It’s safe to say the weather is getting colder and Autumn officially here. We all know what that means don’t we?! DRY SKIN. Especially the skin on our faces! Shall we all just start wearing balaclavas with “I have eczema” stitched on the forehead? No? Just me who thinks about things like that? Moving on…
Having dry lips is one of the worst feeling ever! The skin on lips is so thin and we move our mouths so much throughout the day when we’re talking and eating, the skin just splits and never gets chance to heal properly. Well I have a quick and easy DIY lip scrub that can combat this and keep dryness at bay…
What you will need:
- Honey – 1tsp
- Coconut oil – 1tsp
- Sugar – 2tsp
- Small spoon
- Microwaveable bowl
- Small empty container
First of all you will need to slightly soften the coconut oil. I added my 1 tsp to a microwaveable bowl and popped it in the microwave for 10 seconds. You don’t want to fully melt the coconut oil because if it is too warm when the sugar is added it’ll dissolve and there’ll be no scrub to your scrub!
Next up, add the honey and sugar and give it all a good mix. If at this point you want to add more sugar then go for it! I stick to 2 tsp because my skin is ultra sensitive and a slightly softer scrub works best for me. Do what feels good for you.
That’s it! Easy peasy! Add the honey, sugary mixture to your empty container and scrub away! I always like to scrub my lips at night before bed so that all the coconut oil and honey can really work their magic. Simply exfoliate your lips for around 30 seconds, wipe away any excess with a damp cloth or just lick it off! Is it made with all natural ingredients after all! Put a little bit of lip balm on to keep all the moisture locked in and wake up with healthy lips!
The mixture of ingredients in this scrub have so many benefits for skin. The coconut oil and honey are highly moisturising and soothing for chapped and irritated skin. They both also have natural antibacterial properties, bonus! The sugar will gently remove dead skin cells by exfoliating, this makes the skin smoother and look healthier. Perfect!
Do you have any homemade skincare tips for sensitive skin?