Exfoliating your lips keeps them feeling and looking healthy.
HOW DO YOU EXFOLIATE LIPS PROPERLY?
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 lip balm to your lips
- With a clean toothbrush, gently brush your lips in a circular motion
TIPS FOR EXFOLIATING YOUR LIPS
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?
Damaged lips can present many symptoms, such as:
- Excessive dryness
Avoid pain and discomfort by consistently exfoliating and moisturising your lips.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.