Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

All of my DIYs are borne of some sort of failure. So when I walked into a Sephora store yesterday morning and saw an array of punch-colored lipsticks and lip stains, I knew I needed to make a change. You see, the weather in LA has been super dry and lip balm just isn't working hard enough to hydrate my chapped lips. I spotted a sugar lip scrub loaded with a billion-and-one odd-sounding chemicals and decided against buying it. When I got home, I raided my pantry and whipped up my own scrub that was both all-natural and came at low/no cost to me--all good things! I combined equal parts brown sugar (natural exfoliant), olive oil (moisturizer), honey (alpha hydroxy) and lemon juice (lightener) in a bowl and rubbed it on my lips in a circular motion for about 10 seconds. It tasted good and sloughed off the dead skin that had accumulated there all winter. More importantly, it allowed me to glide on a fuchsia lipstick that I've been dying to rock all season.

1 comment:

  1. A) Your gorgeous B) This is one of my favorite DIYs that I can actually do. I too want those scrubs at Sephora.. but $22 bucks isn't really in my price range. :)
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