lips are healthy. You believe this, as the packaging states that the lipstick will moisturise your lips all day long.

This is only partially true. A selected few lipsticks and balms can moisturise your lips; however, the chemicals in these products can also cause enough harm.

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Cheaper-costing lip products usually contain added preservatives and chemicals. These synethically derived compounds contain parabens. A host of other chemicals are also freely added in many of the cheaper products.

Lip scrubs, although a relatively new concept in India, has been around since a while. The concept of lip scrubs is to get rid of dead cells and peeling skin. Lip scrubs also moisturise your lips while exfoliating them.

Continue reading to know how you can use homemade lip scrubs to get pink and supple lips in less than a few minutes.

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Coconut Oil Scrub For Peeling And Dry Lips
When a chapstick isn't enough, this remedy comes to your rescue.

1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of honey
3 teaspoons of sugar

Method To Follow:
Mix the coconut oil, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. Add the sugar and mix it for 5-8 seconds. Apply the mixture on to your lips and scrub in a circular manner. Put a light amount of pressure while applying the lip scrub. Leave it on your lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Wipe the scrub with a damp towel. Repeat this procedure once in a week to get soft lips.

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Cocoa Butter Scrub For Flaky Lips
Can't find your lip balm? Use this remedy instead!

2 teaspoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cocoa butter
1 teaspoon of honey
2-3 drops of almond oil

Note: You can use either 100% shea butter or cocoa butter for this remedy. Do not use a skin cream that contains cocoa or shea butter in it.

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Method To Follow:
Mix the honey, almond oil and cocoa butter in a small bowl. Add the brown sugar and white sugar. Mix it for 5-8 seconds. Apply it on your lips and scrub it in a circular manner. Ensure that you leave the scrub on for 1-2 minutes. Wipe with a damp towel. Repeat this twice in a week to see effective results.

Read more about: beauty, skin care, body care, diy
Story first published: Monday, May 9, 2016, 12:55 [IST]
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