Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How Lip Exfoliators Work...

Have you ever hear of lip exfoliators?  This product is something  new to me since I rarely have problems with my lips.  And if I do, I normally use a lip balm. So, I intrigued with this product I never heard of and began looking into what a lip exfoliator was.

Lip exfoliators products are like a product such as a body scrub that exffoliates the skin from other portions of the body.  The process will remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing new cells to rise to the surface and give your lips a fresh glow.

The benefits of a lip exfoliator is that it will remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing new cells to rise to the surface and give your lips a fresh glow. If you exfoliate your lips before you apply your favorite lip product, then your product will adhere alot better. I know I am always attempted to always reapply my favorite lip balm when need but according to Rebecca Regan who wrote the article, How Lip Exfoliators Work  says that if you exfoliate your lips first then your lip products will adhere better to your lips.  She also says that matte lipsticks can accentuate your dry lips which make your lips even look worse.  So she recommends to rub off the dry skin gently off your lips with a moist washcloths once every day. Then apply a moisterizing product, such as a lip balm, to prevent your lips from drying out even more. If you do this, Rebecca says that your lipstick will look more natural and stay on longer.  There are supposed to be lip exfoliators that are formulated to protect against signs of aging. These products include specific ingredients could help to reduce the appearance of any wrinkles in your lips while they exfoliate,but you will have to shell out alot more cash for these products.  Now only do lip exfoliators help improve the appearance and texture, but some of them can taste really good that can make them edible.  But the problem is that if you repeat licking your lips, the salva in your mouth will cause your lips to dry out. It would be better to apply a lip balm instead.

If you want to use a lip exfoliator use caution.  For example, do not overuse it. If you use lip scrubs too often can exacerbate the problem and result in painful, cracked lips. Apply the exfoliator once a week, and use lip moisturize, i.e. lip balm, the rest of the time. Use a cotton swab to apply the lip scrub to avoid transferring bacteria from your fingers into the jar. If you make your own homemade beauty products that do not contain preservatives, they have a shorter shelf life. It is recommended  by others to store any extra lip scrub in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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