Banish those cracked, painful and dry lips with my yummy easy to make homemade lip scrub. BRIDES in particular take note as dry lips really do stand out in those professional photographs.
Coldness, dehydration…even tiredness cause my lips to look an unsightly and ugly mess. Not only does it not look nice but it can be really bloomin’ painful too. I love, love, LOVE wearing lipstick but no lipstick looks great unless the lips are a lovely smooth and flawless base. Some lipsticks can even make it worse, I find a lot of matte lipsticks particularly uncomfortable.
SO, how to solve this? Well, a good lip balm is a must – personally I found the more I used Vaseline the more my lips craved it to the point I was dipping in to that little tin pot, loading up my finger and smothering my lips every half an hour – not good! The top 5 best lip balm type products that I have found are:
1 Elemis Lip Revive 7ml £16.50
2 EOS Lip Balm 7g £6.50
3 MAC Lip Conditioner 15ml £12
4 Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15 15g £16
5 Chantecaille Lip Potion 4.5g £36
TOP TIP – I sometimes mix them with a little coloured gloss on the back of my hand to make a pretty, super hydrating gloss/balm. Also, when wearing any matte lip product I apply a slick of a balm under it to prep my lips.
Balms are great for maintaining crack free, hydrated lips throughout the day but to give them a super nourishing boost or to treat dry, moisture craving lips try a lip scrub which will gently exfoliate the dead skin off of your lips and the natural oils in the scrub will quench the thirst of even the driest lips. You can get lip scrubs in lots of places, my favourite being Lush’s Mint Julips scrub however it’s so easy, affordable and fun to make your own. Here’s a little recipe which I’ve used many a time!
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
drop of peppermint oil
drop of vanilla
Mix all ingredients together and store in a small, airtight container and apply directly to lips scrubbing lightly when required.
Please note all views, opinions and comments in my blog are my own impartial views and are in no way associated with the brands or manufacturers mentioned or recommended. Please also note I cannot give direct 1:1 recommendations without meeting clients and discussing their own skin types and requirements. With this in mind, I cannot take any responsibility for any adverse reactions from products used, I always recommend trialling a product with a patch test if you feel you may have some kind of reaction.