by Alexandra Samuel
Francois Deconinck Lip scrubs are some kind of beauty genius. While they may sound like an optional, almost unnecessary step in your daily get-pretty regimen, lip scrubs tend to deliver more benefit than a typical facial exfoliator would: they tend to be very hydrating on top of smoothing rough flakes away. Plus, the scrubby granules are often extra small, gentle and effective for lips' very different skin. And adding on a hydrating balm on top helps to seal in the newfound moisture with occlusive ingredients. But why buy when you can DIY?
THE LIP SCRUB:
Sugar is the ultimate exfoliant for a few reasons. First of all, it's gritty, but not so gritty that you feel like you're rubbing sandpaper on delicate skin. It's also a humectant, which means it attracts moisture. So when you rub on lips, the sugar knocks out flaky, rough skin while attracting major moisture to the freshly revealed skin underneath. I add coconut oil as a base because I love the texture and the taste: