My lip care routine consists of three remedies which seem to be working for me this far.
Easy peasy lip balm
And I mean not the tinted, flavoured ones. Go for something that is guaranteed to keeps your lips moisturised. I am currently using the Labello Med Repair and although I have to reapply often, it leaves my lips feeling smooth. This is perfect for day-to-day use.
Sweet DIY lip scrub
Although the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush is still a favourite of mine, I am in no hurry to purchase it anytime soon because of how simple and effective this DIY is.
- 2tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix all these ingredients until well combined. The texture should resemble a sticky mess that smells like vanilla heaven. Depot into a bottle or container and keep it in the fridge. I recommend using this once a week, applying it on for about five to eight minutes before washing it off. Take it out a few hours before you want to use it so that it is at room temperature.
I do this whenever I am going to apply lipstick. Dab your lips with a thin moisturiser, lotion or even body cream. Then proceed to rub firmly away with a towel. It will remove all the excess skin and prime your lips.
It isn’t even that much effort but makes all the difference! What works for you?