Winter brings variety of problems related to skin and one among the most common is chapped lips. You must be using the petroleum jellies, creams and lip balm available in the market but have you ever thought about the natural way of treating chapped lips during winter. Just with the help of few ingredients that are right at home you will be able to make some effective lip scrubs. Also making such homemade lip scrubs are really simple. You will be able to create effective remedies through the natural oils and kitchen ingredients. It is always better to adopt homemade lip scrubs instead of cosmetic remedies.
It is not only winter that people suffers from the trouble of chapped lips, rather you get a tendency of having the same during any other dry weather conditions. It will cost you really high price if you carry on with purchasing the lip balm products from the market. Better to go for the homemade scrubs. Those are very natural with no artificial extracts. You must come across and make several types of winter lip care scrubs right at home.
During the winter season, lips become very dry and unattractive. You must get some creams or lip balms that will help eradicating the problem of scaly and dry lips. If you don’t have anything to reduce dryness of your lips, apply some coconut oil and get your lips healed. Manufacturing companies have variety of options in getting an appropriate lip care balm, moisturizer and cream. Before applying the lotion or a lip balm, you need to put a scrubber and rub it appropriately so that all the dead skin layers are removed from your lips.
Homemade lip scrubs for winter lips
In order to make winter lip care scrub at home, the ingredients that you require are:
- Honey ( 1 spoon)
- Coconut oil ( 1 spoon)
- Brown sugar ( ½ teaspoon)
In winter season, coconut oil remains in solid form. Heat the tin of coconut oil in such a manner that it remain semi solid and get a scoop of coconut oil. If your coconut oil is very oily, you must stick the oil in the fridge for the period of 10-20 minutes. Sometimes the coconut oil becomes too hard. In such case, you have to put the tin on a bowl of hot water. Now take a bowl and put 1 spoon of coconut oil, 1 spoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of brown sugar. Mix all the ingredients very well. This can be applied on your lips and rub it slowly. This is a wonderful scrub that will wash away all dead skin layers of your lips. This contains antioxidants and fatty acids that nourishes your skin and gets affective healing properties. It is also a natural binder that binds every cells and tissues of your lips in an appropriate way.
Tips for winter care home made lips
- Mix honey and coconut oil together in a bowl until they get an appropriate binding. It should be mixed in such a way that there is not a single clump. This ingredient will be helpful in becoming the base of the scrub.
- For exfoliate, you must use the brown sugar of half teaspoon. After rubbing your lips with the brown sugar, all dead skin will be washed away. Your skin will become softer than before along with a sweet taste of brown sugar
- In order to get your lips moisturized, coconut oil and honey becomes important. Your skin will become healthily oily and moisturized with the effect of coconut oil and honey. It is common to feel dryness during the winter season. Your lips will become healthy and beautiful.
Since this scrub is obtained naturally from the home ingredients, no side effects will be there to affect your skin. Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin or combination skin, this homemade scrub can be a healthy product for all types of skin. Both male and female personalities can try these remedies to get wonderful skin even during the winter season. Get glowing and moisturized lips with homemade scrub today.
Exfoliation of lips is a must to keep your lips luscious and soft
The dead skins of the lips must be removed. If you are not sure of what to use for exfoliation, here is another recipe to get started.
- Honey – 1 tb spoon
- Sugar – 1 tb spoon
- Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
- Shea butter or coconut oil ( Vaseline or jojoba oil can be other alternatives) – 1 tea spoon
- Container to store the scrub
How to prepare
- Mix honey with sugar in a container. Mix well so there is no lump.
- Pour the olive oil into the mixture and blend well.
- Take the shea butter or coconut oil and soften it. Warming on a spoon over the gas will work well. Mix the butter/oil to the mixture and blend again.
- Store this mixture in the tight lidded container. This can be used for 2 weeks.
Way to use the scrub
- Take a small quantity of the prepared scrub. Rub it over your lips.
- Make sure that you keep rubbing till the sugar granules melt.
- Take some lukewarm water and rinse the lips.
- Use lip balm to soften your lips for the day.
- Take care of your lips in this manner for twice in a week.
Soon you will get supple and glowing lips to show off. Your face will look healthy. Make sure you moisturize them with some lip balm that is good for your skin.
You can also use a scrub for getting rid of dark lips
Honey and lemon
Make a mixture of honey and lemon and store in a tight lid container. Use this to smear on your lips and leave it for 1 hour. Rinse off and you can feel the difference. Lemon helps in reducing the dark hue of your lips. Honey nourishes the lips at the same time
You just take a piece of the veggie and rub on your lips. Rub it for about 5 minutes and then leave it for 10 minutes. Repeated use of this method can change the color of your dark lips.
Apply this oil on your lips before going to bed. This oil has got properties to lessen pigmentation fast.
This is a bleaching agent that is not harmful at all. Use the juice of lemon on your lips and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off. Use this method for a month and you will find the changes.
Anoint your lips with mixture of honey and rose water three times daily. It will change the pigmentation of your lips. Mix rose petals paste with milk and honey. Apply on your lips. Milk nourishes your lips and the rose petals change the color of your lips to lush pink.
When you are taking care of your lips, you must remember that you should not rub the soft lips too harshly. Drink enough water to keep the body hydrated. Do not use strong lipsticks or gloss. Make sure you use products of a well known company. Cleanse your lips before going to bed and apply proper moisturizer for best results.
