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These Lip Scrubs Will Give You Soft, Smooth Puckers

With the amount of lipstick we put on, you would think that women would take better care of their puckers. But I was totally surprised to find out from my group of girlfriends that none of them applied lip balm regularly, instead only choosing to slather on some product when their lips feel dry or rough.

You should actually treat lip balm like moisturiser for your puckers, which mean applying them twice daily. But even that might not be enough to keep your lips in tiptop shape. As we get older, our skin renewal cycle slows down, which can lead to rough, dry and uneven skin texture. To treat this, weekly exfoliation is a must.

In the same way, simply moisturising our puckers is not enough. Use a scrub at least once a week is essential to keeping our lips, healthy, soft and smooth. We pick out five awesome lip scrubs that not only help to get rid of surface dead skin cells but also nourishes, treats and hydrates.

#1: Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub, $48
One of our favourite beauty buys, this exfoliating and nourishing stick has grains of sugar that scrub off surface dead skin cells then melts away to nourish dry skin. And as if that’s not impressive enough, it leaves a soft pinkish wash of colour so your lips feel and look smooth, dewy and rosy. #2: The Body Shop Lip Scuff, $19.90
A moisturising lip care is infused with marula oil and beeswax and helps to gently exfoliate lips to help remove dead skin cells, leaving the puckers feeling smooth, soft and conditioned. It also evens the surface of the skin so it can better absorb your lip colour. #3: M.A.C Lipscubtious, $29
This sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flakey skin with a sweet, yummy formula infused with hydrating and nourishing conditioning ingredients. #4: Sephora Collection Honey Lip Scrub, $9
Formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this features gentle sugar exfoliants to smooth and soften lips, priming them for lipstick and other lip products. #5: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand, $36
The wand massages lips while delivering deep nourishment to instantly awaken their natural color. The applicator’s innovative microbristles bring out a healthy rosiness, while the moisture- preserving sugar formula increases hydration by 45 per cent for six hours while providing a soft dewy finish. Like this? Check out the best lip crayons for fast and easy application, illuminating makeup bases that give you a radiant complexion and the hottest shade in makeup now is Millennial Pink.