Winter is the time of dry and chapped everything, but lips really get the worst of it. So when your lip balm just doesn't cut it, hydrating lip masks can help save and repair chapped puckers. Because the skin on the lips is thinner than on other parts of our faces and bodies, they are much more susceptible to effects of the weather. This essentially means that they need just as much (if not more) protection. So make sure to carry around a trusted lip balm, and try not to lick or pick at your lips as much, especially during the colder, drier months. And if your lips still need a little extra TLC, try a lip mask while you sleep.
A lip mask, like other hydrating masks for the face, will help infuse the skin with moisture, thereby rejuvenating and plumping the lips— basically like an extra-strength lip balm. If you don't want to run out and buy one, celebrity facialist, Joanna Vargas, suggests mixing one teaspoon of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey, and massaging the mixture on the lips. Leaving this mask on your lips for five minutes will restore the lipid layer and moisturize. Plus, coconut oil and honey have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, to boot. If you're not much of a DIY-er though, no worries. There are still plenty of options to keep your lips thoroughly hydrated this winter.
1. Eve Lom
This glossy balm instantly moisturizes, relieves, and softens lips. It can even be worn as a hydrating, glossy finish over lipstick.
2. Bite Beauty
These lip masks even come in pretty tints so your lips can appear flushed while they heal and soften.
3. Kaplan MD
This gel mask can actually dissolve chapped and dead skin to help reveal soft and smooth lips.
4. Josie Maran
Natural ingredients plus anti-aging properties make this treatment good for not only hydration but also fine lines.
An anti-aging lip balm with long-term healing properties? Yes, please.
Mango butter and sea fennel help not only improve lips' moisture but also their appearance.
7. Sara Happ
You'll be surprised how quickly your lips feel hydrated after applying this magical stuff.
8. Kari Gran
This balm has all-natural ingredients to help lips feel moisturized and comfortable.
Who has time to reapply? This miracle cream will keep your lips soft all day long.
For your lips, it'll be like winter never even happened.
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