Lip scrubs are the lesser-known sibling of the more widely known body scrub, and shouldn’t be overlooked. Lips are particularly sensitive and can be easily affected by harmful rays of the sun. One way to maintain the delicate skin framing your mouth is by exfoliating away dead, flaky cells.

Believe it or not, lip scrubs offer tons of benefits for the makeup minimalist and the lipstick maven alike. Therefore, a lip scrub absolutely must have a place in your vanity. Here’s why you need lip scrubs in your life RN...

What are lip scrubs made of?
 

What are lip scrubs made of?

Lips scrubs come in semi-liquid or soft-solid base containing particles that slough away dry, flaky pieces, leaving smooth skin behind. Lips that are regularly exfoliated better absorb moisturising agents and protectants such as lip balms. Prepping your lips before lipstick application is a must. This will not only help you achieve a more even colour application but also prevent your lips from drying.

Lips scrubs are made of two components – emollient and exfoliant. Emollients provide a hydrating base for the exfoliant, making the product glide on smoothly. Emollients present in lip scrubs are generally light, plant-based seed butters or oils, such as jojoba oil or shea butter. The exfoliating agent in lip scrubs is usually sugar. Sugar is extremely gently on delicate skin yet effective at exfoliating flaky cells. The emollient and exfoliant work together to help you get moisturised and smooth lips.

Lip scrubs for the makeup minimalist
 

Lip scrubs for the makeup minimalist

Doesn’t matter if you’re not big on makeup or lip products, a lip scrub is essential for keeping your lips looking healthy, full and hydrated. Just like your face, your lips, too, have a protective layer that retains a balance of moisture. This layer loses its balance when lips become dry and chapped. That’s when a lip scrub comes to your rescue. Lip scrubs remove chapped, dead skin and help your lip balm penetrate and rebalance that lipid layer. You’ll be surprised to know that excess dead skin and dryness on the lips leads to premature ageing. A good lip scrub is a much-needed step for your lips to look healthy and youthful all day, everyday.

Lip scrubs for the makeup maven
 

Lip scrubs for the makeup maven

Your gorgeous new lip shade won’t really pop when it’s sitting atop dead, flaky skin. We know how much you love your lip colours, but those flakes will leave your colour looking uneven, even if you’ve applied moisturiser over dry lips. Simply scrub away those flakes and flaunt your bold lip hue with élan. 

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