DIY: Teeth and Lips Ready for Summer

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DIY: Teeth and Lips Ready for Summer

Pampering for your mouth

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Make your teeth and lips ready for summer! Easy DIY recipes for teeth whitening and baby-soft lips. Read on and learn how to simply create glow and shine for your teeth and lips at home.

 

 

All-Natural Teeth Whitening:

– with just 3 natural ingredients

  • 110 ml coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

 

Coffee is probably something I will never stop loving, but I can’t say that my teeth love it as much. The down side is of course stains and yellow tone to your teeth. With this easy DIY hack you can make your teeth ready for the summer (and for whenever) and get back a bright, white sparkle over time. Say goodbye to chemicals and expensive teeth whitening at the dentist!

 

I’ve made the argument for having turmeric at home before, and here’s yet another reason why you should love the spice. The benefits of turmeric is huge – this time you can create an all-natural and safe DIY teeth whitening solution.

 

How to make:

  • Mix all ingredients into a small glass jar until combined well.
  • Brush your teeth as normal with toothpaste.
  • After, use a separate toothbrush and add some of the mixture onto the brush.
  • Brush teeth with whitening mixture for up to one minute.
  • Spit and rinse! Voilá!

 

Note: Use a separate tooth brush, because we all know how turmeric can stain, and to avoid color staining – make sure not to use a white towel when you wipe your mouth. The treatment is safe to use multiple times a day.

 

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All-natural teeth whitening

 

Hydrating Lip Treatment:

– exfoliate and mask your way to plumping lips

We all want natural soft, shine and plump – also know as lips that’s ready for summer kisses! Because the skin on our lips features some of the thinnest skin on our bodies, they need some extra care to maintain a healthy, soft appearance. And here comes the perfect at-home DIY solution: hydration with manual exfoliation followed by a soothing, plumping mask.

 

By utilizing natural fruit enzymes for exfoliation and the antibacterial properties of honey, you can make a smooth lip treatment – with just a few ingredients (that you probably have at hand).

 

Exfoliation scrub:
  • Less than 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar (if you use coconut sugar, make sure to add some extra)
  • Less than 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A little non-citrus fruit like strawberry, papaya, or grapes

 

Gently buffing away dry skin is the first step to soft lips. Make the scrub by mixing coconut oil, granulated sugar, and honey in a small bowl. Mash a little non-citrus fruit like strawberry, papaya, or grapes until chunky and mix into the scrub. This adds both vitamins and light exfoliating acids.

 

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Strawberry are not just yummy.

 

Soothing mask:
  • 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt (or any animal milk-based yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

 

Next you create the mask by mixing Greek yogurt and honey. Set aside. Once you have both mixtures ready, massage your scrub over dry lips using gentle motions until lips feel baby soft, about 30 seconds. Rinse off and immediately apply a thick layer of mask to lock in the moisture from your scrub. Allow the lactic acid in the yogurt and antibacterial and hydrating properties in the honey work for a few minutes before rinsing. End the treatment with a rich balm.

 

 

Bonus: Lip Balm Dotcom

My favorite lip balm of all times! The Balm Dotcom from Glossier leave the lips looking smooth and hydrated, but not too shiny. It’s formulated with nature’s heavy duty moisturizers; castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin— with a dense, waxy texture that stays in place to seal in moisture. Choose between 8 flavors where some go on clear and the others give a sheer tint.

Your lips will thank you!

 

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You will not regret going all Glossier on your lips.

 

Now you have both teeth and lips ready for summer!

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