Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Do you scrub up well?

Does anyone else just feel the constantly suffer from flaky, patchy lips no matter how much balm you put on? It seems like every time I go to apply a pretty lipstick or gloss it gets a little gritty from my damn lips!

A long time back I discovered a good bodyshop lip scuff in stick form that I have used a lot in major situations, it is gentle and the stick form makes it easy to apply. The stick does get a little messy as it wears down but it for a while appeased my lip woes.

A month or so ago I came across hugely discounted lip backs by Urban Retreat in Boots, so I thought I would give it a bash as the pack included their lip exfoliator, which I have been using for the past month every so often to smooth them right down, as I have so many pretty new lipsticks I want to try out! It turns out this one is actually only made of honey and sugar and therefore you can just lick it off! Which I do, pretty much everytime as the sugar in it is quite big and gritty, and the smell is crying out to be eaten off. This definatley gives a deeper scrub which I like, but due to its contents I would definately next time just rustle up my own rahter than shell out for one, (this one cost under a £1 in the pack.)

I looked up a few recipes for a few mini scrubs I will most likely try out seeing as it is ingredients that I will most likely have lying around the flat:

Honey Lip Scrub

Step 1
Combine 1 tsp. pure organic honey and 1 tsp. baking soda on a piece of waxed paper. The mixture should resemble a thick paste.
Step 2
Apply the paste to your lips and massage it in gently. Leave it on the lips for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 3
Rinse the honey lip scrub from your lips with lukewarm water, and allow them to dry.
Step 4
Massage 1 tsp. of cold pressed olive oil into your lips.
Step 5
Repeat the honey lip scrub as needed.
Grapefruit Lip Scrub

Step 1
Combine 6 drops of fresh grapefruit juice with 1 tbsp. white sugar. Blend well.
Step 2
Apply the grapefruit lip scrub to your lips and leave it for about 5 minutes.
Step 3
Massage the grapefruit lip scrub gently into your lips, and rinse it off with warm water.
Step 4
Allow your lips to dry, and apply moisturizer or lip balm.

If you are looking to go the next step and make a real near pro one and then fill tubs and keep using then Cosmetic Candy has a great step by step tutorial with video as well.

All the recipes I have looked at suggest just playing around with ingrdients, and I agree. I think as long as you have oliveoil, or honey or old lipbalm to mush into a paste, with brown, caster or cane sugar you can make a scrub that you want, drops of essntial oil can also be addeed if wanted. It is definately an great chance to rustle up some home made beauty for pennies.

Mini Tips I would add in are washing off the scrub in cold water to help seal in the moisture and my day to day tip is just to use your own toothbrush (fully cleaned of all toothpaste!) and buff your lips with the bristles in small circles and just lossen off and remove the old skin. I even keep a separate toothbursh just for this and it proves a great quick and easy solution.
Anyone else made home made scrubs or have handy hints to give my juicy kissable lips :) ?


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Really appreciate you taking the time to comment, thanks for reading Bx

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