Lip Scrubs, Are They Worth It?

Winter is in full swing and as the temperature drops keeping your skin and body hydrated is more important than ever. During the colder months, lips are more susceptible to dryness, cracking and flakiness; I know mine are despite how many layers of Carmex or Vaseline I’ve applied throughout the day. The cold weather is not the only cause of dry lips, dehydration and lack of vitamins can also cause frequent dryness; lip scrubs can be a great way to help tackle the problem. Lip scrubs, not only get rid of dry and dead skin cells with exfoliant ingredients such as sugar and fruit, but also deeply hydrate the lips to prevent dryness throughout the day and the need for the constant re-application of lip balms. It is essential to opt for gentle exfoliating lip scrub products to avoid any harsh irritation, which often cause more long-term damage to the skin.  

Some of the best lip scrubs on the market, to help you say goodbye to chapped lips this winter include: 

Dr. PawPaw Scrub & Nourish Duo Pot 

Taking inspiration from the technology used in Korean beauty Dr.PawPaw have created their very own bespoke duo pot with a lip scrub in the top pot and the award-winning original balm in the bottom pot. A great 2 in 1 lip combo, priced at £8.47 on Amazon, making a great handbag addition. The scrub utilises all-natural Vegan Friendly, Cruelty Free & Gluten Free ingredients, such as Aloe vera, Olive Oil and Papaya extract to nourish the lips.  

Lanolips Lemonaid Scrubba-Balm 

A great sugar-based lip scrub for those with sensitive lips, containing natural ingredients orange peel to help combat rough and dead skin. The formula also features the hydrating ingredient lanolin, perfect for those cold winter days. You can purchase the lip scrub at Lookfantastic.com for £13. 

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Conditioning Lip Scrub with Exfoliating Honey Crystals 

Another gem from Look Fantastic, priced at £6.99. Utilising Beeswax and Honey Crystals, the exfoliating ingredients effectively polish and prime your lips in preparation for the application of lip products such as gloss or lipstick. The all-natural formula gently buffs away rough and dry skin creating a smooth and long-lasting finish.