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Lip Exfoliation 101: Why Your Pout Needs a Polish

Anna Denson
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If you’ve ever worried about clogged pores or a dull complexion, you already know about exfoliation. It’s probably found a permanent home in your skincare routine, regularly stepping in to leave your face fresh and bright. 


But have you ever considered exfoliating your lips?


Turns out, the petal-soft skin on your pout has been longing for an exfoliant of its very own.

 

Why Lips Love Exfoliation, Too

No matter your skin type, the skin of your lips is extra vulnerable to dryness and flaking. There are two central reasons for this. One, the skin on your lips is very thin — only 3 to 5 layers, compared to 15 or 16 covering other parts of your face. So your lips lose moisture more quickly. Two, your lips don’t benefit from the same barrier of natural oils as the rest of your skin, so your hydration escapes even faster.


Long story short? Your lips are so delicate that they succumb to chapping, and you’re left with a flaky, uneven mess.


This is why lips love exfoliation. A quality exfoliant clears away dry skin to keep your lips smooth and flake-free, even in the driest conditions. And if you’re a fan of dramatic lip looks, there’s no better way to guarantee a smooth canvas for immaculate lipstick application.


Even the physical process of exfoliating is excellent for your lips. The stimulating massage encourages circulation, giving your lips a naturally vibrant glow. So if you’re not feeling lipstick, you’re also ready to flaunt a gorgeous, au naturel finish.


Sound too good to be true? There is one caveat. With exfoliation, you can definitely have too much of a good thing. To make sure you’re refreshing your lips without scraping or stripping them, the trick is finding an exfoliant with the right balance of gentle and effective.

 

What to Look For (and Avoid) in a Lip Exfoliant

What makes the perfect lip exfoliator?


If you’ve attempted lip exfoliation before, you may have turned to DIY sugar scrubs or a quick once-over with the bristles of your toothbrush. But these hacks can actually be counterproductive, causing microtears that leave your lips shredded like tissue paper and even more fragile than they were to begin with.


Meanwhile, store-bought exfoliating products stuff their formulations with sensory ingredients like mint, eucalyptus, or artificial fragrances. Sure, they may feel or taste nice on application. But in reality, they’re irritating your sensitive lips and robbing them of hydration.

 

 

Averr Aglow infographic - Common Ingredients That Can Irritate Your Lips

 

 

Why sacrifice the long-term condition of your lips for a few moments of instant gratification? There’s a better way!


To truly care for your pout without making matters worse, choose products that are gentle on lips and steer clear of skin-aggravating ingredients. You don’t have to keep relying on questionable “lip hacks'' or cheap, corner-cutting formulas. Instead, you can invest in yourself with natural products that prioritize your lips’ ongoing health and wellbeing.


Ready for pout-friendly exfoliation that genuinely enhances your lips? Tick all the boxes with our rejuvenating Strawberry Soufflé Lip Polish.

 

How to Smooth and Pamper Your Lips With Our Strawberry Soufflé Polish 

Some exfoliants are so harsh and hardcore that they can only be used once a week. Red flag! Who wants to risk accidentally sandblasting the natural hydration and goodness out of your lips every time you exfoliate?


That’s why we created our Strawberry Soufflé Lip Polish, a natural-based exfoliator safe for daily use — even on the most sensitive complexions.


Our secret? Pairing delicate exfoliation with restorative hydration.

 

 

 

 

Our polish doesn’t rely on jagged sugars or overly aggressive acids. Instead, it’s crafted with whole strawberry seeds that buff away dry skin without any damage or irritation. The seeds’ round, organic curves massage and invigorate your lips, gently unveiling softer, smoother results.


To help keep your lips’ flawless finish going strong, we also infused the polish with nourishing botanicals like moringa, strawberry seed oil, and jojoba. These nutrient-rich oils bathe your lips in thirst-quenching hydration and lock in moisture for long-lasting luster.


After all, beautiful lips aren’t just smooth...they’re also healthy, plump, and moisturized!

Some botanicals in our lip polish have antibacterial properties that may also help discourage lip breakouts.

Best of all? The Strawberry Soufflé Lip Polish is delightfully easy to use.


STEPS TO SUCCESS

 

1. Apply a pea-sized amount of scrub.

2. Massage into your lips for 60 seconds, with gentle, circular motions.

3. Thoroughly rinse or wipe your lips clean.

4. Admire your buttery-smooth results!


    Can’t wait to experience these benefits for yourself? It gets even better.


    To cherish and support your lips with premium care, we went two steps further, partnering our delectable lip scrub with a deeply nourishing lip mask and a glossy, moisturizing lip balm. Together, this unbeatable trio forms our Perfect Pout Lip Kit, the complete answer to all your lip care needs.

     

     

    Averr Aglow Perfect Pout Lip Kit

     

     

    With this simple kit, lip care is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply start with your lip polish as you exfoliate, nourish, and hydrate your way to all-day kissable lips!

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    Anna is a Copywriter at Averr Aglow. A not-so-secret nerd, she loves books with swords and never gets tired of Alien or Jurassic Park. Also a total foodie, she has an unnecessarily large cookbook collection. When not busy writing, Anna travels the world and dotes on her two spoiled cats, Waffle and Fanta.

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