Weird Beauty Trick That Works: Brushing Your Lips!
There really is a treatment for everything these days – and because everyone wants soft, moisturized lips along with just a little pout, I want to talk about why brushing your lips is a thing. Because it is!
No one wants dry, cracked lips, and sometimes layering on a ton of chapstick just doesn’t do the trick, especially in winter or dry climates. Insert a spare tooth brush and suddenly a quick trick for soft lips is born!
It might sound silly initially, but your lips are part of your skin, and if we exfoliate our skin, why wouldn’t we do the same for our lips? I mean, we put on lip balm, but we can definitely do more to take care of them! Plus, I’m all about giving new trends a try, so I had to jump on the bandwagon for this one.
How To Brush Your Lips:
It’s pretty simple to do – dampen your lips and grab an unused toothbrush. Softly brush (don’t push too hard!) in a circular motion. Just like you would when you’re exfoliating your skin, the circular brush motion will peel away any loose or dead skin leaving your lips super smooth and ready for gloss, balm or your favorite shade of lip color. If your lips are still dry, try adding a bit of salt to your toothbrush and that should help to deeply exfoliate – perfect before a red lipstick kinda night.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish is also ah-mazing, which nixes the toothbrush but lends the same results. Just depends on if you want a home DIY option or a product for purchase. The Henne option has been great while I’m traveling and don’t always have an extra toothbrush or time to put the mixture together.
If you want to take it up a notch and try to get a pouty look, I’ve read you should dab your toothbrush in a little bit of cinnamon oil before brushing on your lips. The oil acts as a natural plumper because cinnamon actually slightly irritates the sensitive skin on your lips. With the irritation, comes a little bit of swelling.
Of course the swelling isn’t permanent, but it, along with brushing, is something you can do consistently if you like how it makes your lips look and feel.
If you’re not into the oil, but you really want those smooth lips, you can slip just the brushing in while brushing your teeth in the morning.
Follow any brushing up by a gentle lip balm and you’re good to go. So quick and easy!
Here are my favorite tools for brushing your lips and keeping them soft and smooth!
I am the lip balm queen. It’s an unofficial title, but at any point in time you will find no fewer than 3 types of chapstick in my purse. Apparently you can be addicted to using chapstick, but I don’t care. I love Glossier’s Balm Dot Com because it functions as a universal skin salve. At least, that’s how they advertise it. It goes on my lips but it also goes everywhere else – my cuticles, my face, skin, really anywhere. I love it and a tube lasts seemingly forever.
Yes, exfoliating your lips is a thing. This stuff makes it super easy. You could make your own brown sugar scrub, but the convenience and packaging of this lip polish (seriously, everything from Fresh is so, so good) makes it an easy addition to my beauty vanity.
Believe it or not I have the Fresh lip polish and this version by Sara Happ. Both are wonderful. I like that this one comes in some different flavors. I nabbed a “Red Velvet Cupcake” flavor last year and had to resist eating the scrub it smelled so good.
What I love most about Fresh lip balms is that they feel so incredibly luxe and they actually work. Plus they have SPF in them which is so important. The tinted versions are ideal if you want the tiniest hint of color without having to deal with lipstick. Multi-tasking, I say.
I’m totally obsessed with coconut oil in beauty products, and Kopari gets me. I’ve tried a bunch of their products (happy to do a review if you guys are interested!) and the lip balm is a constant in my purses. I usually just leave a tube of this in every bag so I’m never left without lip balm in case of an emergency (gasp!)
Have you tried brushing your lips?