Dry lips. Sometimes you have days when it doesn't matter how many layers of lip balm you apply: your lips remain bone dry. First of all, always remember to drink good water. A lack of moisture can cause your skin and therefore also your lips to have to endure a lot. If you want to give your lips a little extra after drinking those two liters of water, consider a homemade lip scrub. With just two ingredients you have a great product for the softest lips. If you don't like the smell of shea butter, you can replace it with mango butter. Mango butter is just as nourishing as shea butter, but has a much milder scent. With this recipe you can kill two birds with one stone. You can very gently remove the dry skin from your lips with the fine sugar and with the shea or mango butter you will give your lips a soft and cared for feeling again. Both butters are full of vitamins A and E that soften and hydrate the skin. What do you need:
How to make the lip scrub: Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until you have a smooth mass. Make sure that the sugar does not dissolve in the butter.
How to use the scrub: Apply the mixture generously to your lips and scrub your lips with your finger for 1 minute. Do not use a toothbrush at all, this can be too intense. After a minute, wipe off the scrub with a cotton pad and wash your lips with lukewarm water. Finally, apply your favorite lip balm, or a little shea or mango butter to your lips.