So, I thought I’d change it up this week from the usual skin-focussed blog and share with you some DIY Lip Masks and Balms, and how to keep your lips hydrated in the warmer weather. In my opinion, our lips are a widely neglected part of skincare, but they definitely deserve regular TLC!
We exfoliate our faces, our bodies…so why not our lips? Exfoliating helps to get rid of any dead skin and chapped lips! It also enables our lips to stay softer for longer. I’d recommend doing this 1-2 times per week, or whenever they are looking a little dried out.
Of course, you can buy lip exfoliators and scrubs, but if you’re feeling creative and don’t fancy leaving the house you can always make one from home! All you need is:
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp almond oil/coconut oil
- 1 drop peppermint oil
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- Small bowl/container
Experiment! Add in some Moroccan Argan Oil, or even your favourite lip balm for extra moisture. All you need to do is:
- Put all of the above ingredients into a small bowl/container
- Mix until smooth and paste-like
- Apply to lips and leave for a few minutes
- Using a warm wash cloth, gently remove the scrub.
- Afterwards, apply a thick, moisturising lip balm and you’re good to go
Again, as we do with our faces and bodies, we have to keep our lips hydrated. This will also help keep them looking fresh and plump and retain softness for longer! This is a slightly lengthier process but SO worth it because you can completely personalise it with your favourite ingredients AND it lasts for 3 months!
Here’s a lovely, summery lip balm to try out! You’ll need:
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp cocoa butter
- 2 tsp beeswax (you can buy this from Sainsburys/Amazon)
- 2 tsp almond oil
- 3-5 tsp of lime essential oil (you can buy this from Holland & Barrett)
- Add coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil to a double boiler over medium heat. Stir repeatedly until ingredients have melted.
- Remove from heat
- Add lime essential oil and stir.
- Pour into open-lid containers and leave to cool for one hour before containing. Use within 3 months.
So, there you have it! Enjoy concocting your very own lip scrubs and balms! xx