As the weather changes so does our skin. If you are like me, you lick your lips far more than you should. Whether it’s out of habit or because they are slightly chapped, it happens. As we transition into spring from winter, we should spend some extra time pampering our skin. Exfoliating and moisturizing are a must in combating dry skin. Exfoliating helps shed dead skin cells and moisturizing helps replenish and revive the skin for healthy turn over. The two exfoliating products I use for my lips are, Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant and Lush Cosmetics Bubble Gum Scrub.
Both work extremely well. Here are the descriptions of each product:
Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant -A skin-softening scrub that sloughs away dryness with raw sugar and replenishes with pure maracuja oil for soft, smooth lips. This powerful resurfacing lip scrub exfoliates lips, then provides instant hydration—quenching without a greasy feel. The raw sugar granules are suspended in the soothing, balmy elixir of antioxidants and vitamin C, acting as a natural exfoliator to rid the dead cells that cause lips to chap and crack. As lips are exfoliated, maracuja oil simultaneously promotes hydration, cell recovery, and surface rejuvenation. Lips are left noticeably revitalized, fuller, and kissed with a hint of refreshing mint.
Lush Cosmetics Bubble Gum Scrub- Pink cotton candy scrub, 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 those kissers enticingly soft and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time! Scrub Bubblegum over your lips (be sure to lick off the delicious excess) and then apply your favorite lip color for a flawless finish.
I would recommend exfoliating your lips at least once a week regardless if they are chapped. In addition, it will help your lipstick go on smoother. Exfoliating can easily be added to your skin care regimen. However, always remember any time you exfoliate your skin, you must hydrate. I am very picky when it comes to a lip balm and use Blistex Medicated Lip Balm. That is the only lip balm that works best for me. There are many options on the market to try if you have not found one that works for you. Some other brands to try are, Chapstick, EOS, and Burt's Bee's.