It is now winter and with the cold weather comes chapped lips! Ouch! Chapped lips definitely do not mix with matte or long lasting lipsticks, especially since a lot of so-called long lasting lipsticks tend to dry out your lips even more than usual! Did you know it’s just as important to exfoliate and moisturize our lips as it is our face? Here’s an easy recipe for a DIY plumping lip scrub for soft lips. Soft moisturized lips are essential for a flawless lipstick application, no matter what kind of lipstick you decide to wear.

Here is a simple recipe for a homemade plumping (yes, plumping!) lip scrub. Guaranteed you already have all the ingredients at home!

All you need is:
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
½ tablespoon of olive oil (You could use coconut oil or almond butter, if you prefer!)
½ tablespoon of honey
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients together in a little bowl, et voilà! Super easy!

Apply the scrub to your lips and rub gently on and around your lips. Rinse the scrub off with warm water. Honestly, you could lick off the scrub, it’s pretty tasty!! You will probably feel a little tingling sensation; that’s completely normal. The cinnamon has a natural plumping effect on the lips!

Your lips will be nice and soft and a little fuller! Apply some lip balm afterwards. The act of scrubbing the lips just before will help the lip balm to absorb deeper!

This recipe makes quite a bit of scrub, so it should last you all month long if you’re applying once or twice a week. Just store it in a little container.

All that is left to do after scrubbing and moisturizing is to apply your favorite lipstick and look FABULOUS! I think I can count on you to do that!

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Bisous bisous