If you don’t like using lip scrub or if you ever found yourself in a situation without lip scrub, there are still very effective ways to exfoliate your lips. In this post, I will show you a few easy ways that you can exfoliate your lips without scrub at home.
How To Exfoliate Lips Without Scrub
Exfoliate Your Lips With A Toothbrush
The tiny bristles on a toothbrush is perfect to use on your lips for exfoliation. They are soft enough so they won’t hurt your lips. A toothbrush can help your lips become more plump and it only takes a few minutes.
To exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush, simply wet the bristles and scrub your lips in a circular motion. Use light pressure and ensure to cover all areas. If you feel irritation, stop immediately and try again with a with a brush that has softer bristles.
This helps to remove the dead skin cells on your lips, leaving them smooth and plumped. Do this once or twice a day to keep your lips in tip-top condition.
Exfoliate Your Lips With a Towel
The rough textures of the towel fabric can be used to exfoliate your lips. Ensure to use a soft towel, like a microfiber towel, to minimize irritation.
To exfoliate your lips with a towel, simply wet the towel and rub it onto your lips. Use gentle pressure and in a circular motion. You will find that your lips will look better immediately. If you feel irritation, stop immediately and add a bit of Vaseline to help moisturize your lips.
Do this once a day to exfoliate your lips and to make them soft.
Exfoliate Your Lips With an Electric Toothbrush
Similar to the toothbrush method described above, an electric toothbrush can also be used to exfoliate your lips. You have to be sure to use a soft brush head and an electric toothbrush with a “sensitive” or “low spin” setting.
To exfoliate your lips with an electric toothbrush, simply wet electric toothbrush head and turn the electric toothbrush into “slow spin” or “sensitive” mode. Lightly glide it on the surface of your lips. As the brush is spins, it will take out any dead skin on your lips. Spend only ½ to 1 second on each area.
Do not stop or focus on one area for too long due to the risk of irritation. If you feel irritation, stop immediately and apply some vaseline to help moisturize and relieve irritation.
Do this once every two days should do the trick. As an electric toothbrush may be too powerful for most people with sensitive lips, it’s not the prefered method but it’s also very effective for removing dead skin cells on your lips.
Exfoliate Your Lips with Tissue Paper or Paper Towel
Tissues and paper towels can also be used to exfoliate your lips. Unlike the towel method, don’t rub tissues or paper towels on your lips as they may leave behind tiny pieces of paper crumbs that is hard to clean up.
This method is for gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells on the surface of your lips.
To exfoliate your lips with tissue paper or paper towels, follow these steps:
- Wet the tissue paper or paper towel and place them on your lips like a mask. Ensure that it covers your entire lips.
- Apply gentle pressure on top and wait around 3 minutes. This allows your lips to absorb moisture.
- Gently peel off the paper tissue or paper towel. This will gently pull the dead skin from your lips, moist, fresh skin underneath .
Apply some lip balm or Vaseline to hold in the moisture.
As this is a gentle method, you can do this twice daily. If you find tiny pieces of paper crumbs on your lips after using this method, it means you need to get better quality tissue or paper towel.
Exfoliate Your Lips With a Spoolie
You can use a spoolie to exfoliate your lips. A spoolie is designed to be used on eyelashes and brows so the bristles are usually stiffer and more spaced out. You wouldn’t use it like a toothbrush for exfoliating because a spoolie is designed to be used in a “up and down” motion and not “side to side”.
To exfoliate your lips with a spoolie, first clean the spoolie and ensure that there is no mascara or other eye makeup on it. Then place the spoolie horizontally on your lips and brush in an up and down motion. Use gentle pressure and do this for all areas of your lips. This will brush off the dead skin. Rinse your lips afterwards with water and moisturize with lip balm or vaseline.
As this bristles on a spoolie are quite stiff compared to a toothbrush, it does a good job or exfoliating dead skin cells. Do this once every two days for lasting results.