By now you’re probably using a homemade scrub for your body. But what about your lips? That’s one super sensitive area that often gets neglected. According to NYC dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick the skin on your lips tends to become drier faster than other parts of your body because the surface skin on your lips is thinner. So use a mild exfoliant to slough off any dead skin on the lips and uncover smooth, healthy lips.
A lip scrub combines exfoliation with much needed moisture to to keep lips softer longer, even in cold winter weather. It’s a must, especially if you’re dealing with dry, chapped lips. So get on the lip scrub wagon with these homemade recipes and follow with a homemade lip balm for super soft, kissable lips!
10 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes
Indulge in chocolate without actually eating it! If you’re a fan of mint chip ice cream this tasty lip scrub with a drop of peppermint is the way to go.
Fruit fan? Skip the chewing and enjoy the taste of strawberries on your lips as you exfoliate them gently.
Gingerbread is not just for Christmas! This lip scrub from Runway Chef will keep your kisser hydrated all winter long.
Cinnamon will make your lips naturally plumper and the light exfoliation will prep your lips for absorbing all the lip balm goodness.
This lip scrub will make you want to lick your lips! It’s all natural and super sweet, made with sugar, honey, and vanilla extract.
This cacao and honey lip scrub is basically dessert, plus it preps your lift for your favorite shade of lipstick.
For soft, kissable lips, try this scrub made with hydrating honey and almond oil.
Kiwi is a natural exfoliant that you can use for your lips! Get the recipe (+4 more) on DIY Therapy Blog.
Strawberries are loaded with citric acid, which help polish lips along with raw sugar. Plus you’ll get a dose of vitamin C to help combat signs of aging around your mouth!
If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice like we are, you can enjoy the flavor all winter long with this DIY lip scrub.
We totally understand if you don’t have time to DIY! So much, actually, that we hand picked these lip scrubs for you: