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Henné Organics is known for its luxe take on lip care. Its Rose Diamonds lip exfoliator, made with blush petal pink crystals, is the perfect solution to rough lips. The gentle sugar scrubs away dead skin, while coconut oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil moisturize. Meanwhile, rose oil adds a relaxing floral fragrance.
Shop: Henné Organics Lip Exfoliator, $24
In the video above, In The Know demonstrates how to use the sweet scrub. Apply the Rose Diamonds scrub to damp lips and softly massage it in in a circular motion for one to two minutes. (It’s made of natural sugar and oils so don’t be afraid to do a little taste test!) After a few minutes of massaging, wipe or rinse the remaining scrub off.
Henné Organics recommends applying a layer of lip balm afterward to ensure you lock in the moisture and keep your kisses super smooth.
Though it might seem flippant to some to suggest that a beauty routine could actually play a role in self-care, women have long anecdotally documented how sticking to a regimen has improved their anxiety while providing personal time to reflect. A 2017 survey of 1,295 women in the U.K. cited by Marie Claire found that 15 percent of participants used skincare to relax.
A recent study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology by Katie Rodan M.D. and Kathy Fields M.D. also found that a simple three-step skincare routine actually reduced cortisol levels, AKA the stress hormone. But even prior to the study, many healthcare professionals touted the benefits of a beauty routine.
“A skincare regimen can be very calming and the physical act of a facial massage can help lower your heart rate,” Amy Wechser, M.D., who is double-board-certified in dermatology and psychiatry, told Marie Claire.
“When someone is depressed or anxious, a routine provides a sense that they have control over their skin, their body and consequently part of their life.”
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