I love lipstick and I feel like wearing lipstick really makes my face pop.It give me that come hither look.But I haven’t always felt confident wearing lipstick , since l have big lips. And the European beauty standard which is force down most people throats here, effected me as a teenager with white kids making fun of my big lips. But as l’ve got older , l was like F the European standard of beauty .I am African not European genetically and many Africans have big lips.I was getting to old to hate on my African looks and pretend to be something I am not. It was time to celebrate my African dna.
But unfortunately lacking in racial self esteem wasn’t the only problem l had. I also had chronic my dry lips. I would wear lipstick and my lips would start peeling around the corners. I didn’t know why. I didn’t realize ,your meant to exfoliates your lips regularly and moisture them. To stop your lips peeling, drying and cracking. I feel like beauty and taking care of your face and body is look down in the age of feminism ,while women, girls chase equal pay and equality in patriarchy society we live in. Women and girls are constantly told in school to learn there AB , Maths and English but not how to look after there skin and hair.I wasn’t taught nothing about looking after my skin and hair at high school. Even though neglecting these things can lead to health problems.The irony of it.Truth feminism I believe would teach young girls to look after the physical health not just there education.Since you only get one body.
This week I started hunting for a recipe to use to exfoliate my lip and solve my chronic dry lips. I found a simple lip scrub recipe on Superdrug.com which can be made with ingredients you have in you kitchen cupboard.Its Coconut Oil lip scrub recipe below.
.Coconut Oil Lip Scrub
- 20mg of organic coconut oil
- 20mg of brown sugar
- 5mg of coarse sea salt
- A drop of your favourite essential oil
I use Coconut oil, plain white Sugar I didn’t have Brown Sugar in the cupboards , Lavender oil and a toothbrush to scrub my lips with the mixed for two minutes. I use medium bristle toothbrush and then wiped it away with a tissue. And then moisture my lips with Palm oil.
My lips felt lovely afterwards and I will try using lip scrub two or three times a week and see if the dry lips problem stops. Have you learnt any new beauty or health tips this week? Please comment below .Please subscribe and share my blog on social media.