Exfoliating the lips remains the best way to enhance their smoothness

Exfoliating the lips remains the best way to enhance their smoothness

Exfoliating the lips remains the best way to enhance their smoothness

Exfoliating the lips is one of the cosmetic steps that we usually neglect or forget, but it remains the best cosmetic care we can offer to this sensitive area of ​​the face in order to smooth it, moisturize it, and enhance its softness.

External aggressions (high or low weather temperature, exposure to the air or the sun…) in addition to saliva and frequent use of lipstick cause the accumulation of dead cells on the surface of the lips. This means that this area, just like the rest of the face and body areas, needs periodic peeling in order to regain the softness of its texture.

Which peel is best?

The skin of the lips is distinguished by its delicate and sensitive nature, and therefore it is recommended to avoid using face or body scrubs on it, especially those that contain large exfoliating granules.

In this case, experts recommend choosing a lip scrub that contains nutrients such as vegetable oils or shea butter that provide the hydration that this area of ​​the face needs.

Many ready-made lip scrubs are available in the market, and easy-to-prepare home recipes that provide the desired peeling effect can be used, such as those that contain:

• Bicarbonate of soda: it is enough to mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate with a little water to get a paste that is easy to apply on the lips and leave it for a few minutes before rubbing it in circular motions to get rid of the dead cells accumulated on the surface of the lips. After that, the lips should be rinsed well with water and then moisturized.
• Coconut oil: This oil is very effective on the lips. It is enough to mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of brown sugar to get a scrub mixture that is massaged on the lips.

How is lip exfoliation done?

It is recommended to exfoliate the lips once every two weeks by applying a small amount of the scrub to the lips, then massaging it in circular motions from left to right for about ten seconds on each lip, focusing on the areas where dead cells accumulate. You can also use a soft-bristled toothbrush that gets wet with hot water, then it is passed on the lips after applying a thick layer of lip balm on the latter and leaving it for about 15 minutes. It is recommended to pass the toothbrush in circular motions on the lips without pressing them hard. After that, the lips are rinsed with water well and moisturized with the moisturizer that you usually use.

Important tips:

Skin care experts recommend avoiding peeling lips that suffer from cracks and instead of peeling in this case by using special lip masks that take the form of balms or stickers that contribute to softening and deeply moisturizing the skin. Leave it on the lips for a few minutes, then remove the excess with a paper towel.

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