As much as I love the holidays (the food, the time spent with family, the presents), I don’t love the cold, dry weather that accompanies them! Colder weather means dry skin & hands, static-y hair and most annoyingly – dry, chapped lips! Ugh! I literally go through gallons of lip balm this time of year!
Luckily, my friends at Vital Proteins have come up with a fun, easy and delish way to get your lips soft, smooth & under the mistletoe kissable! 😉
Vital Proteins Candy Cane Lip Scrub
2 Candy Canes
1/2 scoop Beef Gelatin
2 tbsp. water
Crush candy canes, using a food processor, or by pressing them with the back of a spoon in a plastic bag (sandwich bags work great!). The finer the better!
In a small bowl, pour 2 tbsp. of water (cold or room temperature works best) on top of the candy canes.
Add 1/2 scoop of Beef Gelatin and mix together.
Apply the mixture to your lips using your finger or a toothbrush for extra exfoliation.
Rinse with water to remove.
Benefits of Vital Proteins Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin:
- Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair & stronger nails
- Promotes a more restful & deeper sleep
- Helps manage a healthy weight
- Promotes bone & joint health
- Promotes a healthy immune, digestive & central nervous system
- Comes from pasture raised, grass-fed bovine
- GMO, gluten, preservative, sugar & ractopamine free
I’ve been using the Beef Gelatin powder for almost a week and I love it as much as I love the Marine Collagen & the Beauty Greens (see review here). And because this is a gelatin, I have only been using it in hot liquids – I used it in an Indian Sauce one night for dinner, and because it is completely tasteless, I also used it in my oatmeal, and in my coffee. 🙂
Adding collagen to my diet on a consistent basis has been a real life changer for me! My joints & back ache less, my skin looks better, my hair and nails are stronger and grow faster and my weight is more manageable (which is good because pizza!). I can’t wait to try more recipes with the Beef Gelatin! 😀
Have you guys ever tried Vital Proteins? Do you use collagen in your diet? What do you think of this DIY lip scrub?
Peace & love,
*Product was sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own. DIY recipe was shared with permission.