Your lips tend to dry out faster than the rest of your skin and hydration is the key to keep them protected. The one product that we all love and regularly use to keep our lips soft and moisturised is the humble lip balm. But is that enough? Well, our lip skin is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of our body and therefore, it’s more prone to damage. So it definitely deserves much more attention too. And lip masks are the new way to do it.
Whether you want to plump up your under-eye skin or get rid of frizzy hair, there’s a mask out there that’s got you covered. But recently, there has been an influx of mask options hitting the market specifically for your lips. Yep, you read that right! The hero product not only keeps your lips moisturised, but it also smoothens them. A good lip mask usually contains all the right vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and glycerin.
Here, we’re sharing some of the best lip masks that you will fall in love with. Get ready for smoother, softer-looking lips.
From gel-based formulas to the ones that will keep your lips hydrated, lips masks will completely change the way you pamper your pout. So ladies, let’s get started! Shall we?
As the name suggests, this one is a leave-on mask that moisturises your lips overnight. The lip mask by Laneige not only gently melts away the dead skin cells from your lips, but it also leaves your lips smooth. This hydrating lip mask contains Berry extracts which are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They act quickly on dry and rough lips and make them supple. Besides the essential vitamins, some of its main active ingredients are root extracts of Evening Primrose plant, hydro-ion mineral water and Hunza apricot extract.
Stay pout perfect with this hydrating lip mask by Enn’s Closet! Loaded with hyaluronic acid, this lip mask moisturises your lips like no other. It’s also enriched with honey, glycerin, Shea butter, and Jojoba oil which add to the mask’s softening capabilities. This works best when left overnight.
Wake up to well-moisturised lips with Innisfree Lip Sleeping Mask With Canola Oil. Though the texture of this overnight lip mask is a bit waxy and hard, but don’t worry, it’s easy to apply. With naturally derived ingredients -- beeswax, sunflower seed wax, castor seed oil, rapeseed oil -- this lip moisturising mask is one of the best ones available. Yes, it’s a small container but it lasts long. The best part: it does not contain harmful ingredients like silicone oil, tar colour and synthetic fragrance.
You can apply this moisturising lip mask overnight or during the daytime. It gives intense hydration and is the perfect prep for lipstick. This fragrance-free product is the perfect nourishing treatment mask for softer and supple lips.
This lip sheet mask by Sephora will replenish, nourish and moisturise your lips in as little as 15 minutes. Yep, don’t rub your eyes, you read that right! Infused with natural ingredients, the variety in these sheet masks cater to every skin type. While the rose lip mask will moisturise and soften your lips, the one with shea butter will help those chapped lips.
With collagen, hyaluronic acid and cherry extract, this one is a great lip treatment mask patch that revitalises your lips. The moisture-enriched lip sheet mask provides the much-needed soothing effect to your dry lips. The gel-type mask perfectly sticks to your lips and instantly provides that refreshing effect.
Your lips will feel soft and nourished just after a few minutes of leaving this lip mask on, trust us. What makes it a great buy is the combination of hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as vitamin C, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry extracts. The hydrating lip mask not only moisturises your lips, but it also plumps them, leaving your pout super soft and smooth.
The one-time-use lip mask brightens and moisturises your lips within 30 minutes. Not only does it improve the texture of your lips, but it also leaves them soft and supple for longer hours. For better results, you can exfoliate your pout with a lip scrub too.
Yes, lip masks can be effective. Choosing a good lip mask can not only nourish your lips, but it can also improve the texture of your skin. Let’s just say that when water doesn’t work anymore, it’s always better to move to lip masks for that extra hydration.
Well, it depends. If you’re using a bottled lip mask, then, of course, you have to finish the container. But, if you have your hands on a lip sheet mask, then you have to discard them after a single-use.
To use the lip sheet masks, all you have to do is to just put it on your lips for 15-20 minutes (or as recommended) and remove it. And tada, you have yourselves plump, soft lips.
To work well, a lip sheet mask needs to stay on your pout or at least 15 minutes, though for some, the time can be 30 minutes as well. However, some lip balm masks need to be kept overnight.
Yes! Apply the lip mask before going to bed, leave it overnight and wash it out the next morning with warm water.
When you shop, make sure the lip mask you’re going for has all the essential ingredients, including vitamin C, Shea butter, jojoba or castor oil as well plant extracts like aloe vera.
A lip sleeping mask has a balm texture and a generous layer of a soothing mask at bedtime will help reduce the flakiness on your lips, so that you wake up with a softer, supple pout.
While there’s no harm in using a lip mask regularly, but twice or thrice a week is the usual recommendation.
TBH, lip masks do not necessarily need to be a part of your daily skincare routine. But yes, they are definitely worth it if you suffer from chapped and dry lips.
Well, believe it or not, flaky lips are something that almost everyone has to deal with, and yes, there are lots of ways to treat them. But, using a lip mask is the best and most efficient way to heal your chapped lips!
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