3 Tips to Exfoliate Your Lips Correctly

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3 Tips to Exfoliate Your Lips Correctly

Exfoliating is one of the skincare steps that should be done at least once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and allow the “new layer” to rejuvenate and be glowy. In every second, a skin cell is dead, yes, and it happens all over your body, including the lip area.

While your face and body might be exfoliated weekly, the lips should be a part of the exfoliating ritual, too. Plus you eat food frequently and might as well apply lipstick, so the area truly gets contacts with lots of things, meaning more influence on skin cells. Especially in the winter or in dryer season, nobody wants to see chapped lips no matter how perfect your facial features are. Other factors that cause flaky lips are sometimes inevitable like being dehydrated and over-exposed to the Sun, or smoking. You can hide your dry elbows through long sleeves, but the dry lips are just too obvious.


By exfoliating the lips properly with safe and natural ingredients, your lips will never have to face the irritating problems. They will be provided with moisture and appear to be glossy and fuller from the inside.

1. Getting rid of dry skin

First thing first, no one likes dead skin cells stuck on lips. The lack of aesthetics will push people away from you. As the dead skin cells starting to build up on the surface of your lips, they also begin to make you feel very annoyed. Sometimes, the irritation might lead to bleeding, which makes your lips so hurtful to look at. Therefore, removing these dead skin cells is a must and foremost!

2. Balming your lips


While removing the dry skin off your lips, you should be very gentle because the lips are one of the hypersensitive areas of your body. The area will even be more sensitive when the lips are dry, so be sure to apply lip balm to protect the area as well as lock in moisture.   For the best lipstick result, putting on the lip balm an hour before you apply lipstick will let the colour stay on longer and make the lips even more vibrant as they are super moist from the inside already. Remember to only pick a lip balm with natural and soothing ingredients like Dr. ORGANIC Lip Balm with aloe vera extract, shea butter, sunflower seed wax and jojoba oil. These are the lips’ best friends. Your lips also feel extra smooth, thanks to the right product.

3. Make your own lip scrub

If you have a little more extra time on the weekend, why not trying out a little experiment with gentle lip exfoliation using familiar ingredients from your own kitchen! This is also a great way to start your lip retreat once a week. A homemade scrub comes in handy if you want to avoid using toxic chemicals:

  • Using a children’s toothbrush with soft bristles and scrub your lips gently in circular motions.
  • Combine some brown sugar with coconut oil in 1:1 ratio, and rub them on your lips.
  • Mix honey and sugar in 1:1 ratio. Massage the mixture on your lips and leave for 10 minutes. Then, remove the scrub with a wet face washer.

See how easy the process is. Only once a week of lip exfoliation retreat, your lips will be smooth, glossy, and become rosier naturally.

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Comments (4)

  • Lee1307 Reply

    Is there any DIY homemade recipe for me to make my own lip balm? And for the scrub, can I use olive oil instead of coconut oil?

    November 14, 2018 at 10:18 am
  • Ann Reply

    Hi Lee,

    Thank you for your question. For DYI lip balm, we would recommend fresh aloe vera gel or coconut oil thanks to its moisturising properties. For the lip scrub, I think you can use olive oil instead of coconut oil but the result won’t be as effective.


    November 26, 2018 at 10:46 am
  • Yolanda Reply

    Chapped lips are indeed no one best friend, especially girls.
    Another tip of exfoliating lips will be a full layer of Vaseline before bed and scrap that away with a lukewarm towel the morning water. DON’T forget to hydrate yourself with tons of water, especially during winter.

    January 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm
  • Ann Reply

    Thank Yolanda for sharing your tip. As Vaseline has petroleum in it, we’d recommend our users to use a natural non-petroleum lip balm such as

    January 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

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