In our skin-care routine, we use exfoliation as a means of removing dead skin cells and buildup that can make skin appear dull and flaky and prevent products like moisturizer and makeup from going on smoothly. These reasons are also why it’s important to exfoliate the oft-neglected lip area. If your lips are chapped and flaky and your lipstick isn’t going on flawlessly, exfoliation is your answer. You can’t go wrong with a lip scrub, but there are also ways to smooth out the area that don’t require the purchase of a new product. Here, we’re sharing five of our favorite hacks for softer lips.
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