How to make a homemade lip scrub? How to exfoliate your lips naturally? This is a question we are asked very frequently. No wonder: the benefits of lip scrub are multiple. We reveal our best DIY recipe.
What are the benefits of a lip scrub?
Using a lip scrub has several benefits:
The lip scrub helps toremove dead skin and dead cells on the surface, leaving lips smooth and soft.
Massaging the surface of the lips with a scrub aims to stimulate blood circulation, helping to make lips look more dewy and fuller.
The elimination of dead cells allows a better penetration of nourishing care, such as lip balms, for more effective action.
Regular use of a lip scrub can help prevent chapping and cracking keeping lips soft and smooth.
In summary, a lip scrub is a great habit to help keep lips soft, smooth, hydrated, and healthy. One condition, however: sweetness ! NDo not rub too hard when massaging lips, to avoid irritating your lips.
Why exfoliate before applying lipstick?
Yes, the scrub is a makeup gesture ! Scrubbing the lips before applying lipstick is useful for several reasons.
With a scrub, the lips become a smooth and clean canvas before applying the lipstick. Dead skin on the lips can cause uneven lipstick application, especially if the lipstick is matte or dark. A lip scrub removes those little dead skin cells and makes the surface of the lips smoother, allowing for a more even application.
Exfoliating the lips helpsoptimize the hold of the lipstick. Chapped or dry lips can cause lipstick to fade faster. By sloughing off dead cells and hydrating lips, exfoliating before applying lipstick can prolong lipstick wear.
A lip scrub can increase the color intensity of lipstick. By removing dead cells and stimulating blood circulation, lips can appear fuller and lipstick color more vibrant.
In short, exfoliating the lips before applying lipstick can help achieve a more even application, longer wear and more intense color.
How to make a homemade lip scrub?
Long live the DIY! Here is a simple and effective recipe for a homemade lip scrub made with coconut oil and sugar:
- 1 teaspoon ofcoconut oil (unrefined)
- 1 teaspoon sugar coffee (preferably brown sugar) or choose different kinds of sugar to vary the grain size
- Mix the coconut oil and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar is well coated with the oil.
- Apply the mixture to your lips with your finger and gently massage in circular motions for about a minute.
- Let the mixture sit on your lips for about another minute.
- Rinse off the scrub with lukewarm water and gently pat your lips dry with a clean towel.
You can also customize this recipe by adding other ingredients, such as sweet almond oil, vitamin E or fruit extracts, for additional benefits for your lips. On the other hand, we will avoid essential oils, which are not always easy to dose and potentially irritating for this sensitive area of the face (and not necessarily useful!).
You can then moisturize your lips with lip balm or coconut oil to nourish and protect them.
How often should you exfoliate your lips?
Lip scrub is recommended once or twice a week. This eliminates dead cells and dry skin for softer and smoother lips taking into account the renewal of the epidermis.
It's important to do not exfoliate the lips too frequently, as it can strip the protective layer of skin from the lips, which can make them more vulnerable to damage and irritation. Stay tuned to your body, and if your lips tend to react badly to your exfoliation, adapt the frequency: you have to space out the exfoliations or give them up altogether.
When to avoid scrubs?
If your lips are very dry or chapped, it's best to skip scrubs to avoid further irritating the lips. Nourish well while waiting for the skin of the lips to reconstitute itself, and resume scrubbing when the condition of the lips allows it again.
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