Take care of your lips! Prepare these natural balms at home

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Chapped or dry lips are common when temperatures are more extreme. You can hydrate them with natural and homemade bombs.

The lips are our smile and a very sensual part of the face. With them we welcome food, express ourselves and kiss. It seems as if her delicate skin is a reflection of her delicate functions.

There are 3 basic cares that the lips require:

  1. Clean. They have to be cleaned daily, especially if you use lipstick.
  2. Exfoliate. Lips tend to flake and chap. A very gentle exfoliation can be performed by applying a specific lip product or by gently rubbing them with a very fine-bristle toothbrush.
  3. Moisturize. To protect them against dehydration, it is essential to use a lip balm that prevents drying, deeply nourishes and protects.

PREPARE YOUR LIP BALMS AT HOME

Some of the basic ingredients of a good natural lip balm are: coconut oil and shea butter.

The coconut oil in external use, it is very moisturizing. To this must be added its antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

The shea butter offers skin protection against external agents and sun. It also softens, nourishes, activates skin regeneration and prevents the formation of lip stretch marks.

Here we propose two 100% vegetable lip balms that you can easily make at home.

MINT BALM

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. candelilla wax
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. shea butter
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil

Preparation

  1. Melt the wax, oil and butter in a water bath. Mix well.
  2. Add the peppermint essential oil.
  3. Pour into the container you are going to use and let it solidify.

TEA BUTTER

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. of your favorite tea (cinnamon, ginger, Christmas, lemon)

Preparation

  1. Melt the butter and oil in a bain-marie and mix well.
  2. Add the tea and let it steep for 10-15 min.
  3. Strain, pour into the final container and allow to solidify.

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