Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lip Scrub Three Easy Ways

If you are a lipstick lover like me, making sure you lips are soft and flake-free is a must.  An easy way to care for your lips is to exfoliate them with a lip scrub.  I unfortunately suffer from chapped lips year-round. Sometimes all the lip balm in the world doesn't help and the only remedy is to fix the problem by sloughing away the top layer of dead skin.  Here are three easy ways to reclaim your soft lips:

DIY Olive Oil & Sugar Lip Scrub

This is an easy scrub you can make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

What you'll need:

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp White Sugar

To make, simply mix the two ingredients until well combined.  Consistency will be paste-like.  You can add more sugar if you want a grainier scrub. 

Apply a dollop of the scrub onto your lips and massage in small circular motions.  I don't have a set time that I scrub for, I'd say its usually 30 seconds - 1 minute, then I remove it with a damp face cloth.  

You can store the extra mixture in the fridge for about a week.  After that time the scrub starts to get a bit hard but you can rejuvenate it by adding a little more oil and re-mixing.

DIY Lip Balm & Sugar Scrub

If you want to go the even easier route, all you need is your favorite lip balm and some white sugar.

Here I'm using Rosebud Salve, you can even use Vaseline.  Just dip your finger into the product then dip it into some sugar to coat the lip balm.

Same idea here as in the olive oil scrub.  Dab this on your lips and massage in circular motions.  Wipe your lips clean with a damp face cloth.

E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator

Although I love the first two DIY scrub methods, sometimes when I'm in a rush or just don't want to have any sort of clean up I reach for this pre-made lip exfoliator by E.L.F.

You can buy this at Target and its a steal for just $3! To use you simply twist it up and apply it straight from the tube to your lips.  I use the same small circular motions to scrub and then remove it with a damp face cloth. My only complaint with this is that the tube tends to try out. I need to warm it up on my hand for a second to get it going again before I apply it.

Final Thoughts:

My favorite method is the Olive Oil & Sugar scrub because I feel that its the most nourishing and leaves my lips feeling moisturized once the scrub is removed.  

I like to do lip scrubs at night and then follow-up with a lip balm to lock in moisturize.  If you are doing this in the morning, just apply your favorite lip product after cleaning up and you're good to go!

I hope these ideas helped you to exfoliate your lips to make them soft, supple and lipstick ready!


  1. So creative! I love the ELF exfoliator, the LUSH ones are really good too (and they taste great!) I'm going to have to try the olive oil one soon.


    1. I will have to try the Lush ones! They have the most amazing stuff!