And yes, you should definitely stock up on your favorite lip balm – but board-certified dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, MD also explains that lip scrubs will come in clutch. “Sometimes, simply moisturizing the lips isn’t enough,” says Dr. Pierre. “You may need to use a lip scrub to not only get rid of the dead skin cells, but to also promote better hydration of the lips, and to increase the absorption of other products.”
A couple tips: Dr. Pierre advises selecting a gentle formula to minimize irritation. You’ll also want to stick to using it once a week for the same reason. And be sure to follow up with moisturizing lip products afterwards, he adds — they’ll keep your lips looking and feeling their best.
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