DIY Lip Exfoliant & Moisurizer
Baby, it's cold outside and I know I am not the only one that suffers from dry and chapped lips. Now is the time to exfoliate and moisturize your lips. That is why I am providing you with your very own DIY exfoliant. If you don't know what an exfoliant is, I provided a definition below:
ex·fo·li·ant eksˈfōlēənt/ noun
a cosmetic product designed to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin.
I chose three ingredients that I believe will restore life back to your lips.
- Agave: is a plant generally found in Mexico, that provides a nectar usually used as a sweetener substitute for honey or sugar. As far as your skin health goes, it's moisturizing and contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
- Coconut Oil: I know, I know, everyone is obsessed with coconut oil and there are good reasons why. It contains antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antimicrobial properties. It reduces inflammation and is moisturizing.
- Brown Sugar: It contains an exfoliant texture to help remove dead skin cells without being to harsh on the lips, it holds a lot of moisture, making it moisturizing, and it is vitamin B enriched
These ingredients are key to removing dead skins cells, healing wounds and cuts without inflaming, all while moisturizing. It is a lasting type of moisture.
Now all you do is mix 1/2 teaspoon of each and mix into a small container with an airtight lid. I have one for my bathroom and one for my purse.
Now a lot of lip exfoliants you rub off after applying, this one you can keep on. Apply a little to your lips, and rub in. It exfoliates and moisturizes all at the same time. I usually apply it twice a day and like I said, it lasts for quite a while.
I provided pictures with it on my lips. I am aware there is still brown sugar on my lips, but I rubbed it in some more and then it was gone.
As you can see my lips are very chapped and scarred. I also pick at my lips which you should not do! Remember to not lick your lips, or pick at them, as well as drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
I hope this was helpful!