Protect your lips with these natural and homemade lipsticks

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With some basic and natural care, you will prevent the delicate skin of the lips from drying out and cracking. Protect them and smile!

Lips are subjected to the attack of pollution, dryness and extreme cold or heat on a daily basis. Even colds, fever, or a diet deficient in vitamins A, B, and We can affect you. Lips lose their natural hydration and become dry, flaky and cracked within hours.

The skin of the lips needs specific products because it is different. It is actually a transition between the skin and the mucosa. They are more sensitive and need more hydration. To keep them healthy, especially in winter, the lips need simple periodic care: that we exfoliate them, hydrate them and protect them from the sun and cold.

THREE BASIC LIP CARE

·         Exfoliate: used to remove dead cells and keep skin healthy. Ideally, exfoliate your lips when you see signs of dehydrated skin, never more than once a week. Use a soft brush or lip scrub and use circular motions over your lips to boost circulation.

·         Moisturize: after exfoliating it is mandatory. The difference is that you can hydrate your lips every day, even several times a day if the weather is cold or dry, or you’ve had the flu or fever. Just apply a drop of vegetable oil and spread it with your finger so they don’t dry out.

·         Protect: if you go to the beach or the snow, never forget your moisturizing and protective balm.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIPSTICKS

ALOE CINNAMON SCRUB

You will need a small saucepan, a teaspoon and a glass jar with a lid, previously disinfected, to store the scrub (20 or 30 g). It can last up to 1 month in the fridge, as the cinnamon, oil and salt will help to preserve it. Do not forget to label it with the content and date of production.

Ingredients:

·         1 teaspoon of aloe gel

·         1 teaspoon of superfine table salt

·         2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil

·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Elaboration:

1.   Mix all the ingredients and stir until they are completely integrated. If you think it is necessary, add one more teaspoon of olive oil.

2.   Apply a small amount of scrub with a soft brush or your fingers, and massage in circular motions.

3.   Rinse your lips with normal to cold water and pat them dry.

CALENDULA PROTECTIVE BALM

You will get 15 g of balm. Have a pot, a glass jar, and a teaspoon handy. Cocoa butter protects lips, coconut oil hydrates them, and calendula and vitamin E help repair them.

Ingredients:

·         3 teaspoons of cocoa butter

·         3 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil

·         3 teaspoons calendula oil

·         3 drops of vitamin E

Elaboration:

1.   Melt and integrate the butter and oils in the pot in a water bath.

2.   Transfer a teaspoon of the balm to a plate, wait a few seconds, and check its hardness. If it is soft, add cocoa butter; if it’s hard, calendula or coconut oil. Remove from the heat, add the vitamin E and pour into the pot. Let cool, cover and don’t forget to label it!

3.   You can add lemon balm or lavender essential oil, no more than two drops in this formula. They give aroma and are soothing. Avoid them if it is for children or pregnant women.

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