For ethically-minded consumers and those looking for alternative beauty solutions, there aren’t many options when it comes to finding the right products that are also wallet-friendly! But we have a solution! You can make a lip scrub yourself using basic ingredients from your own kitchen! We bring you 6 vegan recipes for lip peeling.
Lip scrubs mainly contain two components: emollient and exfoliant. Emollient provides a hydrating base for exfoliant, which makes it easier to apply the product on the lips. Emollients in lip peels are usually light butters or oils, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or shea butter. The exfoliant in most lip peels is sugar. Sugar is gentle on soft lip skin, but still effective in exfoliating chapped skin. Emollient and exfoliating work together to hydrate and smooth the lips.
Lip peeling is necessary to keep your lips healthy and hydrated. Your lips, just like your face, have a lipid layer: a protective layer that maintains moisture balance.
When your lips are dry and chapped, that layer of lipids becomes unbalanced, posing a problem. The skin peels and crumbles, enticing you to tear it off and peel it. Lip scrub is a key element in removing chapped, dead skin and helps the lip balm to penetrate and balance that lipid layer. Even if you don’t usually wear makeup, who doesn’t want soft, healthy, perfectly smooth lips?
Excessive dead skin and dry lips can also cause premature aging. If you want a youthful look, you need healthy and youthful lips. Effective hydration after a good lip peel is the best form of anti-aging lip care.
Benefits of lip scrubs
- It gives the lips a shine and is ideal for women who use less lipstick
Lip scrub gives the lips a natural shine, the lips look fuller and hydrated. Just like your face, your lips have a protective layer that locks in moisture. This layer dries and becomes cracked when moisture is lost. In this scenario, scrubs save your lips. Lip scrubs stimulate the hydration of the lips and nourish them with a yellow glow. In fact, the deposition of dead skin on the lips gives signs of premature aging. A good lip scrub is essential because it keeps your lips youthful.
2. Cleanses your lips to improve the application of the appropriate shade of lipstick on your lips
Your stunning new shade of lipstick or gloss will not really overshadow when applied to colorless lips. Lip scrub will make your lips a uniform texture on which lipsticks are applied smoothly, even if you haven’t applied lip balm.
3. It gives the lips natural health, care rich in vitamins and is ideal for women who love simplicity
Lip scrubs remove chapped skin from the lips by stimulating the growth of new skin cells, making them soft and smooth. Lip peeling on a weekly basis will keep your lips soft and retain moisture while keeping your skin from cracking.
How often do lip peeling?
Once a week should be enough. But if necessary, you can increase to twice a week. More than that can do more harm than good!
Peeling ingredients can be:
Coconut oil: with vitamin E content and nutritious fatty acids, it has amazing hydrating power
Olive oil: like coconut oil, olive oil is rich in vitamin E and helps block moisture
Brown / white / coconut sugar: these sweet granules provide effective exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and leaving lovely smooth lips
Coffee grounds: like sugar, coffee grounds are great for exfoliation and contain antioxidants that can help promote collagen levels
Agave syrup: A vegan alternative to honey, agave has antibacterial and anti-aging properties that help brighten your natural lip pigmentation
Cocoa powder: not only does it smell great, but it is also rich in antioxidants
Vanilla extract: gives a fine scent and has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin
Ginger root: fresh ginger improves skin elasticity with its high levels of antioxidants
Lemon peel: helps tighten skin and even out skin tone
Cinnamon: it is full of antioxidants, brightens dark lips, and the use of cinnamon as a lip scrub results in plump lips
6 Recipes for lip peeling
1. Creamy coconut and vanilla scrub
2 teaspoons agave syrup
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Vanilla extract to taste
Mix agave syrup and coconut oil in a small bowl. Add brown sugar and combine lightly. Add the vanilla, drop by drop until you get the flavor / scent you prefer. If you prefer a thick consistency, add more brown sugar and combine gently. Finally, place the mixture in a small bowl and seal well.
2. Chocolate peeling
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 ½ teaspoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon agave syrup
Mix the sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl until well combined. Finish the exfoliation by mixing the wet ingredients, adding more sugar if the consistency is too moist to your liking. Finish by placing the mixture in a closed container.
3. Cinnamon peeling
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon agave syrup
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Mix all the ingredients and place the lip scrub mixture in a clean airtight container. Apply a rich scrub on the lips and leave for 2 to 3 minutes. Cinnamon can cause mild irritation. Now gently massage the scrub on your lips. Wash your lip scrub with water. Dry your lips and apply lip balm or lip oil.
4. Mint peeling
2 tablespoons of coffee grounds used
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Put two tablespoons of coffee grounds in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and with a spoon mix the oil and coffee grounds to create a paste. Add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil and mix well.
5. Lemon and ginger peeling
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger root
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
½ teaspoons of agave syrup
Stir in the coconut oil and agave until well combined. Add sugar, ginger root and lemon zest and mix well. For an extra lemon peel, add a few drops of the lemon juice from which you took the peel. Store in a bowl and refrigerate.
6. Strawberry and kiwi peeling
1 option to share
1/2 mashed kiwi
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Make strawberry and kiwi puree in a blender and set aside. Add sugar and olive oil to a small bowl. Stir the mixture until well combined. Add the mashed fruit to the mixture and mix well.
Take a moment to take care of your lips - use these lip scrubs at home and treat yourself to a little care for the sweetest and softest lips ever. We are sure you will love them.