Beauty, Makeup, Skin Care

Three Ways To Exfoliate Your Lips

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4 of these were already mine, but eos sent me some new ones for my very colorful collection.

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You all know I love a matte or liquid lipstick, which is probably why one of my most frequent questions is “How do you keep your lips from getting dry and chapped?” When wearing matte lipstick, you’re faced with a few obstacles: if your lips are already dry, it will amplify every imperfection and exacerbate the problem. And if your lips aren’t properly prepped and cared for, it can lead to dryness. That’s why I keep my lips exfoliated and moisturized, and frequently apply balm throughout the day. If you follow me on snapchat, you might remember a month or so ago, I found something like 6 different lip balms in my backpack (4 of them were eos, whom I partnered with for this post). And if you know me in real life, you definitely know that I have a multitude lip balms stashed everywhere: by my bed, on my vanity, in every bag and coat pocket, in drawers…just in case I need it, I like having them nearby. My lips are rarely if ever chapped, because I cannot stand the feeling and do everything to avoid it. Even my longest wearing lipsticks are removed (usually halfway through the day), to do away with that caked-up feeling and give them some moisture before reapplying. BUT! It’s not just about keeping your lips moisturized. You also have to remember to exfoliate your lips. So, without further ado, here are three different ways to exfoliate your lips, so that you can comfortably wear matte lipstick or liquid lipstick:

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Coconut and brown sugar scrub: Mix equal parts coconut oil (while in its solid form) and brown sugar and put it in a clean jar, which you can keep in the fridge. I make a very small batch, so I don’t have to worry about spoiling. Once it’s mixed into a thick paste, just dab some on your lips and gently scrub, then wipe away. Bonus: it tastes pretty good, too!

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Oil and muslin cloth (or a washcloth): This is my daily go-to, when I do my first cleanse at night. Since I first use a cleansing oil, I apply a little extra at the end and wipe with a muslin cloth. I think of this as the lazy girl’s exfoliant.

how to exfoliate your lips

eos Lip Balm and toothbrush: Apply a generous amount of lip balm, then gently brush your lips with a toothbrush that’s designated for this task (but I suppose that should go without saying). This works best with softer bristles, so it won’t irritate your lips.

how to exfoliate your lips

You can choose any of the three ways to exfoliate your lips, but always remember to apply lip balm, after! Let it sink in for a little while, then blot excess with blotting paper. I prefer blotting paper because it quickly soaks up excess oils and doesn’t leave any lint. Despite my literal bowl full of eos lip balms, I always seem to reach for the sweet mint when it’s nearby. It’s definitely my favorite!

how to exfoliate your lips

Now that your lips are exfoliated and moisturized, apply lip primer and lipstick, as usual. You’re good to go!

Thanks to eos for partnering on this post, and for restocking my arsenal of lip balms:)

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  1. Milana says:

    Thanks for this tips! I used to think that you can just scrub your lips with a brush just when they’re wet from water. Another great exfoliator is a mixture of honey. sugar and cinnamon + a few drops of essential oils of your choice 😉

  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Simple great tips for the lips! It’s always an essential! Merci! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  3. Luz@moonandroses says:

    wow!! thanks, i need to try it, i love mate lipstick but i have problems with the weather change.
    take care, you look really pretty

  4. Francesca says:

    Love the post and the photos work so well with the text. Perfection.

  5. Holly says:

    What is your favorite lip primer?

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      My favorite is still MAC Prep + Prime Lip!

  6. Heather says:

    Start writing here. Great post. I have to take special care of my lips because they are always cracking and I love to wear lipstick.

  7. Jess says:

    Hi Keiko, the eos lipbalm looks amazing! I’ll be investing!

    Historically I apply a heavy layer (like peanut butter on toast) of vaseline to my lips before I go to bed and wipe off the dead skin cells in the morning. Hopefully, this won’t be such a strain on my vaseline supplies! 🙂