Happy Hump Day! I hope your fairing through this week as well as mine. Kinks I love wearing matte lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, its rare you find me with nothing on my lips. We all know the importance of the facial scrubs but I don't hear people talk as much about taking care of your lips. Today I will be talking about my lip routine and doing a small review on two products.
In the winter months especially as the air gets dry you might notice your lips pay for the change in seasons. My lips get very chapped, flacky with skin that needs to be removed. Lemme say biting or peeling it off just causes pain & a greater irritation.
How to properly scrub your lips?
If your wondering how you should go about exfoliating your lips I hope this will help you. This can be answered pretty simply you can DIY your way into a perfect lip scrub or invest in one. If your buying one from the stores follow the instructions on the back. If your making your own lip scrub I would scoop some on your lips & use your finger to rub it it on until it has removed all your dead skin.
- Genitally exfoliate your lips. If you scrub too hard, your lips would get sore.
- After exfoliating your lips, moisturize your lips! Using a rich lip balm after exfoliation will give you the kind of lips you only dream of.
- Do not end up over-using lip scrubs. This could make your lips worse.
- You shouldn't use harsh lip scrub daily. I suggest only once or twice a week.
On ward to my review:
The first product I am reviewing today is the E.L.F. Lip 4.4g. E.L.F. conveniently packages their product in a lipstick for which is convenient for travel as well as uses. When you apply it to the lips, the scrubbing particles do the job pretty much immediately; as I use it you can see bits of skin coming up off your lips. My main tip to get rid of excess dry skin would be to use soft circular motions when applying to damp lips. Try not to rub to hard because that can damage delicate lips. After your done use water or a damp cotton pad, and finally apply a lip balm.
This is a pretty harsh lip scrub but it sure does the job. E.L.F. has this to say about their product:
"Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel."
I didn't know enough about LUSH to buy this product but my mother loves them & was nice enough to pick this up for me. Lush Lip Scrubs come in a heavy glass jar & are a vegan friendly lip exfoliator made from castor sugar. They contain jojoba oil as well. My Bubble Gum lip scrub is for most part made up of a heavy dose of larger grains of sugar. Most lip scrubs I have tried are either made up of things that make them very oily or they are something like a paste. The formula is unfortunately a little messy to deal with allot of it falls off you lips in crumbs & clumps.
While I like the E.L.F. lip scrub this one tends to be a lot less harsh on my lips. I use this one about 4 days out of the week. This is what LUSH has to say about their product:
"Our sweetest confection exfoliates lips smooth, prepping them for your favorite lip color or balm. A blend of exfoliating Fair Trade sugar and moisturizing jojoba oil, this lip scrub is sure to leave your lips enticingly soft and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time! Scrub Bubblegum over your lips (be sure to lick off the excess) and then apply your favorite lip color for a flawless finish."
If you have any good DIY lip scrub recipes you'd like to share? Any experience with either of the products, tell me all about it Kinks.