I am a huge fan of exfoliation. As often as every other day in the shower I take a scrub of salt and essential oils to my skin. Since starting this, the dry skin on my legs has rejuvenated (even in winter) and my dermatologist said I look like a daily sun screen user (I don’t, shh). But I never… ever… thought of using a natural lip scrub. Silly me!
Never heard of natural lip scrub either? The website, Lip Scrub, (yes, there is really a site devoted to lip scrubs) describes lip scrubs as follows: “Lip scrub, like all other body scrubs, uses a gritty substance that to exfoliate the surface layers when rubbed on your lips. Lip scrubs remove the dead outer surface of your lips, but unlike body scrubs, they are generally safe if ingested. Lip scrubs are made to be sweet and great-tasting so scrubbing is healthy and enjoyable.”
Like Neapolitan ice cream, my Good Earth Beauty natural lip scrubs were crafted with sugar, and flavored with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate. Plus lots of organic oils! Mmmm, indeed!
When I tried my scrubs, they left my lips feeling clean and invigorated. With a bit of a natural rosy glow–kind of like your great aunt pinching your cheeks before the middle school dance. I went online to see what others had to say.
“Exfoliation can help minimize dryness and the appearance of fine lines,” Christine Rodgers, MD, a Denver-based plastic surgeon, says in More. Other sources mentioned that scrubs help lip color adhere better and can help remove dry skin in chapped-lip season. You can apply a lip scrub with a toothbrush or your index finger. Vogue Australia notes that lips are more delicate than skin, so shouldn’t be exfoliated more than twice a week.
Summer is prime time for looking fresh and smooth! Want to try for yourself? Then consider the giveaway below, sponsored by Good Earth Beauty.
This giveaway is for a lip scrub trio (flavor substitution may occur if needed), approximately a $25 retail value. It is open to mailing addresses in the US and closes on Sunday July 17 at midnight CST. To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer flavor. For a second entry, like Art of Natural Living on Facebook and leave a second comment letting me know you have done this. The winner will be picked randomly, contacted by email and have 24 hours to get back to me with mailing information or a new winner will be chosen.
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- Elderflower Cordial (Elderflower Syrup)