When it comes to exfoliating, lips might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But keeping lips soft and smooth may be the best beauty secret I’ve learned since starting my job. Even in the summer, your kissers can get chapped and all the balm in the world can’t save them. That’s where exfoliation comes in. I have always tried sugary sweet scrubs, but they can be a bit much. This latest product is a fresh take on everything else on the shelves.
Sara Happ, whose eponymous beauty brand is known for its Luxe Balm, teamed up with noted beauty retailer Blue Mercury to create a light citrus lip scrub, a combination of lemon, mint, and cucumber that’s the perfect exfoliator for summer.
The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ & M-61, $24 at bluemercury.com
According to Sara, the best time to use the scrub is in the morning: “After you’ve finished with all your makeup, gently rub it on your lips. This will increase blood circulation to make them naturally flushed and plumped.” When I do this in the morning, I don’t even need to apply gloss afterward, just a clear balm. This is also a great trick when you want to refresh your look without taking off all your makeup.
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