Sunday, 19 January 2014

Lip Exfoliation Remedies

Lip Exfoliation Remedies

Lush Lip Scrub

how to exfoliate at home

diy lip scrub

Who doesn’t love having soft, smooth and juicy lips that just scream 'Kiss Me'? Yeah, we all do except some of us *raises hand* are born with naturally super dry lips, which require quite a maintenance to get them look all soft and pretty. Over the years I’ve found that not everything is lost and I can still achieve the perfect pout by doing something very important – exfoliate! This is the step I never skip in my skincare routine and the results are wonderful – hello lustrous lips! Here are my top three ways to get rid of those nasty dry flakes and I also popped a little DIY project at the end, enjoy! :)

Lip scrubs are my favorite way to exfoliate my lips, they are quick and easy to use, not to mention how delicious they could be. Lush lip scrubs definitely take my fancy and they are hands down my favorites! They remove every last bit of dead skin and the oils in them nourish the lips and make them super soft and smooth. Just rub some of the product onto your dry lips and enjoy the yummy flavor (the Popcorn one is especially delicious) and the instant result. Simples.

If you are not into the whole lip scrub thing and you fancy some at-home action – read on. Before I discovered the magic of the lip exfoliators I used to use my mum’s technique for soft lips. It involves a washcloth, a toothbrush, some hot water and two lip balms. The first thing you need to do is apply some solid lip balm to serve as barrier and I like to use my EOS lip balm in Sweet Mint (here). Then take your washcloth and dunk it into a glass of hot water. Squeeze out the excess and make sure the cloth is steaming but it’s not too hot otherwise you may burn your lips (been there, done that and it’s not pleasant - thrust me). Place the washcloth over your lips and hold it until it start to cool down. The heat will help soften the dead skin and will prep the lips for the next step, which is the actual exfoliation. Take a softer toothbrush and start rubbing it over your lips. This will remove all flakes and you will be left with uber soft, smooth lips. Just make sure you don’t rub too much as they might get raw and sore. After you’re done brushing, take your favorite lip balm and apply generously. I adore the Dior Crème de Rose (here) balm as it hydrates and nourishes the lips wonderfully and also smells divine.


If you are on a budget or if you just love a good old DIY project you’ve come to the right place! I absolutely love homemade beauty products and making lip scrub is my specialty. The little potion of perfection that I love making consists of brown sugar, honey and coconut oil. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey. Stir until they form a homogenous mixture and then add two teaspoons of brown sugar. Mix everything together and if you need to you can add some more coconut oil to smooth out and blend the mixture better. Now you’ve done that you just need to transfer the mixture into a clean jar and voila – your organic scrub is ready to use and let me tell you – your lips will be thanking you! The honey and the coconut oil are well known for their moisturizing properties and the brown sugar helps gently remove the dead skin. Enjoy your soft, kissable lips eek! :)

Pucker up lovelies, this is all you need for achieving the perfect soft, smooth lips! Rub some lip scrub or gently brush your lips, pop on some lip balm and embrace your new, irresistibly plump pout!

Have you tried any of these lip-exfoliating techniques? Which is your favorite way to exfoliate your lips? 

Lots of love, 

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39 comments

  1. I love lip scrubs so much especially the Lush ones! Thank you for sharing a recipe to make your own though I'd love to try :)

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  2. Great and helpful post as usual! :) I get really chapped and dry lips during winter, and I found the scrubs help it and now I'm so obsessed with lip scrubs :) I've been eyeing on the LUSH one!
    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  3. I love Lush lip scrubs, those ones are definitely my favourites! :D Although I usually just use a toothbrush to exfoliate my lips. But when I'm feeling fabulous, I ill use Lush. ^_^

    www.amiciarai.com

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  4. i love lush's santa's lip scrub its gorgeous !
    The Inked Blonde

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  5. I love this DIY lip scrub! Definitely worth to try, thanks!

    AlinaErmilova.com

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  6. Hola!! nunca he hecho un exfoliante labial en casa, aunque sería genial! Yo tengo de lUSH el BubbleGum y Santas!

