The 5-Minute Beauty Mask For Chapped Lips

by Trina Remedios

It's been all about hydrating masks this season. In fact, the celebrity beauty trend has now moved to the masses as folks flock to social media with their ghoul-like hydra face sheets, only to reveal plump and soft skin soon after.

Now, we're guessing they're what prompted Patchology's FlashPatch Lip Gels, which seem to be smartly launched during the winter season.

Dry, chapped lips with multiple lines and creases are one of the biggest beauty woes when it's cold outside. And given that a regular sheet mask (FYI, you can make one at home), covers the entire face except the lips and the eyes, it's not really taking care of your pout for you.

The FlashPatch Lip Gels are basically sheets cut to the size of the average lip, and work much like regular sheet masks do, as they hydrates your lips in five minutes with a saturated essence of green tea extracts, niacinamides and peptides.

The upside, you can get an easy glide on that lipstick by slapping on a lip mask while you do the rest of your makeup before you head out for a party. It significantly plumps up the pout and fills in those vertical lines.

Now, the Patchology Lip Gels are priced at $50 for 24  patches (available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman), but there is a cheaper resolve you can stir up at home. 

Make Your Own Lip Mask

  • Cut a piece of plastic wrap into a square that can cover your lips.
  • Then, apply a layer of honey on your lips with clean hands; lay it on thick.
  • Place the plastic wrap on the lips to seal in the goodness for 15-20 minutes.
  • Peel it away, clean off the honey with warm water, and pat dry with a soft tissue once you're done.

Make note that honey is the perfect ingredient to make your at-home lip mask because the natural emollients traps moisture in your pores and works well as a hydrating exfoliator, too. Also, honey has anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants that can restore the hue in discolored lips, which are all too common in the winter season.

Image via Pathology/Facebook

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