Body scrub and face scrub have been the process in beauty care since ages. But lip scrub or lip exfoliation is the recent hottest word used in the cosmetic industry. The surface of the lips has a very thin layer of skin which is very delicate and requires special care. Hence it requires special care to remove the dead skin cells from the lips to make them look soft and smooth.
The sensitive skin, which is pressed by our teeth at times of anxiety and the first tasters of any food item or beverage are our lips. There is no space to shut them and they always stay in the exposure mode, whether it is sunlight or the dirty pollution. We use them more, but care them less. So, divide a few minutes for your lips from your beauty time table which mostly you allot it for the facials, scrubbing, cleaning and for the make-up. Well, cure them by using simple exfoliating lip scrubs, followed by applying the moisturizing cream. As scrubbing is a perfect process to flush out the dead, flaky skin, why couldn’t you can also try this method on your lips, by which you will get a new glow on your lips, of course to the overall face.
Advantages of a lip scrub
Lip scrubs are required to clear the surface of the lips. When old layers of skin are removed, a fresh new layer takes its place which makes the lips soft and smooth. This can be done by using home scrubs that are edible as quite a part of it will go in the mouth.Sweet and tasty scrubbing of lips is healthy and enjoyable.
Lip exfoliation makes the skin moist and prevents the skin to crack as a result of harsh temperatures. This helps in improving the texture of the skin on the lips. Besides this lip scrub also helps in increasing the staying power of lip makeup like use of lipstick, and lip liner.
Homemade scrubs contain some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help to reduce the signs of aging by lightening fine lines and wrinkles.
Homemade lips scrub
Peppermint oil and grape seed oil lip scrub
Unlike other essential oils, grape seed oil is very light weighted and has great moisturizing properties. Peppermint oil is soothing and helps in healing cracked lips.
- 8-10 drops of peppermint oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon grape seed oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
How to make
In a small bowl mix mentioned quantity of sugar with olive oil. Now add 8-10 drops of peppermint oil and ½ teaspoon grape seed oil and blend the mixture. Apply the mixture on your lips and gently rub your lips in circular motion for 3-4 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Shea butter lip scrub
Shea butter contains essentials vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin E, which protect our lips from getting, dried up by providing necessary moisture to our skin. When Shea butter is mixed with sugar it helps in exfoliating the dry layers of lips.
- 1 tablespoon Shea butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
How to make
Add 1 tablespoon Shea butter and sugar to a small bowl and keep mixing both the ingredients till they blend well and reach the desired consistency. Gently apply this mixture on your lips and scrub your lips for 60 seconds. Remove the mixture with lukewarm water and later apply a gentle lip balm of your choice.
Latte vanilla lip scrub
Coffee grinds not only exfoliate the lips but also helps to get soft and fluffy lips. Vanilla extracts give your lips a soothing effect. Their mixture helps to get rid of chapped lips.
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coffee grinds
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sugar cane juice(optional)
How to make
Combine all the ingredients in the mentioned quantity to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture to your lips and scrub it for one minute. After scrubbing, wash your lips with lukewarm water pat dry and dab your lips with coconut oil.
Mint and rose petal lip scrub
Rose petals are naturally soothing and regular usage of rose petals will help you to get rose pink lips naturally. Peppermint and other essential oils heal chapped lips, moisture the lips and provide necessary vitamins for soft and smooth lips.
- Dried rose petals(8gm-10gm)
- 3 drops peppermint oil
- 6 tablespoon Castor sugar
- 1 ½ spoon Jojoba oil or any other essential oil.
How to make
Grind all the dried rose petals in a mixer until they are finely chopped. Add this fine rose petals to a bowl. Mix Castor sugar, essentials oil and peppermint oil to the mixture and stir well. Pour this mixture in a small glass container and apply desired amount of the mixture (scrub) to your lips with your fingertips. Scrub your lips and wash dry. Refrigerate the left over glass jar mixture for future use.
