The cold weather is here and that means we all start to struggle with chapped lips. Chapped lips can be irritating and painful, make your lips feel extremely dry and tight. It is uncomfortable to say the least. We have a wonderful home remedy that you can use to help with chapped lips this winter. The Coconut and Brown Sugar Lip Scrub.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil, which generally is bought as a solid, is fabulous on the skin. It is deeply nourishing and will leave the skin feeling healthier, moisturised and with a beautiful glow. It also has a whole host of other benefits including aiding the treatment of acne, reducing inflammation, helping protect from damage, reduce healing time for skin and all round leave skin healthier if used regularly.

The coconut oil helps to nourish the skin as the brown sugar removes the dry cracked, skin.

Benefits of Brown Sugar

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Brown Sugar is known for being an exfoliator, removing the dead cells from the skin, leaving the skin looking fresh an healthy. For lips it is fantastic for helping to remove that dry, cracked skin, leaving them softer and plumper.

How to Make the Coconut & Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

For this recipe you only need very small amounts. It is also dependant on how abrasive you want the scrub to be. You can use less sugar for a gentler scrub.

Simply take some brown sugar and mix with coconut oil. The oil, as mentioned above, is usually solid so you will need to ‘cream’ the sugar into the oil, much like when mixing butter and sugar as you are baking.

Once they are mixed together you can use the scrub morning and night.

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Using Coconut Oil Bonus

The fabulous thing about Coconut Oil is just how nourishing it can be. If you pop some into a little tub, you can take it with you wherever you go. It can be applied much like a chap stick, helping to keep the lips moisturised and feeling great all through the winter.

If you wanted to you could even add vanilla to make it even more delectable!

Do let us know what you do to combat chapped lips over on our TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out our Wellness & Self-Care section for more Home Skincare Remedies!

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Erika is bright, bubbly and friendly. Studying to be a counsellor, she is committed to helping others in the pursuit of better mental health. Having suffered from mental health issues herself including severe anxiety and PTSD, she wants to show others that the light at the end of the tunnel is not just a cliché!
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