And yes, you should definitely stock up on your favorite lip balm — but board-certified dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, MD also explains that lip scrubs will come in clutch. "Sometimes, simply moisturizing the lips isn't enough," says Dr. Pierre. "You may need to use a lip scrub to not only get rid of the dead skin cells, but to also promote better hydration of the lips, and to increase the absorption of other products."
A couple tips: Dr. Pierre advises selecting a gentle formula to minimize irritation. You'll also want to stick to using it once a week for the same reason. And be sure to follow up with moisturizing lip products afterwards, he adds — they'll keep your lips looking and feeling their best.
Looking to add a lip exfoliant to your skin care routine? From sugar to bubble scrubs, below are ten lip lip scrubs to keep in mind before winter arrives.
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Lush Cherry Lip Scrub, $12.95
Zen vibes aside, this lip scrub also works hard to kick dry skin to the curb, what with its beet sugar, cocoa butter, and agave nectar.