Sugar granules work like a good Exfoliate, it helps in removing out the dead skin present over the lips. And the olive oil adds a moisture layer.
- Olive oil
How to make
Take two tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and add half tablespoon of olive oil. Take a dab of this mixture with the fingertips and scrub it on your lips for about a few seconds. After that wash your lips with the warm water and apply a little amount of petroleum jelly. Store this mixture in a refrigerator for the further use.
Brown sugar lip scrub
- Brown sugar
- Olive oil
- Vanilla extract
How to make
Mix two tablespoons of brown sugar with half tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients properly and apply a dab of this mixture on your lips, scrub it for 20 to 30 seconds and then rinse off with the Luke water.
The sugar works like a gentle Exfoliate, it helps in removing the dead skin from the lips and it also gives relief from the chapped lips.
Baking soda lip scrub
- Baking soda
- Essential oil
How to make
To prepare the baking powder, lip scrub, add a tablespoon of baking powder with one tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of essential oil. Mix them well and use it as a scrub on your lips to remove out the flakes. This recipe won’t stay long for more days, so make a small amount of mixture for the particular moment.
Honey lip scrub
How to make
You just need a single ingredient honey and a few minutes of your time to make the honey lip scrub which works perfect in scrubbing your lips. Take a tablespoon of honey in a bowl and heat it up for 7 to 10 seconds. Let it come down from the hot temperature, now apply it on your lips and scrub it for a few seconds. Rinse off with warm water and pat with a smooth cloth.
Note: Make sure the honey is not honey otherwise it may damage your lips.
Lip scrubbing procedure
Beauty experts recommend a weekly scrubbing procedure of the lips as a normal routine but more during the winter when the air is cold dry and damaging. It can also be done daily as a part of the daily beauty routine. There are several lips exfoliating product designed for removing dead layer of skin from the sensitive lip area. There are several creams, lotions and scrubs available in the market. Most of them have a very strong smell and are tasteless and may also contain some ingredients that may harm the other parts of the mouth like tongue and teeth. Homemade scrubs made from natural ingredients are gentle, harmless and more effective.
Lip scrub to exfoliate
Lips can be exfoliated by rubbing it with a damp towel or a tooth brush. But use of certain natural ingredients especially coconut oil and brown sugar make an excellent lip scrub. Use liquid coconut oil and mix few granules of sugar. Scrub the lips in a circular motion with this solution by using the index finger. Rinse the mouth and lips after 10 minutes.
Lip Mask is meant to moisturize and soothe the lips. Here is a tasty lip mask made from honey and pomegranate juice. Pomegranate provides color to the lips and also has antioxidants and moistening qualities of its own and honey on the other helps in moisturizing the skin of the lips. Apply the mask on the lips as a coat and leave it for 15 minutes Wash well with cold water
Some lip masks available in the market
These few masks available in the market are made from natural ingredients are effective and easy to use. They are made with grape seeds extracts coconut oil; Shea butter and, apricot seeds. This lip scrub is long lasting and protects the delicate skin of the lips from the hazards of the environment. It also helps in hiding the signs of aging. The most popular First Crush Lip Scrub Company keeps the lips hydrated and smooth.
Another excellent and effective lip scrub is the Bliss Fabulous Sugar Scrub. It helps to remove dead chapped skin from the lips to provide them with smooth shining lips. The natural ingredients used in this scrub are granulated sugar, almond and walnut shells, Orange juice, jojoba seeds, olive oil, Shea and cocoa butters. The lips are well exfoliated with sugar and walnut shells. They are also nourished and conditioned with oils and butters. They leave the lips like a perfect canvas for any type of canvas.
Pink cotton candy scrub is sweet that exfoliates the lips. It is a bubble-gum made with jojoba oil and sugar. The fresh ingredients of this product are Castor Sugar Jojoba Oil and corn starch. It scrubs the lips by giving pleasure in exfoliating the lips by providing a sweet taste in the mouth and relaxing the mood.