Scrubs are a good thing to use, especially in the winter, when your skin tends to get dry and flaky.
Lip scrubs are similar to face scrubs in their components and uses. Both generally contain two main ingredients where one would act as a rich moisturizer (namely oils) and the other as an exfoliant.
Take a small amount on your fingers and gently apply the scrub in a circular motion all over damp lips for 2-3 minutes. You can also follow the same technique for your face and neck using a good scrub like the Pure Sense Natural Papaya Face Scrub. Make sure you do not scrub too hard or use harsh ingredients which could result in wounding your skin.
Leave it on for at least 30 seconds before rinsing it off with warm water and pat drying your skin with a towel.
You should never stop caring for your skin so perhaps you could use a scrub at least once or maximum twice a week (in case you have oily skin). More than that may irritate your skin or make it excessively dry.
Smoothens Your Skin
Scrubs help remove dead skin cells, dry skin and flaky skin from lips and face. They also give your otherwise dry skin a nice, smooth and hydrated feel.
Increases Blood Circulation
Exfoliating lips and face with a scrub helps in blood circulation which in turn reveals fresh new skin cells and lush lips. Try the Pure Sense Strawberry Slush Lip Scrub which has strawberry seed particles that help exfoliate the skin.
Absorbs Moisture Better
After exfoliation, any moisturizer applied will soak better leaving your skin soft and supple thereby preventing dry chapped lips or flaky skin.
Prevents Ingrown Hair
If you have hair around your face, using a scrub regularly can help unclog the pores and prevent ingrown hair.
Lip and face scrubs have fascinating or citrusy fragrances. So, besides allowing your skin to look good, scrubs also help lift your mood by letting you soak in their scents.
Having said that, you have to make sure not to overdo the exfoliation. I would suggest you try using a scrub once a week and watch your skin. If there is no visible irritation, continue with the same. If you have sensitive skin, try consulting your doctor before using anything like scrubs or various other skin products for exfoliation.
Did you find this article helpful? Do let me know if you use lip and face scrubs. Or why not?
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