Who doesn’t love having soft, smooth and juicy lips that just scream 'Kiss Me'? Yeah, we all do except some of us *raises hand* are born with naturally super dry lips, which require quite a maintenance to get them look all soft and pretty. Over the years I’ve found that not everything is lost and I can still achieve the perfect pout by doing something very important – exfoliate! This is the step I never skip in my skincare routine and the results are wonderful – hello lustrous lips! Here are my top three ways to get rid of those nasty dry flakes and I also popped a little DIY project at the end, enjoy! :)
Lip scrubs are my favorite way to exfoliate my lips, they are quick and easy to use, not to mention how delicious they could be. Lush lip scrubs definitely take my fancy and they are hands down my favorites! They remove every last bit of dead skin and the oils in them nourish the lips and make them super soft and smooth. Just rub some of the product onto your dry lips and enjoy the yummy flavor (the Popcorn one is especially delicious) and the instant result. Simples.
If you are not into the whole lip scrub thing and you fancy some at-home action – read on. Before I discovered the magic of the lip exfoliators I used to use my mum’s technique for soft lips. It involves a washcloth, a toothbrush, some hot water and two lip balms. The first thing you need to do is apply some solid lip balm to serve as barrier and I like to use my EOS lip balm in Sweet Mint (here). Then take your washcloth and dunk it into a glass of hot water. Squeeze out the excess and make sure the cloth is steaming but it’s not too hot otherwise you may burn your lips (been there, done that and it’s not pleasant - thrust me). Place the washcloth over your lips and hold it until it start to cool down. The heat will help soften the dead skin and will prep the lips for the next step, which is the actual exfoliation. Take a softer toothbrush and start rubbing it over your lips. This will remove all flakes and you will be left with uber soft, smooth lips. Just make sure you don’t rub too much as they might get raw and sore. After you’re done brushing, take your favorite lip balm and apply generously. I adore the Dior Crème de Rose (here) balm as it hydrates and nourishes the lips wonderfully and also smells divine.
If you are on a budget or if you just love a good old DIY project you’ve come to the right place! I absolutely love homemade beauty products and making lip scrub is my specialty. The little potion of perfection that I love making consists of brown sugar, honey and coconut oil. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey. Stir until they form a homogenous mixture and then add two teaspoons of brown sugar. Mix everything together and if you need to you can add some more coconut oil to smooth out and blend the mixture better. Now you’ve done that you just need to transfer the mixture into a clean jar and voila – your organic scrub is ready to use and let me tell you – your lips will be thanking you! The honey and the coconut oil are well known for their moisturizing properties and the brown sugar helps gently remove the dead skin. Enjoy your soft, kissable lips eek! :)
Pucker up lovelies, this is all you need for achieving the perfect soft, smooth lips! Rub some lip scrub or gently brush your lips, pop on some lip balm and embrace your new, irresistibly plump pout!
Have you tried any of these lip-exfoliating techniques? Which is your favorite way to exfoliate your lips?
Lots of love,