Rough lips are a result of built up dead skin that is settled on your lips. There are many products on the market that assist with exfoliating lips but they contain harsh chemicals and are not always cost effective. Next time you need a decent lip exfoliation, head to the kitchen and grab these 3 simple ingredients to make a sweet and effective lip exfoliate.
DIY Sugar Lip Scrub:
– 4-5 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
– 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
– 2-3 drops Almond Extract
In a small bowl, mix olive oil, almond extract, and sugar until a thick paste forms (it should be spreadable, but not runny). If it is too dry add olive oil a drop at a time until it becomes spreadable, if it is too runny, add sugar to thicken mixture.
Using your index finger, apply sugar scrub on lips (I recommend rubbing with a decent amount of pressure for about 30 seconds to assure all dead skin is removed). After scrubbing lips well, rinse with warm water and pat dry. You should be able to feel a significant difference within a single application.
This scrub can be stored for up to a month in an air tight container. Cosmetic containers work great as well. You can purchase these in packs of 10 for $1.50-$3.00 on Ebay (here is a link to one seller, but there are hundreds online: Link), or you can look at your local dollar or beauty supply store.
Almond Extract is what gives this scrub a great flavor! However, you can use any food grade extract to flavor your scrub. Try mixing extracts to create unique, one of a kind flavors. Also, you can use brown sugar and different oils to add other nourishing benefits to this scrub.