Exfoliation is a key for any proper skin care regimen. Skin on the lips is more delicate than other areas, and deserves some special treatment. Sugar scrubs are commonly used on the body, but a great sugar lip scrub also serves as a sweet way to keep your lips smooth and healthy. Keep healthy, kissable lips all year-round with a little extra T.L.C!
Benefits of a Sugar Lip Scrub
Sugar is a natural humectant, which means it draws in and retains moisture. Moisture is the ultimate goal when it comes to maintaining glowing skin anywhere on the body. Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).
Glycolic acid has the ability to penetrate skin and break down the compounds that bind skin cells together. This encourages regeneration and a fresher, younger-looking layer of skin. It is a common ingredient in many skin products used to treat aging and sun-damaged skin.
Though it may not be ideal on the waistline, these benefits, along with its course texture, make sugar a great exfoliant for the lips!
Three Simple Ingredients
Sugar- Brown or Coconut
Receptra CBD Oil
Receptra Sugar Lip Scrub
What makes Receptra’s Sugar Scrub recipe extra awesome is the added bonus of skin-nourishing oils in Receptra’s Active CBD hemp oil. One dropper of “Active” contains:
And of course, pure CBD hemp oil and all its benefits
The honey serves as an antibacterial and a perfect addition to create a perfect consistency for the lip sugar scrub.
- Brown or coconut sugar are great options. They are softer sugars than the white granulated variety and may be more appropriate for sensitive skin. Turbinado (aka- raw sugar) is too coarse to be used on the lips.
1 dollop of honey
- Any type of honey will do, from high quality manuka to the honey out of your hive in the backyard. There should be enough added to form a smooth but still granulated consistency with the sugar.
1 dropper full of Receptra Active CBD oil
- Any of the Receptra oils may be used here for great benefits. The tinctures in the “Active Lifestyle” line all contain additional oils.
Mix all of the ingredients together and apply to lips. Rub to exfoliate and peel away dead skin cells. Try not to lick your lips even though it may be delicious. Wash off the scrub with water and immediately apply lip balm to help retain moisture.
The lip scrub can be stored for a month in a sealed container and it is recommended to exfoliate the lips once or twice a week. If you don't feel like storing your remaining scrub there is another option for use. Sugar, honey and Receptra are a great addition to a warm cup of tea!