DIY Lip Care

Recently, I took a trip to Sephora – aka, the mecca of makeup lovers – and there was one item that peaked my interest.

It was a lip mask from their Sephora Mask Collection.

Now, I’ve used the Sephora Mask Collection before. I’m a regular user and die-hard fan of the collection’s undereye mask. But I’ve never used their lip mask and it got me thinking about other lip masks. Moreso, with the cold weather approaching, I started to think about the dreaded chapped lips and DIY remedies to prevent your pucker from going south for the winter.

Raw Honey Mask

jar-of-honey-with-honeycomb

 

  • Step 1: Apply a small dab of raw honey to your lips. Make sure that it’s raw!
  • Step 2: Apply a piece of plastic wrap over your lips and let sit for 20 mins.
  • Step 3: Remove plastic wrap and rinse lips of excess honey (Or lick it off…)

Not only is this lip mask extremely easy – and tasty! – but it’s a homerun in terms of making your lips healthier. With a touch of bee pollen to rid away dry skin and enzymes to help protect the baby skin, raw honey is great for a quick lip mask.

Cinnamon Lip Scrub

  • Step 1: In a bowl, mix together 1 tsp of brown sugar + 2 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar.
  • Step 2: Apply mixture to your lips and scrub away all the dead skin until your lips are smooth.
  • Step 3: Rinse off the excess cinnamon mixture with warm water.

This is a triple action lip scrub recipe. The brown sugar helps to get rid of the dead skin. The cinnamon helps to increase blood flow to the lips and, therefore, gives you a plumper pout. The apple cider vinegar helps to cleanse and disinfect any germs that may be on your lips, while also helping to remove the smaller pieces of dead skin.

Virgin Coconut Oil Mask

  • Step 1: Mix together 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil (make sure it’s soft enough to work with but not yet in its liquid form) and 1 tsp of freshly minced basil.
  • Step 2: Apply the mixture to your lips and give your lips a little scrub.
  • Step 3: Let coconut mixture sit on your lips for 5-10 minutes (or until the mixture liquefies) before rinsing off with warm water.

It’s no secret that coconut oil – especially virgin coconut oil – is amazing when it comes to cleaning and softening lips. There’s not a fashion blogger or beauty guru who hasn’t spoken about coconut oil. But would you ever think of basil as being great for your lips? Filled with vitamin K, omega 3, and anti-bacterial properties, basil is great for cleaning and healing cracked lips.

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