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How to Use Lip Scrub to Exfoliate Lips

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Since lips are the part of our face that has sensitive skin, we should give them proper care to have kissable lips. Lip scrubs come to our rescue to perfectly exfoliate lips and give us a healthy, beautiful pout. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of lip scrubs, and how to use them to exfoliate lips effectively.

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What Are Lip Scrubs Made of?

Lip scrubs are used on the lips to hydrate and remove dead cells. In the process, the lips get softer and free from being chapped.

Lip scrubs are made of ingredients that work to moisturize and make the lips smooth. Their contents can be grouped into two:

  • Emollient
  • Exfoliant

Lip exfoliant helps to remove the dead cells, while the emollient lubricates or hydrates the lips making the scrub easier to apply on the lips.

Lip exfoliants are mostly made of sugar, while emollients are made of plant seeds butter or oils like jojoba oil. Sugars are gentle, and they will help to remove the dryness and irritating chaps of the lips.

You should know the contents of the lip exfoliator before you use it. And because you could be tempted to taste them, you should read the instruction on the products. See if the ingredients are worth tasting.

Depending on the product manufacturer, lip scrubs can be produced with waxes, oils, fats and butter as emollients, while sugar still serves as the exfoliant. If you touch the content, you will feel a rough semi-liquid in your palms. The roughness is the presence of the exfoliant – like sugar – in your palms.

Lip exfoliators are often made in form of your lipstick for easy application. Usually, users pick the tube and apply the contents straight on their lips. Lip scrubs also come in small jars you can carry with you wherever you go.

In general, you should look for the following ingredients in good lip scrubs:

  • Sugar
  • Oils: jojoba oil or coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Wax
  • Other natural products

For homemade lip scrubs, you can use the following ingredients:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut or nutmeg
  • Vaseline
What Are Lip Scrubs Made of? Lip Scrub Ingredients

Benefits of Lip Scrubs and Polishes

As the name suggests, lip exfoliators come to exfoliate and give you softer, more beautiful lips. Their benefits generally include:

  • It hydrates, moisturizes and helps to develop a healthy lip.
  • Lip exfoliators help to remove dead cells from the lips manually as against chemically.
  • Lip scrubs are used before applying lipstick to enhance the beauty.
  • It is used to treat chaps.
  • It improves the penetration of other products such as lip balms.
  • Lip scrub is highly beneficial during winter when the weather is usually cold because it treats chapped lips.
  • See it as an anti-aging treatment for the lips. The lip becomes softer and tender and as though it is younger.

How to Exfoliate Lips

If you have ever experienced chapped lips, you will know the pain it brings. Lip scrub is something that could help, but you are left with how to use it.

This is it:

  • You can make your own lip scrub.
  • Or choose a simple lip scrub from the list we have given here.
  • Put some of the product on an old toothbrush. The brush should be brittle.
  • Wet your lips (use water or oil). This will reduce friction that can affect using the brush.
  • Gently rub this brush on your lips.
  • Alternatively, use your fingertips to apply the lip scrub. Rub in circular motions to exfoliate lips.
  • Wait for 2 minutes, depending on the scrub, and rinse off with water.
  • You are done, but you could keep the brush for future use.
  • You can apply lipstick if you want.

Tips to Keep In Mind

  • If you have sensitive skin, use a softer brush.
  • As an alternative, you can use a soft washcloth.
  • If you are using a homemade lip scrub, you should ensure it is made of the best ingredients.
  • If the lip scrub is edible, you can as well lick it off.

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