LIP MASKING EVERY NIGHT
The skin on your lips is thinner and more fragile than skin on the rest of your face. It needs more TLC, which you can give it while you sleep.
Give the thinner skin on your lips the TLC it needs while you sleep.
Your lips have skin that is 75 per cent thinner than elsewhere on the face. It also has no sebaceous glands, which is what American skincare brand Kiehl’s says makes it more prone to dryness.
And because our lips move so much, they lose water three times as fast. “Dehydrated lips are damage-prone and can easily lose volume,” says Dr Yannis Alexandrides, founder of skincare brand 111Skin. That’s when they become dry and crinkly.
You should give your lips extra help and protection, says Melissa Goh, senior product manager of YSL Beaute. How? By using an overnight lip mask.
A lip mask has a thicker consistency and ingredients that provide an intense shot of moisture. It forms a protective barrier while nourishing the skin through the night. You wake up to hydrated, supple lips.
YSL Beaute Volupte Night Rehab Lip Mask keeps lips soft, while pomegranate extract, an antioxidant, helps repair damage to lips overnight. $52Hera Lip Polish and Mask has two parts to it. The lip polish exfoliates, and the lightweight mask creates a moisture barrier for overnight hydration. $38Kiehl’s Buttermask For Lips melts right in when you apply it. It has fatty-acid-rich coconut oil to hydrate, soothe and soften dry, flaky lips. $39111Skin Meso Infusion Lip Mask and Plumping Duo does two things: The plumping mask fills in fine lines, and the hydrating mask moisturises and nourishes. $190. PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA GUO ART DIRECTION SHERLI CHONG