Honey, Sugar, & Beetroot?!
Here in New Zealand, the temperature is definitely dropping! Whenever the cold seasons are approaching, I always ‘up’ my beauty routine to keep my skin looking fresh. I love preparing beauty formulas myself; as it is super reassuring to know what exactly is in them! Over the next few weeks, I thought I would share of my favourite (and instant!) beauty tricks for giving your skin a refresh from winter.
Scrubs are one of the best kept secrets for freshening up your lips. And because they’re sugar-based, your lips will taste sweet all day long! This honey and beetroot (!) scrubs is one of my favourites! All you will need is..
Three teaspoons of oil
I used olive oil for this lip scrub – but it is completely fine to use vegetable oil too! Put the oil into a small bowl, and save your spoon – as you will need it for mixing!
Two teaspoons of honey
Nom nom nom! I have a definite ‘Pooh Bear’ syndrome, and honey doesn’t last terribly long in my household! I usually have to make my honey scrub rather quickly, before my taste buds get too tempted!
Two teaspoons of sugar
It doesn’t matter what type of sugar you use. I generally prefer to opt for brown – but only had white available. The sugar is the actual ‘scrub’ and is the key ingredient to making your skin feel so good!
Stir it up!
Use your teaspoon and mix it all up into a gritty paste! I also add the tiniest amount of beetroot juice – it will stain your lips pink; the perfect all natural lipstick!
Apply a generous amount of the sugar scrub on your lips and leave it there for two minutes. It is quite a lovely waiting experience; some of the sugar ineviatably leaks into your mouth! Delicious!