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Give your lips a little TLC

Are your lips in need of a little TLC? Try one of my favorite lip routines and in a week, enjoy smoother, softer lips.

Lip TLC

In my experience, lips seem to get neglected in the summer, and are more of a priority in the winter, especially if you have particularly cold winters! However, I have decided to do this post in the summer. After all, we seem to focus on every other part of our body this time of year.

Start with the lime and honey lip scrub that I previously posted, or any other lip scrub. Each night for a week (or longer – I try to use lip scrub every night), massage your lips for a minute or two using the lip scrub and your finger. Remove the lip scrub – if you’re using the lime and honey lip scrub don’t forget that it is edible, so you’re able to lick it off! After using the lip scrub, apply a layer of lip balm. Lately I have been using a DIY lip balm right before bed. Eventually I will get around to posting a DIY tutorial for it!

As soon as I wake up in the morning I like to apply another layer of lip balm. Try to squeeze a quick application of lip balm into your morning routine. Throughout the day keep your lips moisturized with multiple applications of your favorite lip balm. One of my favorites that I have been using a lot is EOS Sweet Mint.

Check your daily lip routine – do you use a lip product with an SPF? Incorporating this into your lip routine is beneficial, not only for smoother, softer lips, but to avoid the pain of having sun-burnt lips! Ouch.

This lip routine is quick and easy. Don’t stop when the week is up – use regularly to maintain your results!

 

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Lime and Honey Lip Scrub

lip scrub diy

This is surprisingly one of my favorite lip scrubs, I say ‘surprisingly’ because I do not like honey. I guess I am too focused on the results to care about the ingredients. For those of you who do like honey, this recipe is completely edible. I heard about it from a friend of mine, and every time she uses this, she licks it off her lips.

You will need a small glass or plastic container with a lid. If you enjoy making products like this start saving lip balm and eye shadow pots. You can also buy suitable containers if you don’t already have some. I purchased the container I used on sale from CanWax.

Aside from a container with a lid, all you’re going to need to make this is sugar, honey and lime juice.

In your container, combine equal parts honey and sugar, then add slightly less lime juice. If you wish to thicken the product to get more of a scrub, add more sugar. Stir well. If the product starts to separate between uses, give it another quick stir.

Store your lip scrub at room temperature in your lidded container and use once or twice a day. When using, massage onto your lips with your finger and continue to massage for a minute or two.

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