This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Over the past several months, I’ve been making an effort to use natural beauty products. While I’ve been a fan of clean beauty products for years, I’ve recently been learning more about the benefits of non-toxic ingredients in our daily routine. In addition to that, I love doing DIY at-home beauty treatments that boost the appearance of our skin.
In today’s beauty guide, learn 3 natural ways to get soft beautiful lips. From easy exfoliating tips to super-hydrating lip products that contain good-for-you ingredients, here are some of my favorite ways to get soft lips.
Last Fall I discovered an all-natural lip care line at Ulta Beauty called Burt’s Bees Lip Butters. Not only has it become one of my favorite everyday essentials, but it’s also a surprisingly budget-friendly find too.
In case you weren’t aware, Burt’s Bees is recognized as one of the pioneers in the clean beauty industry, as they got their start in the 1980s. While the clean beauty movement has become a trending subject over the past couple of years Burt’s Bees has been producing all-natural, non-toxic beauty products for over 30 years.
They also use eco-friendly packaging (such as recyclable tins) and are a cruelty-free beauty brand too.
Exfoliate Daily with a Damp Washcloth
To get soft beautiful lips, the first step is to regularly exfoliate. Sloughing away dry, dead skin cells is an important step in your skincare routine. After washing your face in the morning, use a damp washcloth to gently exfoliate your lips. This helps to get rid of dry flaky patches that make lips feel rough.
Do a Weekly DIY Hydrating Lip Scrub
In a small bowl, combine avocado oil with brown sugar. Then, using your clean finger apply the scrub to your lips in a circular motion. This helps to exfoliate dry skin, boost circulation (which can help stimulate collagen production), and penetrate the dermis layer (to deeply hydrate the skin). Leave the scrub on for a couple of minutes, then wash off with warm water, and pat dry.
Regularly Apply Moisturizing Lip Balm
Throughout the day, keep your lips hydrated by regularly applying a moisturizing lip balm (like Burt’s Bees Lip Butters). Containing all-natural ingredients (such as responsibly sourced Shea Butter), these deeply-hydrating lip balms lock-in essential moisture into your lips.
These non-greasy, yet creamy, lip balms truly keep lips feeling hydrated all day. Plus they impart a light sheen on your mouth, which makes lips look healthy and supple.
These sumptuous lip balms come in a variety of four botanical flavors (Lavender & Honey, Orange Blossom & Pistachio, Vanilla & Clove, and Rosemary & Lemon). My personal favorite is the Vanilla & Clove scented lip balm, as it provides a subtle flavor that smells great. In addition to that, the scent reminds me of delicious fresh cookies baking in the oven, which is always a cozy and relaxing aroma.
What makes the Lip Butters even better is its convenient packaging. The easy-to-open tin cans make it easy to apply anywhere – whether you’re at home or on-the-go. Plus, you can apply lipstick or lipgloss over the lip balm too. The best part is… each Burt’s Bees Lip Butter is under $5 at Ulta Beauty!
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[Photography by Rachel Krueger.]