Winter season is all about festivals and skin dryness. And you definitely don’t want to celebrate these two together. The dull climatic conditions draw all the moisture from your skin, leaving your skin dry and your lips chapped.
Chapped lips eventually accumulate multiple layers of dead skin cells and then cause bleeding. Exfoliating your skin therefore is a must to keep such horrific and painful sores at bay. By exfoliating your lips, you remove all the existing layers of dead skin cells, thus making your lips pink and plump.
Here is how you can exfoliate your lips at home…
Before applying any of the scrubs it is best to stick to your toothbrush as an exfoliant. Gently brush your lips to effectively take away all peeled and dried skin. This is your first step in starting a winter exfoliation routine.
Do not lick
Licking sore lips exacerbates the dryness and makes situations worse for your lips. Moisturise your lips with a lip balm whenever they turn dry. Also, make sure you have your lip balm on when eating as some food items can cause irritation and make your lips flakier.
Lemon and sugar
Lemon has an acidic concentration which helps in deep cleansing of the lip tissues. It moisturises like a dream and leaves a delicate sheen on lips. Squeeze a lemon in a bowl and add sugar to the extracted juice. Make sure the sugar you use has a fine granular texture so the exfoliation lasts for a longer time. Scrub your lips with the mix and wash with cold water after few minutes.
Honey and sugar
Add a few teaspoons of granulated sugar to a bowl of raw honey. Apply this paste to your lips and leave it to dry completely. Then you can rub it off using your fingers. Honey has natural humectant properties which moisturize and hydrate your lips to the core. It also acts as hydrant causing your lips to absorb moisture and makes them plump.
The granular structure of baking soda helps in cleansing all the accumulated dead skin cells on your lips. Take few teaspoons of baking soda and add a few drops of water to it. Scrub your lips with this mixture and wash with cold water. This mix is effective in removing heavy layers of dead skin cells due to the minuscule structure of baking soda. Finish with a dab of lip balm.
Written by Shravani Chavan on Oct 15, 2018