Lip Masks for Luscious Lips
How to select the right ingredients and mask for your lips
Edited By:Alexandra Vaughn , MD
- Lip masks are used to rejuvenate lips
- Read on to see ingredients to look for in a lip mask
Lip masks are recently trending products designed to be a treatment to rejuvenate your lips. While some lip masks have been formulated for specific needs, their main function is to plump, moisturize and smooth lips.
Different Types of Lip Masks
Lip masks usually come in two different types of mediums: creams/serums or actual masks that are applied temporarily and then removed. Often, cream lip masks can be left on overnight, such as this one here, which focuses on dryness and fine lines. Lip masks that come in a jelly mask form are usually applied for a 30-minute time frame and then discarded after one use. Many lip masks are aimed at making your lips plumper, such as this collagen lip mask.
Effective Ingredients in Lip Masks
When choosing a lip mask, it is important to check the ingredients to make sure that you are getting a mask that fits your needs.
Lip plumping masks
If you are looking for a mask that makes your lips plumper, check for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which draws extra water into the skin to make your lips feel temporarily plumped.
Collagen lip masks are also lip-plumping.
Hydrating lip mask
For chapped lips, look for glycerin, known for its humectant properties, and oils such as rose flower oil or jojoba oil.
If you are worried about fine lines, look for masks that contain vitamin E, which is a critical vitamin with strong antioxidant properties to protect your cells from damage and keep your skin and lips looking youthful.
Benefits of Lip Masks
One of the most noticeable differences that you will see when using a lip mask is hydration. Lip masks are usually packed with oils and vitamins that keep your lips smooth and crack-free. Masks that contain collagen and hyaluronic acid will give your lips a small, short-term pout that will be most noticeable when using lipsticks. Although they can be used year-round, they are great at keeping your lips moisturized and kissable throughout the winter months.
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