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Easy-to-make Homemade Scrubs For Chapped Lips

By Somya Ojha

It goes without saying that chapped and dry lips can be a pain to deal with. And, store-bought lip balms can only give you temporary relief from this annoying problem. For permanent relief from this issue, it is essential to tackle the problem from the roots.

There are various factors that cause your lips to appear dry and chapped. Some of those factors are build-up of dead skin cells and dirt, unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking, allergy and health-related issues.

Easy-to-make Homemade Scrubs To Keep Your Lips Chap Free

To deal with these factors, skin care experts often urge women to exfoliate their lips. This simple method can make a world of difference to the state of your lips.

For this beauty method, you will require a lip scrub. You are free to either purchase one from a beauty store or just prepare one on your own.

However, it is best to prepare your own lip scrubs, as homemade lip scrubs are far more effective than the commercial ones. Also, they are safe to use, inexpensive and free of chemicals.

Today at Boldsky, we're letting you know about such DIY scrubs that can make your days of chapped lips a thing of the past.

The ingredients used to create the below-stated lip scrubs are packed with nourishing and moisturizing properties that can soften your lips and ensure that they stay chap free.

Take a look at these lip scrubs here:

1. Oatmeal With Almond Oil

  • Combine 1 teaspoon of cooked oatmeal with ½ a teaspoon of almond oil.
  • Gently rub the resulting scrub onto your lips.
  • After 5 minutes, rinse off the residue with cold water.
  • In a week, you can use this scrub 3-4 times to get noticeable results.

2. Brown Sugar With Vanilla Extract

  • Mix ½ a teaspoon of brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Slather the material onto your lips and scrub it gently for 5 minutes.
  • Wash it off with tepid water.
  • Repeat this process 2-3 times in a week to get chap-free lips.

3. Cocoa Powder With Peppermint Leaves

  • Mash 10-12 peppermint leaves and add rose water to it.
  • Then, mix the resulting paste with ½ a teaspoon of cocoa powder.
  • Gently scrub the material onto your lips.
  • Rinse off with tepid water and repeat the same process after a week for optimum results.

4. Mint Leaves With Shea Butter

  • Crush 8-9 mint leaves and mix it with ½ a teaspoon of shea butter.
  • Apply it on your lips and gently scrub for a few minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
  • Use this homemade scrub on a weekly basis for soft and smooth lips.

5. Coconut Oil With Granulated Sugar And Lemon Juice

  • Blend 1 teaspoon of each, coconut oil and granulated sugar with ½ a teaspoon of freshly extracted lemon juice.
  • Use the resulting material to scrub off the dead skin cells and dirt on your lips.
  • Once done, wash off your lips with lukewarm water.
  • In a month, try to use this incredible scrub at least 3-4 times for visible results.

6. Coffee Grounds With Olive Oil

  • Simply mix ½ a teaspoon of coffee grounds with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Gently rub the material onto your lips for about 5 minutes.
  • Once done, wash off your lips with lukewarm water.
  • Biweekly application of this easy-to-make scrub can help you get soft and pink lips.

7. Honey With Cinnamon

  • Create a concoction of 1/3rd teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Apply it on to your lips and scrub it gently for about 5-10 minutes before rinsing your lips with tepid water.
  • Use this DIY scrub on a weekly basis for ensuring that your lips stay well-moisturized and hydrated.

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Story first published: Friday, December 15, 2017, 18:30 [IST]
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