When your pucker starts to flake and your lips are looking a bit dry, it’s time to kick your moisturizing routine into overdrive. Lips become chapped for a variety of reasons, from the weather to excessive lip licking. Whatever the cause, ditch your store-bought lip balm and opt for an all natural way to hydrate your pout – coconut oil. The minerals in this sweet oil add plenty of moisture to cure the dryness and make your lips soft, smooth and kissable.
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Mix up a lip scrub to slough off the dry skin. Combine 1 teaspoon of sea salt with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil into a bowl. Dab the mixture all over your chapped lips, then scrub gently with your fingers in a small circular motion. Do this for about a minute, or until your lips feel smooth. Rinse with a washcloth and pat your lips dry.
Replace your everyday lip balm with coconut oil. Dab a few drops of the oil onto your lips several times a day when they’re feeling dry.
Mix a 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ¾ teaspoon of honey to make a homemade lip balm. Stir the ingredients well with a spoon and store in a small container with a lid. Use this lip balm throughout the day to rehydrate your lips.