Hey my lovelies, hope you are all doing fab today.
Dry, flaky lips how appealing sounding, but this is something that a lot of us struggle with daily. I certainly do unfortunately. Normally the winter plays havoc with lips but for some reason all year round I suffer. I think a lot of it is due to medication which gives me dry skin and the fact I sleep with my mouth open (was that too much info woops)
I used to just apply and reapply lip balm and boy have I tried some amount of different ones over the years, but a couple of years ago I heard about lip scrubs and the benefits they could have. I decided to give this Lush scrub a try, and I have never looked back.
So, fast forward to today and I am using my lush lip scrub every other day along with either the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream or the palmers lip balm. I recently did a post on the palmers lip balm if you would like to check it out.
Lush do the scrubs in loads of different flavours including bubblegum and mint julip. I normally always use the mint julip as I find the bubblegum too sweet, but I know a lot of people who adore this one. One thing I love about this scrub is its all natural and if you happen to lick a bit you won’t be in for a shock. Between you and me manys a time I have licked it off my lips and had to reapply but sssshhh don’t tell!!
The scrub itself comes in a little round glass pot and for £5.50 you get 25g of product and it is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. If I am heading out and using a matte lipstick or one I know is a little bit drying, I will make sure and do a little extra scrub with Mint Julip and apply some balm in preparation.
£5.50 to me is worth it because I wouldn’t be the sort of person to make my own but if you would like to try one for yourself a great simple recipe is:
2 tsp of brown sugar
½ tsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp mint extract or any other flavouring you fancy
Mix the honey and oil first, then slowly add in the sugar and gently mix. Now you can add in your flavouring and depot into a little jar. These can be picked up in lots of shops. You could use mini jam jars also or anything that takes your fancy. When you want to use it just scoop a little out and rub on lips for 15 seconds then rinse off.
I really think using a scrub regularly will keep on top of flakiness and using a good quality balm will help keep the moisture locked in.
Hopefully you have found this review helpful, let me know if you use these Lip scrubs or make your own. Now I am off to scrub mine!