Regular exfoliation is one of the best beauty rituals you can perform, as it helps to speed up cell turnover by removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells. But did you know that when it comes to this essential skincare step, you shouldn’t skip exfoliating your lips either?
Lip exfoliation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your beauty regime – yet this small but vital task can greatly improve your appearance. This is because the skin on our lips is extremely thin and so it shows signs of age and wear quickly – but by using a lipscrub, you can encourage the production of healthy skin cells and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
Unlike most other areas of your body, your lips don’t have any moisturising glands and because of the thinness of the skin here, they don’t have a great barrier function either. All this means that without exfoliation, lips can appear dull, dry and crack, which is why you should take 2 minutes to scrub your lips regularly.
In this guide to all things exfoliation, you’ll discover what you need to know to scrub your lips to perfection – including how to exfoliate lips, proper aftercare procedure, and the best ready made and DIY lipscrub products to slough off those old skin cells!