Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why should I use a Lip Scrub?



Using a lip scrub is the easiest and best way to remove dry dead skin from your lips and helps to promote healthy and supple skin on your lips.

FACT: Did you know that your lips are one of the first areas of your body that someone notices when they look at you?

How does it work?
A lip scrub removes dry dead skin from the top layer of your lips thus making your lips silky smooth and kissable. It helps the skin hold more moisture and prevents chapping and helps your lip balm, lip tint or lipstick stay on better. Also visible wrinkles around the mouth are less noticeable and can help put an end to the viscous cycle of biting your lips. What more could you ask for?

What are they made with?
Lip scrubs are usually made from a combination of sugars and oils and/or butters and the yummy ones are flavored.

At ForGoodnessGrape lip scrubs are made using a combination of sugars and my very popular lip balm base that I make with a blend of healing butters and oils. All are flavored to be super yummy. I pour them into oval lip balm tubes and you apply it straight from the tube similar to using a lip balm. You never have to touch the product directly and when you're done you'll feel a nice coat of lip balm left on your lips. I also decorate the tops with extra sugars to make them look delicious. The same sugars on the top will be found throughout the scrub.

Why are yours in a tube?
I believe that this method is a cleaner and safer alternative to a potted scrub.  Did you know that dipping your finger into a potted lip scrub may contaminate the entire pot the very first time you use it?

So here's the best way to properly use each type. Remember to always wash your hands well before either method.

How to use a lip scrub in a tube:
Hold the tube as if you were going to apply lip balm. Then gently rub the product across your lips in a circular and back and forth motion paying particular attention to dry and flaky areas. When you're done you can rinse or use a tissue to remove the sugar from your lips or it's totally safe and more YUMMY to just lick it off. Complete your treatment by applying a good lip balm immediately after exfoliating which will nourish and moisturize the newly exposed skin on your lips. Super fast and easy.

Your lips should be kissable, soft and silky smooth after the first treatment. A tubed lip scrub will provide you with many applications so I recommend using it weekly to keep them soft and smooth.

How to use a lip scrub in a pot: 
I suggest using a small cosmetic spatula to remove the desired amount of product from the pot then apply the product to your finger from the spatula. Using a cosmetic spatula should help to keep your potted scrub fresh and cause minimal contamination.

Using your finger, rub the product onto your lips with a circular, back and forth motion and either rinse or wipe the sugar from your lips. You can lick the sugar from your lips but if it's a little too oily and/or not flavored it may not taste very good.

When finished, be sure to thoroughly clean the spatula and properly store it so that it's clean and ready for your next use.

Wash the sugar and oils from your fingers and follow up with a good lip balm as mentioned above.

Well there you have it...everything you ever wanted to know about lip scrubs :)

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