Everyone has heard of them and (unfortunately) a lot of people are using them. We are talking about lip scrubs. We asked Dr. Kaplan for the inside scoop on scrubs and what they actually do for our skin’s health.
Scrubs by nature are abrasive. We all know what happens when we pull dead skin off our lips when they are chapped. Our lips become raw and very sensitive. Then when you use a lip scrub, this is essentially what is happening; an abrasive scrub on the delicate skin of our lips can make them raw and painful. A lip scrub exfoliates good and bad skin on your lips, they then become dry and ultimately results in even more chapped skin. Using a scrub is not unlike to taking sandpaper to your dry chapped lips, added to that, most lip scrubs do not add anything nourishing or beneficial to your lips in the form of hydration or anti-aging benefits.
A healthy, effective solution for getting rid of chapped lips is using a lip mask and a hydrating lip balm.
We recommend the Perfect Pout. The duo consists of a LIP Mask and a LIP Balm. The LIP 20 Mask instantly transforms chapped, dry lips into softer and smoother lips. The star ingredient in the LIP 20 Mask is papaya enzymes. Papaya enzymes help your lips to gently exfoliate away dry skin without harming or irritating the delicate skin on your lips. It also contains hyaluronic acid to rehydrate chapped lips. Marine Collagen will naturally plump your lips and fill in lip wrinkles to create a natural fuller looking lip.
The golden rule in skincare is to apply a hydrating Lip Balm after exfoliating to seal in moisture. We recommend following up with the LIP Balm which also contains SPF 20.
KAPLAN MD’s Special Tip: For extremely chapped lips we recommend applying a thin layer of LIP Mask on overnight to wake up to soft, full, smooth and kissable lips!