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Your dry and dull lips could turn luscious and pink thanks to these 5 DIY lip scrubs

Try these 5 expert-suggested homemade lip scrubs to exfoliate them and get soft lips! After all, lips don't lie!
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Your lips also need some TLC. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Arthi Raguram Published: 5 Oct 2022, 13:30 pm IST
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Getting perfectly soft, supple and pink lips is only possible when you follow a proper lip care routine. And exfoliation has to be a must-follow step if you want luscious lips.

Exfoliation is an excellent and the most effective way to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal beautiful, bright and clear skin. It makes your lips more soft and supple, and lips look plumper as well. It helps with dry, flaky, and chapped lips. Moreover, exfoliation helps in getting rid of lip pigmentation. But you don’t need to go on a treasure hunt at the market to find the best exfoliator for your lips. You can make your own DIY exfoliator at home using some amazing ingredients from the kitchen.

Here are 5 DIY hacks to exfoliate your lips at home:

1. Coffee and olive oil:

Coffee is a great exfoliator as it helps to gently exfoliate the skin and deeply cleanses the pores. Olive oil’s moisturizing properties help to nourish the lips and make them softer. Mix one tablespoon of coffee with one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture to your lips and exfoliate for 2-3 minutes.

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You can use coffee for your face as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Honey and sugar

Honey and sugar combination is the best one to exfoliate your lips to get those perfect pouts. Mix one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of sugar and use this mixture on your lips. Gently rub the mixture until the sugar granules melt. Honey moisturizes the lips while sugar helps to remove dry and flaky skin from the lips.

Also, read: Chapped lips even in summer? 5 DIY lip balms to heal the dryness

3. Sugar and lemon juice

Sugar contains natural skin brightening properties which is great to remove lip pigmentation or dark lips. Lemon juice is loaded with the goodness of vitamin C which helps with skin brightening as well. Take one tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub this scrub in a circular motion for a few minutes. Follow it up with a hydrating lip balm.

4. Cocoa powder and almond oil

Almond oil contains vitamin E which makes the lips soft and hydrated. Cocoa powder is an excellent gentle exfoliator that makes the lip soft and plump. Mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder with one tablespoon of almond oil and scrub the lips for 5 minutes.

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Lip care is important too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Coconut oil and pink salt

Himalayan pink salt is a great way to get rid of those dry and flaky lips. Mix one teaspoon of pink salt with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Be gentle with this scrub as the salt can feel a bit harsh. Coconut oil deeply moisturizes the lips and leaves them soft and supple.


These DIY hacks are not just easy to use but also extremely effective. So, incorporate these awesome DIY hacks in your lip care routine and experience soft and beautiful lips always.

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