Homemade scrubs for winter lips
Rosemary and peppermint
This is an amazing home remedy for all those individuals who have a tendency of getting chapped lips during the winter. The ingredients you require for this will be fresh rosemary, few drops of peppermint extract and white sugar. You have to mix all these ingredients in an appropriate quality and apply over your lips. You will get cool lips along with an extra ordinary nourishing feeling with this remedy.
Sugar with cinnamon
Another homemade lip scrub for chapped lips is the combination of sugar and cinnamon. Both the ingredients would be readily available at your kitchen as the sugar helps is used in making variety of sweet dishes along with tea. Cinnamon is also a wonderful spice that add flavor to Indian dishes. You have to make powder of cinnamon stick and add have spoon of it in small container. Also add white sugar of half spoon in it and mix them with little honey. Apply it over your lips and slowly rub your lips with finger tips. Now wash it and see the difference.
Almond and maple
You must have heard about this remedy for chapped lips for the first time but the user says it is really effective and will easily treat the problem of chapped lips. You have to take 2-3 almonds and crush it with the grinder. You can also make a paste by adding few drops of water in it. Once the almond paste is ready, you need to pour it a container. Also add a spoon of maple syrup in it. Now mix both and apply over your lips and slowly run your fingers around to bring out the dead skin. Keep this for 5 minutes and remove it with cold water.
Clove and orange
During winter, oranges are widely available in the market and can be easily used to make wonderful lip balms at home. Take a small glass container and squeeze 1/4th portion of lemon zest. Now add a pinch of clove powder and a spoon of hydrating honey. Mix all the ingredients really well and apply it over your lips. Slowly move your finger tips in circular direction and wait for 5 minutes after scrubbing. Then you can wash your lips with water to stay away from chapped and cracked lips. This is a wonderful remedy that can keep you look great during winter.
Olive oil and brown sugar
You need to take a spoon of brown sugar and make it powder. There after you have to take 2 spoons of olive oil. Mix both the ingredients together and apply on your lips. Use your finger tips over your lips and slowly rub it. This will remove the entire dead skin layer. The process of exfoliation will persist for long to stay away from dead skin layer.
Lemon and baking powder
It is quite easy to get baking powder in your kitchen. Amazingly wonderful applications can be made with the help of baking powder as well as lemon. You also need to add honey within the process. Yes, the combination will be half spoon of baking powder, half soon of lemon juice and a single spoon of honey. Mix them all really well and apply over your lips. Use it over your lips and use fingers to rub it over your lips.
Blueberry lip scrub
You must have known about the very healthy and juicy fruit named as blue berry. You can now make an exfoliate as well as lip balm with the help of the same. All you have to do over here is take one blue berry fruit and smash it. Now add a spoon of sugar and mix them. Apply it over your lips and slowly rub it all over your lips so that the dead skin layer gets removed. Also wait for sometime till the scrub becomes thick over your lips. You need to wait for 20 minutes and then wash it off. This will give you a great soft and supple feel.
Ginger lip scrubs
Ginger is one among the ultimate flavors which we use in many of our food recipes. These days, this is also used in many of the beauty products. You will be surprised to hear that ginger too can be used a lip scrub for winter chapped lips.
- A bowl for mixing
- Organic honey – 1 tsp
- Sugar- 1 tsp
- Fresh ginger in grated form- 1 tsp
First of all place the mixing bowl in an even surface. Now add the grated piece of ginger in it. Slowly add sugar and honey. Now take a spoon to mix all the ingredients well. Once a thick gel like appearance is formed apply it over your lips. Apply your touch to rub it gradually. This will take away the lifeless skin away from lips. Keep it for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with the damp cloth. You can see your lips have become soft and smooth.
Almond lip scrubs
Almond is one of the nuts which are tasty and healthy. You can easily get it in the grocery shop or the departmental stores. It is possible to get some wonderful remedy with the almond. Following are the ingredients you require for the same.
- Almond in grated form- half spoon
- Honey – 1 tsp
- Essential oil- 2-3 teaspoon
- Mixing bowl- 1
- Spoon- 1
Place the mixing bowl on the top of the table. Now add a spoon of almond in grated form. Add the essential oil of around 2-3 drops in it. Now you can add honey to the mixing bowl. This is the time to use a spoon for mixing. Try mixing it really well so that all the ingredients gets mixed. Now apply it over your lips with your finger tips. You can use tooth brush to slowly rub the surface. Keep for 15 to 20 minutes and wash with Luke warm water.
Kiwi lip scrub
You must be aware of the kiwi fruit and its taste. Now this delicious fruit can be used to make homemade lips scrubs. The main ingredient used here is the juice from the kiwi fruit. You can get the ingredient list as under.
- Kiwi fruit juice- 1 teaspoon
- Sugar- half spoon
- Olive oil- 1 tsp
- Bowl- 1
- Spoon – 1
You need to take a bowl and place the pulp from kiwi fruit. The juice extracted from kiwi fruit will be appropriate as well. Also add sugar of ½ tsp and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients with the spoon and make it a pulp. Now apply it over your lips in such a way that it covers the lips entirely. Use your finger tips to rub slowly. You can also use the tooth brush for the same purpose. Wait for 20 minutes and wash it off. This will remove all dead skin layer and make your lips glowing.