Let’s talk about LipSense and peeling flaking lips! What’s happening the first few weeks I use LipSense? Is it making my lips peel? If you Google “LipSense and peeling/flaking lips”, you may find information about the so-called “exfoliation phase” – but that’s a misnomer! LipSense is not causing your lips to peel or flake. More about the so-called “exfoliation phase” below, and what to do about it! (Meanwhile, join my Facebook group so you can get more tips like this!)
The “EXFOLIATION PHASE” with new LipSense users: is LipSense making my lips peel and flake?
No! LipSense does not CAUSE lips to peel or flake or exfoliate.
Your lips, just like the rest of your skin, is always sloughing off dead skin cells. (Like when you scratch your arm and see ashy, dead skin.)
Inferior products with high concentrations of cheap wax (I’m talking to you, Chap Stick!) BLOCK this process while you’re using them. They literally BLOCK hydration and the normal permeability of your lips. Why does a surfer wax their board? To keep water OUT!
Exfoliation is not what your skin does, it’s what YOU DO to hasten this process and remove the dead skin so your skin can look its best. (So when you use an exfoliator like a wet washcloth or loofah in the shower, or Polishing Exfoliator from SeneGence you’re uncovering the younger, healthier skin.)
Glossy Gloss is amazing stuff! Its synthetic, vegan beeswax alternative do NOT block the exchange of moisture from the air (or water you drink) to your lips! USE Glossy Gloss at night after you remove your LipSense.
AVOID using Chap Stick or other crappy lip balms if you want the maximum wear time and most beautiful application of your LipSense! We do have a wonderful Lip Balm if you’re interested, it’s the best one I’ve ever used and I only need to use it ONCE a day… not every 30 minutes like I used to have to use cheap lip balms!
Your lips are SUPPOSED to slough off (peel, flake) just like the rest of your skin… treat them well by gently scrubbing them every night with a damp washcloth and applying Glossy Gloss (or our lip balm!) and you’ll wake up to baby soft lips.
DRINK your WATER!!! Stay hydrated and use Glossy Gloss to heal chronically chapped lips (like it did mine!). (See: Glossy Gloss to help chronically chapped lips)
Science buffs who want more info can go here to read more about the so-called “exfoliation phase”.
If you prefer, you can watch this video all about why your lips may peel or flake when you start LipSense:
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