In the chilly months the air gets dry, and our lips suffer for it. As they get chapped, they often get covered in a layer of crusty, peeling, annoying dead skin that usually ends up getting bitten and that doesn’t do you a favour. But guess what, there is a solution. Its called Exfoliation
Do you know what Exfoliation is? Ok lets me guess you know, but am still going to explain.
Exfoliation is the cosmetic practice of removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. Your skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute naturally; however, many people need exfoliation products to help reduce acne and get smooth skin. (Wiki-How) Too much grammar shei?
To know more about exfoliation and how to go about it curing your everyday dead skin problem, we turn to Beauty blogger Lola OJ, in one of her vlog, she shows us a DIY way of making exfoliating lip scrub in two different ways.
Exfoliating your lips makes a big difference, though I know not many take it seriously and at one point I didn’t place much enthasis on it either!
But, if like me, you wear a lot of lipstick, it’s quite important that you maintain healthy lips.
Like exfoliating your face, which I would suggest weekly also, exfoliating your lips helps remove the dead skin on the surface of your lips which brings out new fresh layers making the lips soft, smooth and plump!
- With a smooth surface, lipstick application is nicer and lasts longer. Makes lip liner, lipstick and lips glosses much more effective.
- Lip exfoliation helps to retain lip moisture; preventing cracked or chapped lips.
- You won’t have to worry too much about exposure to the wind, dust (Hamattan season)
- Lip exfoliation can correct and prevent lip colouration/dark lips.
- Here is how you can make two of my favorite homage lip scrubs, these ingredients can easily be sourced in Nigeria so no excuse for not trying it out!
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Shea butter lip scrub*
Sugar (1 teaspoon)
Raw honey (1/2 teaspoon)
Shea butter (1 teaspoon)
*Please note, these are quantities for a small make up container, can scale up as you wish.
- Using your clean fingers or a cotton bud, scoop up the mixture and apply generously over your lips.
- Leave it on for 5-15 mins.
- Massage in with a clean finger.
- Use a clean damp flannel/face towel to gently massage the mixture over the lips.
- Wipe of with another section of the damp flannel.
- Apply a lip moisturiser.
- Do so once a week for maximum effect.
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