Lips

Our lips unlike our skin do not have any oil producing glands. It does become very important that we periodically remove the dead cells that accumulate over the lips and also that we keep them well moisturized.

LIP SCRUB

Lip scrub tend to strengthen the underlying lip tissue as they scrape away the dead skin cells and hence make the lips soft and supple.  Using an all-natural lip scrub has certain added benefits as it prevents the lips from premature wrinkling, promotes healing, removes any pigmentation from the lips and prevents infections.  Here you can find the best 5 home remedies for chapped lips.

You can now make your natural lip scrub at home.

1. Sugar Lip Scrub

As sugar contains glycolic acid, it will help exfoliate the lips.

  1. Take half a teaspoon of olive oil.
  2. Add two tablespoons of white sugar.
  3. Add 1 tsp honey.
  4. Mix this well and apply a small amount of this on your lips.
  5. Massage it for a minute then remove it with a damp towel.

We should use this just once a week as excessive exfoliation can remove moisture from the lips.

2. Strawberry Lip Scrub

The acids from the fruit leave your lips smooth by removing the dead skin cells of your lips.

  1. Crush two large strawberries.
  2. Add 1 tbsp sugar.
  3. Mix this well and rub this mixture onto your lips in circular motions.

Avoid eating excessively salty foods as buildup of salt around the lips can cause them to dry out, also avoid biting your lips as this can remove the protective cover from the lips.

Make sure to drink a lot of water, as this will keep your body well hydrated.


Dark lips to pink lips

Cigarette-smoking or heavy tea and coffee consumption usually causes dark lips excessive exposure to Sun, lack of moisturization, wrong makeup and most importantly contact with harsh chemicals can also darken your lips. Dryness irritation and itching may also accompany dark lips so if dark lips are making you conscious and leaving you worried then try these easy home remedies and may rest assured.  You will be left with beautiful pink lips yet again.

Method 1

  1. Take one teaspoon of almond oil.
  2. Add 1 tsp honey, mix it well.
  3. Gently massage a thick layer of this mixture onto the lips.

Leave it as it is for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with plain water and then pat dry.  Repeat this remedy for about three to four times in a day.

Method 2

  1. Take a few rose petals, crush it to make a paste.
  2. Add one teaspoon of milk cream also known as malai.
  3. Add one teaspoon honey.
  4. Mix it well and apply this paste onto your lips.

Leave it as it is for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Wash it off using some milk and then wash it off using water.

This treatment will remove dead skins off your lips and also make your lips fuller and reddish.

Method 3

  1. Take a pinch of turmeric powder.
  2. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice.
  3. Mix it well, apply this mixture onto your lips.

Leave it as it is for about 10 minutes then wash it off with normal water. Scrub your lips every night gently using a soft toothbrush.  This helps to remove the dead cells.

Make sure you do not use any harsh lipsticks or lip gloss and remember to remove any makeup before you sleep.  You should also moisturize your lips every night at bedtime with some clarified butter also known as ghee.


Homemade lip gloss

 

Lip gloss is a product which helps one get a shiny luster and at times a color tint on the lips.  It also helps to give the lips a temporary enhancement that makes them look full and beautiful.

1. Beeswax and cocoa butter

The wax will give the required shine and cocoa butter will give it color and flavor.

Add two tablespoons of beeswax to a bowl, add three teaspoons of cocoa butter, keep stirring this till the wax and the butter melt. Add half a teaspoon of castor oil, add 1/2 a teaspoon of sesame oil, add 1/2 a teaspoon of almond oil, add two drops of peppermint essential oil, mix this well. Remove the bowl from the vessel, keep stirring till the mixture cools down, and pour this in a small container. You may apply it with a small makeup brush. Since it does not have a dark shade you can use it with any color lipstick you apply.

2. Beeswax and coconut oil

The coconut oil will help to keep your lips moist.

Add three tablespoons of beeswax in this bowl, add 3/4 cup of coconut oil, add 2 teaspoons of almond oil, stir this till the wax melts. Once it’s melted, remove it from the heat and add 15 drops of rose essential oil to this, mix this well and let it cool, transfer this in a convenient container. You may use it with the help of a small makeup brush or an applicator stick.

Always apply the lip gloss in a circular motion this will help it to spread evenly and last longer.

Lip gloss in 40 seconds.

  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Place a glass bowl into it.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of beeswax to the bowl.
  4. Put ¾ cup coconut oil.
  5. Add 2 tsp of almond oil.
  6. Stir till the wax melts.
  7. Take out the glass bowl from saucepan.
  8. Add 15 drops of rose essential oil.
  9. Mix it well and transfer this to lip gloss container.

Lip gloss is ready to use.


Lipstick

Conventional lipsticks usually contain toxic ingredients like lead and parabens that can be harmful for your health.  These toxic substances can cause allergies and skin damage.  All this we think is a sufficient reason to choose natural lipsticks over artificial ones.

Red Lipstick

Heat three cups of water in a saucepan, now place a glass container on the saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of beeswax to this bowl, add 1 tsp of shea butter, add 1 tsp of coconut oil, keep stirring while the mixture melts.  Once done, remove the bowl off the flames, add a pinch of natural organic red food color, add a drop of peppermint essential oil, mix this well, transfer this in a storage container.  The lipstick is ready.  Apply this with the help of a lipstick brush.

Brown Lipstick

Heat three cups of water in a saucepan, now place a glass container on the saucepan, add 1 teaspoon of beeswax to this bowl, add one teaspoon of cocoa butter, add one teaspoon of coconut oil, keep stirring till the wax melts.  Remove the bowl off the flame, add a pinch of organic cocoa powder, add a pinch of cinnamon powder.  Add a drop of rosehip essential oil, mix this well and transfer this to a container.  The lipstick is ready.  Apply this with the help of a lipstick brush.

Store the container in a cool place, also make sure that you only fill the container to ¾ of its capacity as the contents may expand after cooling down.


What is lip balm and how does it help for my lip care?

Lip balm is a mixture of ingredients and is considered to be one of the best lip moisturizer. You can make your own natural lip balm/organic lip balm at home.

How to make a best lip balm?

With the help of lip balm you can keep your lips soft and very glossy and you feel yourself as “best lip balm” ever.

Take 1 TSP white petroleum jelly, 1/2 TSP organic honey and 1/2 TSP eye shadow. You can take eye shadow of any color you like.

First thing that you need to do is, take some petroleum jelly in a pan and heat it little bit so that it turns to liquid state. You can keep it in sunlight also or you can heat it either in microwave or on gas burner.

Once you heat the petroleum jelly, the jelly slowly turns to liquid. Once the petroleum jelly has become liquid, add eye shadow to it and mix it up well.

Next, add the honey and stir it until it is properly mixed.

Now you can see the lip balm ready and you can store it wherever you want in a small container. Once done, allow the lip balm to cool. Once it is cooled, you can see jelly-like cream. You can apply it on your lips for a soft and fresh lips.

Do I need to stay at home after applying this lip balm?

You no need to stay at home after applying the above lip balm. You can go for your daily routines and continue normal lifestyle.

Can I prepare it as a lip chapstick?

Yes, you can. This will be your best chapstick so that you can apply on your lips every 4 to 6 hours wherever you are.