Friday, April 22, 2011

Can't Stop Using: Lip Scrub (plus how to make your own!)

Good scrubs are the sort of product every woman should own, whether she wears makeup or not.  I'm especially loving Laura Geller's Lip Strip, which gently exfoliates your lips with sugar and a tingling dash of minty freshness.  Dry cracked lips are a thing of the past and my lipstick goes on much more evenly!  A one ounce jar is $19, but it's simple to make your own lip scrub, too!

You need some fine granulated sugar, a carrier oil (sesame or jojoba oil if you can find them, though olive oil will also work), and a drop or two of lemon juice, peppermint oil, and/or spearmint oil.  The mint oils are optional, but I think they're a nice extra touch!  Make sure to store it in a little jar or other airtight container and this DIY scrub will last for about two weeks.  Massage into your lips as often as you like!

Whether you exfoliate with a commercial or DIY lip scrub, be sure to follow up with a lip balm to moisturize and protect your lips.  I'm really loving Burt's Bees Replenishing pomegranate oil lip balm right now!  It smells delicious and is super hydrating.

1 comment:

  1. lip scrubs are so important if you wear matte lipsticks. I make my own using olive oil, but I've heard that rosebud lipsalve plus sugar makes a great scrub, too.