How To Exfoliate Lips and DIY Lip Scrub

It's essential to know how to exfoliate lips properly so that you don't cause any damage. The damage or dryness on your lips may be a result of the humid Indian weather, UV-radiation from the sun, incorrect lip care, or stress. Indulging in an exfoliating lip care treatment once or twice a week will help cleanse your lips, so they are left looking healthier than ever.

EXFOLIATING YOUR LIPS KEEPS THEM FEELING AND LOOKING HEALTHY

But, it's essential to know how to exfoliate lips properly so that you don't cause any damage. The damage or dryness on your lips may be a result of the humid Indian weather, UV-radiation from the sun, incorrect lip care or stress. Indulging in an exfoliating lip care treatment once or twice a week will help cleanse your lips, so they are left looking healthier than ever.

HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS

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Make sure your lips are clean of makeup before you start
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Gently exfoliate lips using a toothbrush or flannel to get rid of dead skin
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Use a humidifier to help keep the air around you moist
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Wear a lip balm with an SPF factor if you're exfoliating in the morning or a hydrating moisture lip balm if you're about to hop into bed.

SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS?

It would be best if you exfoliated your lips once or twice a week to maintain soft, supple and healthy-looking lips. Other reasons for exfoliating lips are

  • Remove dry skin
  • Make lips soft and smooth
  • Keep lips moist
  • Make your lipstick look better and stay on for longer
  • Prevent dehydration of the lips which may cause swelling, bleeding or dryness

HOW DO YOU EXFOLIATE LIPS PROPERLY?

There are several simple yet natural DIY lip exfoliant recipes available for you to try. Consider experimenting with one of these two practical lip scrubs for ultimate care:

1. HONEY-SUGAR LIP SCRUB-

  • Mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar
  • Massage the mixture into your lips and leave for 10 minutes or so
  • Remove with the help of a wet face washer

Sugar is an effective natural exfoliant. When mixed with honey, it becomes a great moisturising lip scrub.

2. LIP BALM AND TOOTHBRUSH LIP SCRUB- Apply a thick layer of your favourite moisturising lip balm to your lips. It is best to gently brush your lips in a circular motion with a clean toothbrush.


TIPS FOR EXFOLIATING YOUR LIPS

When exfoliating your lips, remember these important tips.

BE GENTLE
Don't exfoliate lips too hard! Use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips in small circular motions. If your lips are sensitive, use a small children's toothbrush to get the same impact without hurting your skin.

DON'T OVER EXFOLIATE
Limit your lip care exfoliation routine to once a week; this is enough to remove the dry skin to help maintain soft and supple lips.

PROTECT YOUR LIPS
When going outdoors, make sure to apply and reapply lip care products like balms frequently to protect your lips from the harmful sun.

ALWAYS MOISTURISE AFTER EXFOLIATING
Opt for a rich lip balm to hydrate your lips after exfoliation. NIVEA Cherry Shine with Hydra IQ will help keep your lips plump and healthy.

HOMEMADE LIP SCRUBS ALL THE WAY
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