Today I want to talk with you guys about a little adjustment to my skincare routine that I’ve been testing for the past couple of weeks, which honestly, has made a huge difference to the texture of my lips. Although the weather is gradually getting warmer in the UK, I’m sure I’m not the only one who works in an environment where the air con is being used to keep things bearable. And thanks to the air con, our lips still get dry and chapped even though it’s not winter and freezing cold anymore. So this has meant I still need to take extra care of lips despite the warm weather. I’ve reviewed both of these products before, and used them at different points in my skincare routine, but after reviewing one product, I contemplated the idea of using these products together off the cuff as I wrote the review. So, since writing the review, I’ve been pairing these two products together at the end of my night time routine to see what difference it would make.
As I just mentioned, I have reviewed both of these products already, which I’ll link here and here, but this duo consists of a lip scrub (I’ve had the Lush one for a while and it’s nearly out of date so I’m trying to use it up before then), and a lip balm, which is by E.L.F. which I reviewed last week?
The basic idea is that once I’ve cleansed, applied my serum and moisturiser, I would exfoliate my lips and then apply the lip balm to my polished lips, while the moisturiser absorbs into my skin. I don’t exfoliate my lips every single night (mostly cause I forget >__>) since I think that might be overdoing it, but I try my best to remember to use my lip balm every night. Honestly, I’m a forgetful person, and also sometimes lazy, but the impact on my lips compared to when I didn’t do this has been surprisingly dramatic. And I avoid using both terms unless I really mean it.
I don’t get chapped lips often, as I’m quite lucky about that, but there are days/weeks when my lips feel very tight around the edges or sore, and I find that this duo really work well together to improve the quality of my lips, a lot faster than if I use one or the other on their own. The two work very well together: the lip scrub buffs and exfoliates away the dry/dead skin so I have fresh lips after, and then the lip balm moisturises the polished surface that’s left behind – so when I wake up, they feel ridiculously soft.
I use this as part of my night time routine for reasons I explain in my review of the lip balm, but I also find this to be a very simple and relaxing way to wind down at night at the end of my skincare routine. If like myself and you’re feeling very stressed, I find doing this each night is another little way to calm myself down to sleep, while doing something kind to myself that will make me feel good. I think I could use this as part of my day time routine, but something about the relaxing nature of this step feels very appropriate for night time, plus the benefit of letting this lip balm get to work overnight. I think this also really lovely to do if you have time to pamper yourself, while you relax with a face mask and your favourite TV show or film.
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