How To Have Gorgeous Winter Lips with Homemade Lip Mask
Many women struggle with dry and cracked lips during cold, winter days. Cold wind causes dry and cracked lips, which can sometimes be really painful.
Instead of constantly applying lip balm to keep your lips moisturized, try this amazing homemade lip mask that guarantees incredible results.
This amazing lip mask is made from all natural ingredients and it’s super easy to prepare.
All you need is some sugar, honey and olive oil. Mix all ingredients together and apply the mixture directly on your lips.
Use a disposable mascara wand to apply the mask. Rub it into your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Wash it off and apply one layer of lip balm or a moisturizing cream.
Rub it into your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Wash it off and apply one layer of lip balm or a moisturizing cream.
Gather your supplies
For this simple mask, you will need enough raw honey to cover your lips, a small spatula or spoon, and some plastic wrap. This mask is great for those with dry or chapped lips.
Cut a small rectangle from the plastic wrap and set it aside
You will be covering your lips with this, so make sure that it is large enough to cover your entire mouth.
Start with clean lips and brushed teeth
This is to prevent any food residue from mixing in with your mask.
Apply some honey to your lips using a small spatula or spoon
You can also use your fingers, as long as they are very clean. You want a nice, thick layer of honey over your lips, but not so thick that it drips down your chin.
Press the plastic wrap over your lips
Make sure that your hands are clean, then gently press the plastic wrap over the honey. This will help trap all the heat and moisture.
Leave the honey and plastic wrap on your lips for 15 minutes
Honey is a natural moisturizer, so leaving it on your lips for so long will allow it to hydrate your lips, leaving them feeling soft and silky.
Take the plastic wrap off and rinse your lips
Gently peel the plastic wrap off; it if is sticking to your skin, then try using some warm water to help dissolve the honey. Once you have the plastic wrap off, rinse your lips with some warm water and gently pat them dry with a soft, clean towel. If there is any honey stuck to your skin, then you can remove it using a gentle facial cleanser.
Find a small bowl and pour in the oil
You can use any liquid, food-grade oil, but the best types of oils for this recipe are avocado, olive, and sweet almond.
Add in the sugar
It may not be great for your teeth or health, but it makes an excellent, gentle exfoliator. It will help buff away flaky skin and dead cells.
Pour in some raw honey into a small bowl or cup
Honey is one of the best things you can put on your skin. Not only does it have antiseptic properties and kill off bacteria, but it is also a natural moisturizer. When applied to your lips, it will help pull the moisture back in.
Add in the coconut oil, shea butter, or Vaseline
Both coconut oil or shea butter are solid at room temperature. If you find them too difficult to work with, you can warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave enough so that they soften, but not melt or you can simply whip them with a fork.
Stir everything together and transfer to a small container
You want to end up with a thick paste. If the paste is too runny, then add some more sugar; if the paste is too thick, then add some more of your liquid oil.
Apply the scrub to your lips and rub gently for 2 to 3 minutes
Scoop up a small amount of the scrub and apply it to damp lips. Gently massage your lips with the scrub for a few minutes; this will help exfoliate away the flaky skin and reveal the soft skin underneath.