With the transition from summer to fall, it’s a great time to reevaluate our skin care routine and add exfoliation to prevent dry, chapped lips. As temperatures drop, indoor heaters turn up, and the result is less moisture in the air. The result is often dry lips that peel, crack and can turn red. These fall lip scrubs can help exfoliate those dead skin cells, leaving lips soft and fresh.
Try one of these easy lip scrubs 2-3 times a week and follow with a rich lip balm. These small batch scrubs will stay good for 1-2 months so keep one on hand all winter.
Cinnamon Lip Scrub
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply to lips with fingertips and gently slough off dry, dead skin. Store in a small, covered jar or container for later use. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.
Pumpkin Lip Exfoliant
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Combine the ingredients together in a small bowl and transfer to a small covered jar or container. This makes more than you need for a single use so keep the extra in a cool, dry spot. Apply to lips with your finger and gently rub back and forth. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.
Vanilla & Honey Lip Scrub
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- Small amount of raw honey (one bottle squeeze)
- 1 drop vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and honey, then add the drop of vanilla and store in a small, covered jar or container for later use. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth to remove.
Photos by Ana Stanciu