It’s that time of year again, seasons change and our skin seems to change right along with it. For me, it’s the chapped lips that really do me in. As soon as the temperature drops and the air loses some humidity, my lips and the skin around them go dry. My hair is happy, but my smile, not so much. I know the first instinct is to reach for some lip balm, but that’s actually the second thing to apply. The first thing you want to do is exfoliate!
According to Rachel Krause, the associate beauty editor at StyleCaster.com, to properly moisturize chapped lips, you need to get rid of the flakes and dead skin cells before your hydrating balms can really get in there to heal. Otherwise the balm just sits on top of everything.
Sometimes it’s not enough to coat your lips with balms and oils. To really cure a constant chapped lips problem, exfoliating away the rough, dried skin is essential in helping fresh layers of skin come through. Just as body scrubs are an important part of any skincare routine, exfoliating lip scrubs are crucial in maintaining a healthy, smooth pout.
And the best exfoliator for the job is sugar. Sugar tends to be smaller in size than other exfoliants, making it ideal for sensitive or delicate skin. And, because it’s much gentler on skin, it’s perfect for removing layers of flaky skin without running the risk of irritation or abrasion. Plus, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it actually draws moisture into your skin and does not strip skin of its natural oils.
How often you use a lip scrub depends on the severity of your chapped lips. For the most part, using a lip scrub once a week is perfect for maintaining a smooth, flake-free smile. But, you can absolutely use every day if your mission to a beautiful smile is top priority. Follow your scrub with an ultra-rich lip balm, and you’ll be totally kissable!
Our lip scrub is made with organic sugar and lightweight apricot kernel oil and currently comes in two all-natural flavors; Sweet Orange and Honey or Tropical Berry.