How To Exfoliate Your Lips Using Baking Soda

How To Exfoliate Your Lips Using Baking Soda

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Lips are something that enhances your overall personality, as they are the first sight to be seen in a person. They tell a lot about you. Perfectly curved lips really look attractive, whereas sadly, chapped lips are considered as ill health of a person. However, in this world of pollution, stress and hectic schedule, it has become difficult to maintain the quality of one’s lips. In a nutshell, luscious lips are always attractive.

Causes of dark and chapped lips-

  1. Cigarette toxins
  2. Sucking on lips
  3. Caffeinated beverages
  4. Alcohol
  5. Chlorine water
  6. Exposure to ultra violet rays (sun) or harsh & humid temperatures
  7. Poor and unbalanced diet
  8. Low-quality cosmetics
  9. Allergic reactions
  10. Hormonal imbalances
  11. Stress
  12. Vitamin deficiency
  13. Chemotherapy
  14. Improper lifestyle habits  

Lip Care

aid2511322-728px-Get-Pink-Lips-Step-2Bullet2Once the lips turn dull, brown and unhealthy, it is quite difficult to make them pink again. Proper lip care must be taken to maintain healthy and un-chapped lips. Once the lips get flaky, they do get healed but take a longer time and effort, as it is well said prevention is better than cure.

What basically needs to be done to cure such unhealthy chapped lips?

The answer is exfoliation. Now what is lip exfoliation? Lip Exfoliation is basically the massage of lips in a gentle manner. It enables removal of dead skin layers, which cover up your lips due to various reasons.

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Advantages of exfoliation

  1. It helps in gentle cleansing of lip skin, thereby removing dead lip cells.
  2. Moisturizing the skin and helping it heal.
  3. Maintaining soft, smooth and healthy nature of the skin.

Chemically synthesized lip balms, lip exfoliator are also quite popular in the market. However, their toxicity can have adverse effects on quality of lips. Besides, they are expensive and may not fit into everyone’s pocket.

DIY always helps!

A DIY exfoliator consists of majorly two components:

  1. The exfoliator
  2. The nourishing agent

One can definitely turn to DIY techniques for this issue! As nature can always come to rescue if chemicals don’t work! Various substances such as coconut oil, sugar, honey, etc., can prove really beneficial. One of the most effective substances is Baking soda. As we are talking about lip care! Let me tell you my little secret of smooth and pink lips! You won’t believe what I use for my lips! Yes, it’s the ‘baking soda’.