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  7. I've never used a lip scrub as I don't suffer with dry lips BUT I think if I made the one you did I'd just end up eating it anyway sounds so lovely!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  8. I love these products! And I also love that yoy added a DIY. I needed this so baaadly. Thanks for posting! :)

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the lush lip scrubs, they work so well! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. Lip scrubs are lovely and I recently picked up my first lip scrub from LUSH. I got the Santa's lip scrub and it smells great!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  11. I love this idea. Will have to do this for me lips. They really have been getting so dry lately. I love the post and your blog! :) x

    Amzyinwonderland

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  12. Love the pictures and the diy scrub is such a good idea!

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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  13. Lovely post and great idea for the DIY scrub. I love the lush scrubs and really want to get my hands on the Dior lip balm. :) xx
    emmalouisedreams.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love Lush products! And that pink scrub looks so cute. Fabulous post.
    xoxo Aimee
    Bows&Beau-ties

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  15. I have Lush's santa lip scrub & i had a case of dry lips last week & i definitely noticed a difference when I used this :)
    Your DIY lip scrub looks good to try :)
    xxx

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  16. Great DIY-tip! I also use the lip scrub from Lush, good choice! xx

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  17. That DIY Lip Scrub sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing it! Lately I've been using a combination of my Lush mint Julips lip scrub and Dior Creme de Rose balm to battle off the dry lips. (Although within the last day, I may have misplaced my lip scrub haha so the DIY will be coming in handy!)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  18. Great post! I suffer with dry lips too, and that homemade scrub looks fantastic. Honey and coconut too, yum! x

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  19. Such a fan of the Lush lip scrubs! My favourite chapstick is just the simple medicated chapstick so great, wanna try out the Dior creme de rose balm though :)

    www.julieelizabethh.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love the lip scrub from Bliss - if you haven't tried it you must!

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  21. I am mostly going to try the DIY lip scrub! My lips always mess up my lip sticks.

    kristianax.blogspot.com

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  22. Lush's lip scrubs are seriously amazing! That DIY sounds wonderful, will definitely try as I have all the ingredients in my pantry :) x



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  23. I use Lush's lip scrub in bubblegum and love it :) I definitely want to try the DIY one - would save a lot of money & it sounds so simple! x

    Jordan-Alice

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  24. I've heard such great things about the Lush lip scrubs, but I still have never boughten one! I have dry lips all year around, and they are especially bad in the winter!

    www.fashionsontop.com

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  25. I love LUSH's Popcorn lip scrub... just used it today, in fact! YUM.

    xo, alison*elle

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  26. Great post! I've made a lip scrub before with sugar, coconut oil and olive oil and it worked a treat! xx

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  27. I'm curious to try the Lush ones, I've only tried the Love, Teddy Mars! Sugar Scrubbies, and they are soo good! Great article :)

    -Pow!

    http://interruptedpow.blogspot.com

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  28. I love my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub, it makes my lips feel like silk!
    Loved the DIY Lip Scrub though, definitely going to try this out, thank you for sharing :) xo

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  29. Definitely going to try the DIY lip scrub, I have constantly dry lips. I've also tried the popcorn and bubblegum Lush lip scrubs and I preferred the bubblegum but they both taste so nice!

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

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    I'm also posting the best drugstore products for a full face of makeup this wednesday!

    x

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  31. Bubblegum lip scrub is holy grail for me!

    Kate xo / www.beautybabbles.com

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  32. I love homemade scrubs but I think the warm washcloth trick will always be my favorite :) it gets the peely bits off best, I don't even bother with a toothbrush. I have a lip scrub from Smashbox that's sugar and poppy seeds I think (with mint and oil too) and it's pretty good but again, washcloth always wins =)

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  33. Really want the try the lip scrubs from Lush!

    Ray | Obey Ray

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  34. I have really dry lips and always on the hunt for a good scrub :) this home made one looks really great!!!

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  35. I love Lush's lip scrub. I also use the toothbrush technique. I've never made my own lip scrub, but I like to make my own body scrub.

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