Yesterday I decided to make my first homemade lip scrub with brown sugar and olive oil. My lips have been more chapped than normal recently; it’s the end of summer and LA’s semi-arid desert climate has been harsh on my skin. I regularly exfoliate my face and body with coffee grounds and baking soda scrubs, but I’ve never made a home treatment specifically for exfoliating my lips. I usually exfoliate them in the shower with a washcloth, but I wanted beef up my process to utilize ingredients that would buff, polish and add a bit of nourishment.
Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Lip Scrub DIY:
½ tsp Brown Sugar
¼ tsp Olive Oil (any brand will do, I used Crafter’s Choice for this project bc I’m seriously into DIYs)
A small container for storage (I used an empty contact lens case)
Mix 1/2 tsp brown sugar with 1/4 tsp olive oil.
Apply brown sugar mixture to lips with fingers and rub into lips in a circular motion for up to 60 seconds. Your lips may turn red from the stimulation. Note: please be sure to spot test the scrub before application. If you experience a reaction, rinse thoroughly and discontinue application. Wipe brown sugar mixture off clean with a warm washcloth or plain water. Pat dry and apply lip balm to seal in moisture.
The result: extremely soft and smooth lips. I’m wearing Mac lipstick in Chili.
Have you ever tried making your own lip scrub? Would you try this one? What was your experience like?