My lips are one of those areas of my face that I will admit gets neglected. I wear a protective lip balm to keep them hydrated, but when it comes to pampering them I am neglectful.
Lately I have been making it a beauty priority to give my lips their very own spa time. I exfoliate them, apply a lip mask and hydrate them the same way I do with the rest of my face. I’ve realized that it is actually extremely easy to whip up lip care treatments with a lot of the items in my refrigerator for soft, plump, hydrated lips.
A great lip scrub can be created by combining coconut or olive oil, with honey, brown sugar and lemon juice. Just mix together to form a paste then apply with your fingers in a circular motion. I also like to let this scrub sit on my lips for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. A great moisturizing lip mask can be made by simply mixing equal parts honey with equal parts lemon juice. The lemon juice works as a gentle exfoliant while the honey is extremely moisturizing (don’t apply if you have any cuts though, as it may sting.)
If your lips are really dry and feeling irritated, apply one of my all time favorite spa product to your lips…cucumber. Yes the same cucumber found in infused spa water and it’s coolness used to depuff eyes. Just gently rub a slice of cucumber over your lips until they are saturated with the cucumber juice then let sit for a bout 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water. These lip treatments are fast, easy and effective, but I would recommend doing test patches before since some people are highly sensitive to lemon juice as well as raw honey. Your lips are going to feel softer, smoother and kissable in no time!