I remember being very fascinated with lip plumping back in college, and with extremely tight budgets, I really couldn’t afford a Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper from Soap and Glory. Hence, I ventured out to self-plump lips using house-hold products (NO, I did not use haldi or chandan here 😛 )
On this journey I discovered that lips had to be regularly exfoliated because the skin on them is much more sensitive than that on our faces and pretty much the rest of the body too. And while we did take care of all sorts of facials (no, please, !!!)- we forgot to take care of our lips, except during winters, when we dab ourselves with occasional lip balm during chapped or severely chapped days.
Here’s a 5 minute routine you could add to your mornings or late nights, preferably after whenever you bathe, that’ll add to your lip health!
I just purchased Juicy Chemisty’s Lemon and Spearmint LipScrub off Amazon and being a tiny container that it is, it came in a rather large package. So this was my first shot with the product, and the tiny 10 gm of lip scrub smelled rather lovely and citrusy when I popped it open.
On my finger, the consistency was sugary and creamy at the same time- always good to retain the moisture on your lips with an oil base of a lip scrub. More pros and cons later!
Since I am fairly familiar with how lip scrubs function, I waited till I was done with my bath, and here was my routine.
Step One: Moisten your lips with water, and pat-not-completely-dry them (note: hair wet, because I do this after my bath every time, alternatively- wash your face with warm water and continue- it softens the lip skin)
Step Two: Pull out a tiny dollop of lip scrub on your finger
Step Three: Slather it on your lips and massage with your finger
Step Four: Use an old toothbrush that is still clean and rub it on your lips in circles
Step Five: Another quick finger scrub and you can wash off the scrub
Step Six: Coat your lips with lip balm/ cream- I use Jojoba Oil because I love the hydration
Pros of Juicy Chemistry’s Lemon and Spearmint Lip Scrub:
- It smells amazing
- It has an oily base that helps retain the moisture
- It clarifies the skin around the lips too
- Visible results after the first use
- Plumps lips too- albeit for 20 minutes after use
- Easy on the pocket
- Usable daily
Cons of Juicy Chemistry’s Lemon and Spearmint Lip Scrub:
- It isn’t easily available
Price: INR 200 for 10 gms
Rating: 4/5 stars
Pro- tip: Plump your lips 2x using this routine before applying a lip plumper 😀