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Your Kitchen has the Ingredients to Make the Best Natural Lip Scrubs

Your Kitchen has the Ingredients to Make the Best Natural Lip Scrubs

Winter has come and so have chapped lips. Biting, tugging, or peeling dead skin from your lips could mean bleeding and sore lips. To maximize the effectiveness of lip balms and to keep lips moisturized and soft, it is best to use a weekly scrub. Before you head off to buy a lip scrub, the best ingredients can be found in your kitchen!

Why Should You Exfoliate Your Lips?

Just as your body needs a weekly scrub, so do your lips! Exfoliating every week can:

  • Get rid of the dry skin and allow lips to build fresh, healthy, smooth skin.

  • Help remove impurities that may lead to sores.

  • Leave lips smooth, allowing balms to be effective and long-lasting.

  • Increase blood circulation to lips, giving them a healthy look.

  • Make lips look pinker because of fresh new skin.

  • Minimize dark spots on your lips.

  • Even out lip texture.

Before You Begin, Here Are A Few Points to Remember:

The skin on your lips is tender, sensitive, and fragile.

  • Exfoliate only once a week.

  • Massaging must be gentle in order to not rub away too many layers of skin and leave lips raw.

  • Don't rub lips for more than two minutes.

  • Wash your lips off with hygienic water.

  • Apply a lip balm right after exfoliation to keep lips moisturized and hydrated.

  • Use deep moisturizing lip balms that have natural herbal actives to protect lips after exfoliation.

  • Never use a toothbrush on your lips as it may rub away many layers of skin.

  • Avoid scrubs that have harsh chemical ingredients which will worsen chapped lips.

  • Stop using any product or scrub which irritates your lips.

  • Avoid lip exfoliation if your lips are already severely chapped or dry.

The Magical Ingredients

A good scrub routine contains a combination of an exfoliator, to remove dead skin, and moisturizer, to hydrate lips. Ideal ingredients for lip exfoliation include sugar, ground coffee beans, or cinnamon powder, which gently remove the dead skin layer.

Ingredients to moisturize lips include Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Honey, or Aloe Vera which provide precious moisture, keeping lips hydrated, soft, and supple.

Experiment with different exfoliator and moisturizer combinations every week to leave your lips fresh and natural looking! Don't forget to apply a lip balm that has herbal actives like exotic Vanilla, healing Cocoa or refreshing Strawberry, Peach, or Litchi to keep your lips hydrated.