If your lips are flakier than an introvert with last minute plans, this is one kind of scrub you need in your life. TLC first, always.
Lip scrubs are like little pots of magic that keep your pout oh-so-smooth and buttery soft, even in the scorching heat of this unexpectedly stale British summer. In fact, turns out you can suffer from dry lips in the summer too. Who knew?
It makes sense. At this time of year, your body starts to get very dehydrated very quickly, and that reflects on your skin, lips included. Not to mention the air conditioning units that dry out the air in enclosed spaces. These can seriously dry out lips too. Plus, if you’re like us, you’re probably chugging down a whole load of ice lollies, so naturally, you’re lips might start turning on you – crusty McCrust style.
That’s where lip scrubs swoop in. Lip scrubs will help to buff away any clingy dead skin and prep your pout for lip balm application, allowing your lips to soak up that extra hydration and become smoother than Pedro Pascal’s rizz.
It’s also an essential prep step if you’re looking to wear matte or long-wear lipsticks, to stop any crustiness from occurring. In fact, most makeup artists will exfoliate and apply a balm to the lips before they even think about starting on the base.
After all lip scrubs aren’t just a winter necessity. They’re your year-round ticket to luscious lips. So here is all your questions on lip scrubs answered by the experts.
What are the benefits of using lip scrubs?
Diane Ackers, beauty expert for Doctors Formula Cosmeceuticals says: “Just like our face and body, lips benefit from regular exfoliation in the form of a lip scrub. Super soft, supple lips, absorb active, hydrating, and moisturising ingredients more effectively as they penetrate rapidly, rather than fighting their way through layers of dead and dry skin.”
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