How I Achieve Kissable Lips
My Experience With Lip Exfoliation
If you’re anything like me then there are points in time when no matter what you do your lips don’t seem to stay perfect and smooth.
Whenever that happens I know it’s time to exfoliate my lips. (This usually only happens twice a year for me, usually during the winter months.)
Before going any forward I must put out there that according to multiple different sites you shouldn’t exfoliate your lips because the layers on your lips are thin and different from the rest of your skin. At the same time, there are multiple brands out there that sell lip scrubs.
Ultimately I’ve done what works for me and haven’t experienced any troubles. After being fed up with how my lips were feeling at the time I looked up some homemade lip exfoliation recipes. As I said before this isn’t something I do often because well it’s likely in no one’s best interest to continuously exfoliate their lips and face the risk of irritation.
When it comes to my lips I have two really bad habits that likely lead to me feeling like my lips were completely unkissable. I really hate to admit my bad habits but I’m sure there are other people that do it (plus we’re friends now right?)
My number one bad habit is that I always lick my lips before I even consider grabbing chap stick- it’s not my fault they go missing all the time! The thing is this often leaves my lips drier than they were before I licked them. My second bad habit is that when I do notice that my lips are a little chapped I start to pick at them and peel the skin with my teeth. After a bit of googling, I found that there are actually forums full of people that do the same thing that I do.
With all this being said the rare occasion that I’m looking to give my lips and extra oomph I do the following:
Two simple ingredients involved – olive oil and sugar.
- I usually will take a small cup or bowl first adding a teaspoon of sugar.
- I then add olive oil to my liking. I usually make it so it’s a somewhat pasty texture.
- After ensuring that my hands are clean I take my index finger scooping up the mixture.
- I then proceed to run the concoction across my lips. This is done very lightly to avoid irritation. This is done for maybe a minute maximum.
- After that, I take a warm damp washcloth and wipe off the mixture.
- Directly after I put on my favorite lip balm which has been the mango flavor of Burt’s Bees.
If you know any lip based products I should try let me now!