How to Heal Chapped Lips? A Dash Of Coffee For Your Cracked Kissers. Checkout DIY Recipes
Since the entire generation 'X' is currently engrossed in the idea of selfies, posing a pout with dry chapped lips, is completely unappealing and a big Thumbs-down!
With the onset of cool breezes welcoming the winter, it is quite common for most of us to smear some lotion onto our bodies to prevent them from feeling dry. But do any of you think about the lips? We are using it throughout the day to interact with the world, and have food, but we still don’t take proper care of our lippies, and the result is dry, chapped lips which might even bleed.
Do you want to dab a layer of the brightly-hued lip balm or try on some gloss to hide away the cracks? Sure, go on! But just give it a few minutes or so and you’re back to ground zero. Well, you are fooling no one, my friend, if the base is dry and cracked, no amount of moisturizer can fill the void unless you prep it up right from the base layer.
Let's be real ladies, flaky bleeding lips are a genuine problem and the best solution is regular exfoliation of the base layer with ingredients that not only remove the dead skin cells but also moisturize and hydrate the skin beneath. Wondering what to do?
Enter, Lip Scrubs, a saviour for your chapped lip problems.
What Is A Lip Scrub?
A Lip Scrub is nothing extraordinary, but a simple exfoliator that helps scourge the dead skin cells from the surface of the lips, leaving supple, rosier skin in its wake. It primarily comprises 2 base ingredients, an exfoliating agent and a nourishing agent.
While there are numerous natural ingredients in hand, one that truly stands apart and brings ashore a wide range of benefits in a strong brew is Coffee!
The granulated grains of coffee not only give you a boost of energy in the morning through a large cuppa but also has wondrous exfoliating qualities as well. It extensively helps in reducing inflammation, wipes out dead skin cells, lessens puffiness, boosts blood circulation and enhances the overall texture of the lips.
So, what are you waiting for? Instead of stirring some coffee into your milk, keep it aside for these wonderful DIY Lip Scrub recipes to flaunt luscious plump lips right away.
Homemade Coffee-Infused Lip Scrubs
Coffee- Almond Oil Scrub
2 tbsp coffee powder
1 tsp honey
1 tsp coconut oil
Mix the coffee granules, honey and coconut oil.
Smear a dollop of it on the lips and gently rub the scrub in circular motions.
Wash off with a soft wet cloth.
How It Works?
The abundance of antioxidants and fatty acids in coconut oil nourishes the lips, while the coffee functions as a natural exfoliator that helps remove dead, chapped skin from the surface. The excellent healing trait of honey moisturizes the skin and helps regenerate new ones.
Coffee-Vanilla Lip Scrub
1 tbsp granulated coffee
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 drops of vanilla extract
¼ tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
Mix all the components in a bowl
Apply a small amount of scrub to the lips evenly and rub slowly
Allow it to settle for some time
Wipe off with a damp cotton cloth and lukewarm water
How It Works?
This natural lip scrub cum pack not only satisfies your vanilla-coffee cravings but the presence of cocoa helps moisturise your lippies intensely while removing tan. The plethora of antioxidants and anti-ageing traits of vanilla extract arrests the signs of ageing and nullifies skin damage due to free oxygen radicals. While olive oil heals cracked lips, honey nourishes them from deep within.
Coffee-Strawberry Lip Scrub
1 tbsp coffee powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
10 drops of almond oil
2 drops of strawberry extract
Mix sugar and coffee in a bowl
Add almond oil and strawberry extract to it
Gently scrub this coarse mixture on your lips for about 15-20 seconds
Wipe it off with a wet wipe or lukewarm water
How It Works?
This delicious bubblegum lip scrub is a delight for your pout. While the dynamic duo of coffee and sugar granules eliminates dead skin cells to uncover healthy skin underneath. Almond oil hydrates and locks moisture into your lips. The addition of strawberry extract bestows a tantalizing fruity flavour to your scrub.