Exfoliation is a good way to remove the impurities, flaky, dead, chapped or dry skin cells from the lips. Exfoliation also minimizes dark spots on the lips. You will get plain and soft lips after exfoliating.
You can exfoliate your lips in many ways. Homemade scrubs exfoliate the lips naturally while exfoliation products are also effective. You can try both of them. But, today I will show you how to exfoliate lips naturally with some effective homemade lip scrubs.
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Why should we exfoliate our lips?
Especially, if your lips are dry, chapped, dark or flaky, you should exfoliate your lips to vanish them. The benefits you will get:
- Exfoliation evens out the lip texture.
- Lip discoloration, including darkness, blackness, dark spots or melanin pigmentation become faded by regular exfoliation.
- Lips come out with a healthy, beautiful and natural look.
- Exfoliation eradicates dry, scaly, dead or cracked skin cells.
- You can enjoy a bright and even lip after exfoliation.
- Home remedies, like olive oil, coconut oil or honey moisturizes lips.
12 DIY ways to exfoliate your lips (make your pout ready for serious dating)
Natural remedies are always effective and safe for skincare because they have no harmful ingredients, like chemicals, toxins or any other artificial components. The main purpose of lip exfoliation is to remove the dead skin cells on the lips and make them smooth, even, and clean.
Sugar is one of the most efficient natural exfoliators to scrub the lips at home. Take some sugar and a few blobs of olive oil in a small bowl. Continue to mix until you get a solid paste. Massage your lips with this exfoliator with a clean washcloth or fingertips in the circular motions. Remember, massaging should be soft.
Avoid doing it more than 2 minutes. Wash your lips off with hygienic water. Now, the upper skin of your lips will be open, clean and more sensitive. So, use a lip balm to make them pulpy and hydrated.
This method of exfoliation is an effective way to remove all the unnecessary burdens from the upper layer of the lips. Take an old straight bristle soft toothbrush. Leave a dose of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on the lips. Rub your lips with the toothbrush in the circular motions, not more than 2 minutes. Rinse your lips off with lukewarm water. No more dull skin cells. Just leave a bit of petroleum jelly on the lips to keep them moisturized.
You can also exfoliate your lips with baking soda (buy it from Amazon). It is an ideal home remedy to get rid of dead skin cells, so lips look clean. Take some baking soda on the palm. Pour several drops of water and mix them together. Put the mixer on the toothbrush and scrub your lips with the brush for 2 minutes. A washcloth can be also used to rub the lips. Cleanse your lips off with warm water. Don’t forget to put your favorite lip balm.
I personally use honey and sugar for my lip care. Take some sugar and several drops of honey in a small bowl. Mix them together. Scrub your lips with this exfoliator in the circular motions with your fingertips for one minute. Rinse your lips off with fresh water. Or you can leave some pure honey on your lips over the night so that your lips can be hydrated by eating honey. Doing this exfoliation daily at night will also lighten your lips. (see also 12 easy ways to use honey for dry lips.)
Coconut oil is nice natural stuff for the skin. It moisturizes the skin, removes aging spots, heals damages and makes the skin 10 times younger. Mix some sugar with a few drops of coconut oil in a small bowl. Pat your lips with this for 3 or 4 minutes with the fingertips or an old straight bristle soft toothbrush. Now cleanse your lips off with water.
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My sister, Cynthia loves to exfoliate her lips with brown sugar (buy it from Amazon) in lieu of white sugar because the taste and flavor of brown sugar she likes more. Mix some vitamin E or Jojoba oil together. Scrub your dry lips with this exfoliator for some minutes, not more than 4 minutes. Cleanse your lips off with water.
This lip scrubbing method is the secret beauty tip for the celebrities. Rosewater sets on a pink tint over your lips along with soothing them. Mix rose water and glycerin together. Pat your lips with these remedies with the fingertips for 3 minutes. Wash your lips with fresh water. Leaving this mixer onto the lips throughout the night makes them more beautiful and plumper.
You can use a clean wet washcloth to scrub your lips. First, make the lips wet and then rub them with the washcloth gently to slough off the dull skin cells. Sometimes, I personally do it during taking a shower. It works nicely for me. Especially, the dry cells of the upper lips wipe off easily.
Lemon juice is a wonderful bleacher. It not only exfoliates the lips but also lightens the lip color. But, be careful, don’t exfoliate your lips with lemon juice if they are much more chapped or dry; otherwise, it may sting your lips.
Cut a lemon half. Rub one piece onto your lips gently. You can spread some salt on the lemon slice. Do it for 2 minutes. Then cleanse your lips off with a washcloth and finally put some pure honey on the lips for 10 minutes. It will hydrate and nourish the lips.
You can easily prepare a homemade lip scrub with leftover coffee grounds (buy it from Amazon) and coconut oil. The oil dissolves the impurities and moisturizes the lips. And the coffee grounds exfoliate the dead skin cells. Mix some coffee grounds with some coconut oil and then use a toothbrush to exfoliate the lips in a circular motion.
Baking soda is another DIY ingredient that you can use to exfoliate your lips. Baking soda does not moisturize the lips; it just removes the dead skin cells along with brightening and cleansing the lips.
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with sufficient of water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the lips. Rub the lips gently with a washcloth or a soft-bristled brush in the circular motion for one minute. Then rinse off the lips with warm water and apply a lip balm as baking soda can dry out the lips.
Oatmeal exfoliates the skin nicely as it is grainy. Not only that, but oatmeal can also remove the dirt, oil, and impurities of the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of milk or warm water. Apply it to the lips and rub them softly for 1-2 minutes in the circular motion. Then rinse off the lips with warm water and apply a lip balm.
What things you can do to get more kissable lips
- After exfoliating, be confirm to make your lips soft or moisturized.
- Don’t lick your lips. If you tend to lick your lips, apply chapstick or balm.
- As a moisturizer, use chapstick, petroleum jelly or balm.
- Scrub the lips softly because a hard massaging can create sores or flaky skin.
- Rub the lips softly 1-2 minutes.
- Don’t scrub your lips more than two times a week.
- Avoid exfoliating your lips if they are severely chapped or dry.
I always exfoliate my lips with honey and sugar. It suits me much. If you think, to prepare scrubs at home is a disturbance, you can use lip exfoliation products, like Jaowying Beauty, Beauty For Real LIP REVIVAL, and Cake Batter Lip Scrubbie. These are best-selling lip scrubs. Products will save your time. In choosing exfoliators, be sure they are made with natural ingredients.
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Have a beautiful pout.