June 15, 2024


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Struggling with dry lips? These celebrity-approved DIY lip scrubs will help

Causing sensitive skin to peel and crack, the forthcoming fall and frost months bring with them dry lips, low temperatures, and the worst of the winter beauty care woes. Drying out the top layer of your skin, it is during these brutal blue times when the surface of your lips requires just as much (if not more) nurture and nourishment as the rest of your face. Enter: DIY lip scrubs. Uncomplicated, economical, and organic, these time tested off-the-shelf lip scrub recipes from your favourite celebrities’ at-home arsenals will blend into your beauty routine seamlessly. Protecting your pout, requiring little to no prep time, and easy on the pocket, find a friend in modest skincare, with Vogue’s roundup of three old-school lip care salves that’ll leave your lips soft, smooth, and supple.

Priyanka Chopra’s sea salt scrub

Making sure she stays true to her traditional roots no matter where she is, the actor, mother, and entrepreneur often indulges in heirloom at-home skin care remedies. In care for her iconic pout, Priyanka Chopra Jonas turns to a humble yet potent kitchen staple, sea salt. Brimming with the exfoliating and hydrating benefits of its components, all you need to do to whip up the scrub is blend together some sea salt, pure glycerin, and rose water as you seem fit. Once the paste is ready, massage it gently in a circular motion over your lips and wash off before wiping dry with a soft towel. Resulting in instantly plumper and softer lips, this scrub is perfect for those with chapped for flaky lips. 

Kourtney Kardashian’s humble honey humectant

The clean beauty guru proves once again that all you really need to bring about the Kardashian beauty bible is a good hard look in your kitchen pantry. An anti-inflammatory and accessible self-care fix that’ll score you the star’s iconic smooth pout, this DIY lip scrub is crafted using the same essentials one might use for baking (making it as appetising as it is effective). To make the Kourtney-approved mixture, mix together with a spatula a teaspoon of sugar and coconut oil each with a scant teaspoon of honey. Scrub the paste gently onto your lips to exfoliate and wash off after with warm water. Remember girls, with DIY skincare we always recommend doing a patch test first to avoid any irritation or complications.  

From the Vogue recommends’ vanity

Fixing all of your lip care woes with just a touch of the festive spirit and right in time for the holiday season, this lip scrub from our vanity will give you something to smile about. All you need to whisk the remedy together is 2 tablespoons of finely grounded coffee, 1/4 a tablespoon of olive oil and a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil (for a refreshing, minty-kick). Rich in antioxidants and resulting in moisturised lips like never before, this salve is a gentle version, crafted to suit any and every skin type. Pro tip: Always moisturise after with a lip balm of your choice for the best outcome. 

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