Say Goodbye to Chapped Lips: 7 DIY Lip Scrubs for Smooth & Healthy Lips

Tired of chapped, dry and flaky lips? Well, here’s how you can solve your problem. We all look for home remedies to cure all our beauty problems since it’s the safest of all.
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When it comes to your lips, we give it more importance since we all want it to look smooth and healthy. The frigid weather often changes the way our lips look. It is important to exfoliate our lips to maintain a healthy pout. Lips scrubs have your back here. They help to slough off dead and chapped skin and helps your lip balm penetrate deeper into the skin. Exfoliation also minimizes dark spots on your lips. It makes your lips look healthy and beautiful. 

However, instead of spending on expensive scrubs in the market, you can make your own lip scrubs at home. They are not only chemical-free but also easy to make. A lip scrub is made of two components – an exfoliating agent and a nourishing agent. The nourishing component provides a hydrating base for the exfoliator. These components go hand in hand to make your lips look healthy and smooth. Check out these DIY lip scrubs for healthy lips. 

  1. Sugar & Honey Lip Scrub

Sugar is not only one of the most readily available items in the kitchen but also an effective lip scrub. The grainy texture of sugar helps to scrape away dead skin cells. It is best to use brown sugar for lips since it is little softer than white sugar. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Instructions:

  • Mix the sugar with raw honey.
  • Blend the mixture well. You can also add lavender oil to the mixture.
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and rub it well in circular motions for three to four minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water and then apply lip balm. 

Brown Sugar

  1. Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Cinnamon acts like a natural lip plumper and gives you the pout you always wanted. It is also a natural exfoliator and helps you achieve smooth, soft lips instantly. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder
  • ½ tablespoon of raw honey
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and massage it for two to three minutes. 
  • Rinse with warm water and apply lip balm. 

Cinnamon Powder

  1. Coconut & Honey Lip Scrub

Coconut oil is a versatile ingredient and can be used in numerous ways. One of its effective uses is as a lip scrub. It is filled with antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish the skin. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon warm water

Instructions:

  • Mix the coconut oil and honey.
  • Add brown sugar and warm water to the mixture.
  • Rub the mixture on your lips for two to three minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.

Honey

  1. Almond Lip Scrub 

Almond oil helps to rejuvenate dead cells and prevents further chapping of lips. Using this scrub on a regular basis can give you healthy and smooth lips. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar

Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, put coarsely ground almonds.
  • Add honey, sugar and almond oil.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Apply this scrub on your lips.
  • Leave this for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water. 

Almonds

  1. Aloe Vera Lip Scrub

Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient that helps to get rid of flaky skin from your lips. It makes your lip soft and supple and even helps to deal with dark lips. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon powdered rice
  • Aloe vera

Instructions:

  • Put 1 tablespoon of coarsely powdered rice in a bowl.
  • Add enough aloe vera gel to make a paste. 
  • Mix it well and rub it on your lips.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes. 
  • Rinse it off with cold water. 

Aloe Vera

  1. Rose Petals & Milk Lip Scrub 

Rose petals have cooling, soothing and moisturizing properties that are highly beneficial for dry and chapped lips. They also add a natural pink tint to your lips. Cold milk helps in brightening your lips. 

Ingredients:

  • Rose petals
  • Milk

Instructions:

  • Take petals from one rose and mash them well together with milk to make a paste.
  • Rub this paste on your lips like a scrub.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water and then apply a lip balm. 

Rose Petals

  1. Baking Soda

You can also use baking soda to exfoliate your lips and get rid of the dead skin cells.

Instructions:

  • Take ½ tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add little water to form a gritty paste.
  • Gently rub the paste on your lips.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Apply a lip balm.
  • Repeat once a week.
  • Do not leave baking soda on your lips for a couple of minutes as it may have drying effect.

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