According to board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant Dr. Jennifer David
What Does a Lip Scrub Do? Dermatologist Explains the Benefits
“Lip scrubs are great for exfoliating dry, flaky skin from lips. They are typically a finely granulated substance that mechanically removes dead cells to help refresh and condition the lips. This allows for a better penetration of hydrating balms and smoother application of lipstick.”The Right Way to Use a Lip Scrub, According to a Dermatologist
FEBRUARY 24, 2023 By Alanna Martine Kilkeary
Lip scrubs have several benefits for the lips, including:1. Exfoliation: Lip scrubs are designed to remove dead skin cells, which can build up and make the lips look dull and dry.
2. Smoother Texture: By removing dead skin cells, lip scrubs can leave the lips feeling smooth and soft.
3. Hydration: Many lip scrubs contain moisturising agents that can help to hydrate and nourish the lips.
4. Improved Lipstick Application: By exfoliating the lips, lip scrubs can help to create a smooth surface for lipstick application, which can help it to last longer.
The frequency with which you should use lip scrubs depends on your individual needs. For most people, using a lip scrub once or twice a week is sufficient. However, if you have very dry or chapped lips, you may need to use a lip scrub more frequently. It's important to listen to your body and adjust your routine as needed.
How Often to Use Lip Scrubs?
The Different Types of Lip Scrubs Available:
Sugar, Salt, and NaturalThere are several different types of lip scrubs available, each with their own unique properties and benefits.
Sugar Lip Scrubs: Sugar lip scrubs are one of the most popular types of lip scrubs. They typically contain sugar granules as the exfoliating agent and often have a sweet flavor. Sugar lip scrubs can be very effective at removing dead skin cells and leaving the lips feeling smooth and soft.
Huxter’s exclusively formulated lip scrub is sugar based, exfoliating and conditioning to gently buff dry skin revealing soft, plump lips. Enriched with Australian macadamia oil and Vitamin E to leave lips smooth and silky.
Salt Lip Scrubs: Salt lip scrubs are another type of lip scrub that are popular among those who prefer a coarser exfoliant. Salt scrubs can be more abrasive than sugar scrubs, so they may not be suitable for those with very sensitive skin. However, they can be very effective at removing dead skin cells and leaving the lips feeling soft and smooth.
Natural Lip Scrubs: Natural lip scrubs are made with ingredients that are derived from nature, such as honey, coconut oil, or coffee grounds. These types of scrubs are often gentler on the lips and can be a good option for those with sensitive skin. They can also provide additional benefits, such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ingredients to Look for in Lip Scrubs.
Exfoliants, Moisturising Agents, Antioxidants, and Essential Oils.
When choosing a lip scrub, it's important to look for ingredients that can provide both exfoliating and moisturising benefits.
Exfoliants: Common exfoliating agents in lip scrubs include sugar, salt, and AHAs or BHAs. These ingredients can help to remove dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother lips.
Moisturising Agents: Moisturising agents in lip scrubs can help to hydrate and nourish the lips. Common moisturising agents include shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants, such as vitamin E and green tea extract, can help to protect the lips from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors.
Essential Oils: Essential oils, such as peppermint or lavender, can provide additional benefits such as soothing and calming the lips.
How to Use Lip Scrubs. Tips for Optimal Results
Using a lip scrub is a simple process, but there are a few steps that you should follow to get the best results.
- Preparing the Lips: Before using a lip scrub, it's important to prepare your lips by removing any lipstick or lip balm. You can use a gentle cleanser or micellar water to do this.
- Applying the Lip Scrub: Apply a small amount of lip scrub to your lips and use your fingers to gently massage it in. Be sure to avoid getting the scrub in your mouth.
- Massage Techniques: To get the most benefit from your lip scrub, it's important to use gentle massage techniques. Use circular motions to exfoliate the lips, but be careful not to be too rough or aggressive.
- Rinsing and Moisturising: After massaging the scrub into your lips, rinse it off with warm water. Follow up with a moisturising lip balm, such as Huxter’s indulgent lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and nourished.
How Often to Use Lip Scrubs? Frequency Depends on Individual Needs.
While it's important to exfoliate the lips regularly, over-exfoliation can lead to irritation and dryness. It's generally recommended to use a lip scrub once or twice a week.
Sun Protection: After using a lip scrub, it's important to apply a lip balm with SPF to protect the lips from the sun's harmful UV rays.
Storage: Lip scrubs should be stored in a cool, dry place and used within a few months of opening to ensure their effectiveness.
Lip scrubs can be a great addition to your skincare routine, helping to exfoliate and nourish your lips for a softer, smoother appearance. Be sure to choose ingredients that provide both exfoliating and moisturising benefits. And remember to use caution when using a lip scrub, taking necessary precautions to avoid any potential issues. With these tips and considerations in mind, you can enjoy the benefits of a lip scrub and keep your lips looking their best.
Huxter's Lip Scrub and Balm. A Perfect Combination for Soft and Hydrated Lips.
The Lip Therapy Duo comes with two beautifully presented canisters, each containing a Lip Scrub and a Lip Balm. The Lip Scrub exfoliates and conditions your lips, leaving them ready for the ultimate hydration experience provided by the Lip Balm. Enriched with Vitamin E and 100% Australian lanolin, the Lip Balm is available in four exclusive matching blends that provide the perfect balance of hydration and protection.
Make the Huxter Lip Therapy Duo an essential part of your daily skincare routine, and enjoy the benefits of soft, smooth, and healthy lips. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, the Lip Therapy Duo is the perfect choice. Get ready to elevate your lip care game to the next level!