Most of us are in pursuit of BIG LIPS. I mean, who doesn’t want to look like Angelina Jolie, right? Most of us, myself included, are not in the market to get lip injections-plus it really goes against this whole diy skin care thing. Well, luckily there are alternatives that are natural and easy to do to get that bee stung look! One in particular is exfoliating your lips on a regular basis. Keep reading for a quick and easy tutorial on making your own plumping lip scrub!
First off, let me explain why exfoliating plumps up lips. By scrubbing your lips you are revving up blood flow. Anywhere blood rushes to, the skin will swell up. Removing dead skin will smooth out your lips, giving your lips a plumped up look. By using a moisturizing oil as the base for our scrub, we will be nourishing the skin. When skin is well hydrated it will appear more smooth and plump. Finally, by adding a bit of cinnamon, your lips will become irritated-our bodies natural reaction to irritation is to become inflamed. That’s why lip plumpers burn.
So, let’s get started!
DIY Lip Plumping Scrub
- Melt 2 tbsp. of Coconut oil (find it HERE)
- Mix 1 tbsp. of sugar with the coconut oil
- Add 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil to mixture
- **OPTIONAL**Thoroughly mix 2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil (find it HERE) or you can also use 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, clove or cayenne pepper.
- Transfer to a 2 ounce container.
**I suggest you use your scrub once a week. Too much irritation is a really bad thing. Be sure to wash your hands afterwards, cinnamon will burn if you rub your eyes.
Follow up with your favorite lip balm and enjoy your nice plump lips!