As the winter season is very known for its dry humid hair, with no moisture in the air and the increase in the environmental aggressors, our lips tend to be badly tampered. The common words this season are dry, chapped, tight e.t.c. did I mention the effect of wearing a mask all day?
When all these occur, lip balm is not usually the first place to stop, the first thing to do is to scrub. Scrubbing your lips prep them to be ready for whatever you place on them. It allows your lips to renew their skin which tends to lead to youthful lips. It also allows your lips to absorb the nutrients from your lip balms, lip oils, lip treatments e.t.c. You can also use lip scrubs to prep the lips for application of your makeup like lipstick, lipgloss e.t.c.
Adding lip scrub to your skincare routine, will not only prevent and protect your lips from dryness, flakiness, and so on, it will also treat dry flaky/scaly lips.
Lip scrubs contain ingredients like sugar, fruit seeds, fruit enzymes e.t.c. to buff away dead skin, while ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter e.t.c will add deep hydration to the lips. In other words, these are the ingredients you should look out for when looking for your holy grail lip scrub, natural ingredients that protect, treat, and strengthen skin cells. While these gentle yet effective formulas are great for exfoliating the lips and adding back the moisture the lips lost/need, there are some other lip scrubs that contain exfoliating acids that do the same job.
Finally, when it comes to applying your lip scrub, apply with or without(as some come in stick form) your fingertips in a circular motion to aid exfoliation and wash off or leave on as some might require.
The result? a smoother, softer, youthful, and hydrated kissable pouts.