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Yes, You Actually Do Need a Lip Scrub

Yes, You Actually Do Need a Lip Scrub

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Sometimes it's not enough to coat your lips with balms and oils. To really cure a constant chapped lips problem, exfoliating away the rough, dried skin is essential in helping fresh layers of skin come through. Just as body scrubs are an important part of any skincare routine, exfoliating lip scrubs are crucial in maintaining a healthy, smooth pout. Read on to see why lip scrubs are winter must haves.

Why sugar: Sugar tends to be smaller in size than other exfoliants, making it ideal for sensitive or delicate skin. And, because it's much gentler on skin, it's perfect for removing layers of flaky skin without running the risk of irritation or abrasion. Plus, the natural chemical exfoliant in sugar enhances its efficacy while still retaining moisture.

How often: This really depends on the severity of your chapped lips and how strong your scrub is. For the most part, using a lip scrub once a week is perfect for maintaining a smooth, flake-free smile. But, you can absolutely use every day if your mission to a beautiful smile is top priority.

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e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator ($3)

elf lip exfoliator

This cult-favorite scrub is so popular that it's garnered more than 3,700 reviews on Influenster! The sugary blend of vitamin E, shea butter, avocado, grape, and jojoba oils combine to gently nourish and hydrate. Use the scrub daily on wet lips and then pat dry!

BITE Agave Sugar Lip Scrub and Agave Lip Balm ($18 each)

bite agave lip collection

These two new additions join the already-popular Agave Lip Mask to round out your entire lip treatment system. The lush enzymatic scrub contains brown sugar and pineapple enzymes to leave lips smooth and soft, while the vanilla and agave mixture in the lip balm nourishes and restores. Use the Agave Lip Scrub daily on wet lips, massage in, and watch the scrub foam to wash away dryness. Follow with the Agave Lip Balm to seal in hydration and protect your lips from damage.

MAC Lip Scrubtious ($16)

mac lip scrubtious

Equal parts exfoliating and nourishing, these new sugar scrubs from MAC come in five flavors including: Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla. And yes, they smell as good as they look.

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