Ladies, ladies, ladies have you noticed how confident it is to have plump moisturized lips? I know the weird question, but I refuse to believe I’m the only one whose lips get super dry during the changing seasons. We’re wrapping cooler months, I was a bit surprised at how dry my lips have gotten. I’ve always felt like all I had to do to prevent chapped lips is to eat a balanced diet with the proper balance of healthy fats and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Maybe not?
Do you feel like no matter how much water you consume it’s not enough? And, isn’t it funny how water is the best beauty accessory ever, yet we still miss the mark from time to time? It still boggles me, but I know that God is not done with me yet, lo! Since discovering my less-than-supple kissable lips, I’ve been committed to exfoliating my face at the top of each week, but it just occurred to me, I’ve obviously neglected my lips.
So, what am I going to do to prevent dry and chapped lips from interfering with me living my absolute best beautiful life by delivering soft and luscious kisses? I’ve done some research, and to no surprise, our lips need special care, especially as our skin goes through typical seasonal changes and not-so-normal, normal dehydration. So what’s a girl to do?
I’m committed to also exfoliating my lips once a week but when and if I feel inspired I’ll explore doing it every night. The truth is lush, moisturized lips can give you a heightened glow and the best foundation for the perfect pop of lip color. Give a little to get a little, from what I’ve learned and now experienced for the last few weeks for myself. I’ve discovered creating and using a lip exfoliating scrub is easy, can be fun and so worth the benefits.
With a little lip exfoliation master mixing here’s the best recipe I’ve discovered for absolutely kissable and lush lips. Take a try, play with the mixture, and let me know how it works for you.
Supplies for your DIY kissable lips:
Brown Sugar (preferably dark brown sugar with molasses)
Carrier Oil of your choice (Sweet almond oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, etc.)
Mix the brown sugar and oil in a container. Add a little cinnamon if you’re feeling spicy and want to add a natural plump.
Gently rub the mixture onto your lips using a firm circular motion (2-3 minutes).
Remove the mixture by getting wiping it off with a warm towel
Follow it up with the moisturizer of your choice and lock the moisture in with your favorite fractionated oil (grapeseed and coconut are my faves)
Tip: Do not exfoliate your lips before doing the plump pout option mentioned above. Dry exfoliated lips will result in discomfort from the irritation of the cinnamon