HOW TO EXFOLIATE LIPS

How to Exfoliate Lips and DIY Lip Scrub

 

Exfoliating your lips keeps them feeling and looking healthy.

But, it’s important to know how to exfoliate lips properly so that you don’t cause any damage.

HOW DO YOU EXFOLIATE LIPS PROPERLY?

There are a number of simple, natural DIY lip exfoliant recipes available for you to try. Consider experimenting with one of these two practical lip scrubs:

1. HONEY-SUGAR LIP SCRUB

  1. Mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar
  2. Massage the mixture into your lips and leave for 10 minutes or so
  3. 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.

HONEY-SUGAR LIP SCRUB

2. LIP BALM AND TOOTHBRUSH LIP SCRUB

  1. Apply a thick layer of your favourite lip balm to your lips
  2. With a clean toothbrush, gently brush your lips in a circular motion

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 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 a lip balm that has an SPF component 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 essential Care Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Hydra IQ will help keep your lips plump and healthy.

 


Homemade Lip Scrubs all the way

Knowing what's in your lip scrub is important. So why not DIY your own exfoliation process? Scroll up to read through our fave recipes.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE LIPS?

Dry or rough lips not only ruin a polished look, they can cause you significant pain and discomfort.
Whether you have been in extreme wind, lots of direct sunlight, or you are just run down, your lips can easily become dehydrated.

Damaged lips can present many symptoms, such as:
  • Excessive dryness
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Bleeding

Avoid pain and discomfort by consistently exfoliating and moisturising your lips.

WHY SHOULD YOU EXFOLIATE LIPS?

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.