One of my biggest pet peeves is the feeling of chapped lips, so that’s why I pretty much always have lip balm on me. It’s definitely a must have because the feeling of dry lips can strike anytime. Especially now that it’s getting chillier out. Trust me, nothing is worse than putting lipstick on less than moisturized and conditioned lips. Luckily, I also have a secret weapon, this three ingredient lip scrub which is a total life saver. Whenever I start to feel that my lips aren’t in tip top shape, I whip up this scrub.
This sugar scrub is seriously the best! I already love sugar scrubs because they are a gentle way to exfoliate your skin but this one is especially amazing. It’s all natural and made with beneficial ingredients! It consists of only three ingredients that you most likely already have sitting in your kitchen right now. It’s made with sugar, coconut oil and orange zest. Coconut oil is the ultimate natural moisturizer, plus it smells amazing. The orange zest adds natural fragrance, plus it’s a great source of vitamin C!
Oil pulling has become a popular and interesting trend, involving swishing a tablespoon of an oil for 20 minutes in your mouth. Oil pulling has show to combat dental issues like gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath through removing the cells skin, covered with lipids and fatty membranes. When these cells are contacted with oil, they will naturally bond together and are eliminated by spitting the oil out. Oil pulling is a great supplement to include in your dental care routine in addition to brushing and flossing.
My obsession started a few years ago when I had a major reliance on acid reducers (aka, proton pump inhibitors... aka Nexium, etc). I was on a ski trip in Aspen a week before my foot surgery and I was taking Advil every single day to combat the altitude sickness. Little did I know, I was creating a major peptic ulcer that I would have for many years.