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
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
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.
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!
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