3 Simple DIY Recipes to Heal Chapped Lips

You probably already have all the ingredients to create these lip remedies. (Photo: Getty Images)

Winter is notorious for drying out our skin. The cold air quickly sucks the moisture right out, creating a flakey, itchy epidermis that we then slather with lotion and healing salve, hoping for some semblance of relief. Although chapped skin is obviously uncomfortable, there’s one sensitive spot that’s affected just as much, and sometimes even more: our lips.

Lips can sorely crack and peel if left untreated during the bitter winter months, and sometimes a swipe of lip balm just isn’t going to cut it. Thankfully, this painful experience can be easily remedied with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your house. Here, we give you the easiest DIY lip balms and scrubs so you can create a smooth pucker in no time at all.

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Delicious Black Coffee Scrub

Ingredients:

½ tsp maple syrup (or honey, if you aren’t vegan)
½ tsp finely ground brown sugar
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp finely ground coffee
Dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice (optional)
1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a clean bowl, making a thick paste. Add spices or essential oil, if desired. Scoop mixture into clean container.

To use, scoop a bit of the mixture onto a fingertip and then gently scrub the top and bottom lips to remove dry, chapped skin.

Recipe courtesy of Clara Williams, founder/owner of skinnyskinny.

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Ultra-Hydrating Lip Salve

Ingredients:

1 tsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of honey

Directions:

Massage on and around lips, and leave mixture on for 5 minutes before wiping off. The coconut oil will restore the lipid layer on the skin while the honey acts as a moisturizing and antibacterial agent.

Recipe courtesy of Joanna Vargas, Celebrity Facialist and Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection.

Related: Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm

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Yummy Matcha Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp Matcha powder

Directions:

Mix ingredients together and apply to lips. Rub in circular motions for 10-15 seconds and wash off. Follow with a lip balm.

Recipe courtesy of Joanna Vargas, Celebrity Facialist and Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection.

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