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How is a lip mask used?

The new star treatment, the lip mask, provides deep nourishment and hydration to this sensitive area of the face. Designed for daily or occasional use, it offers lips protection and repair. Discover some tips on its use here.

Published February 15, 2024, by Pauline, Head of Scientific Communication — 5 min read

What is a lip mask?

The lips represent a particularly delicate area of the face. Indeed, the skin of the lips is approximately 5 times thinner than on the rest of the body and lacks sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are responsible for the production of sebum, a substance that contributes to the composition of the hydrolipidic film, and helps to protect the skin from dehydration and various external aggressions. Furthermore, the horny layer of the lips is also very limited. This is the outermost part of the skin. The horny layer constitutes the first skin barrier. It is predominantly composed of dead cells, as well as lipids ensuring intercellular cohesion and enhancing the impermeability of the horny layer.

Lips are thus highly prone to dehydration and chapping. Indeed, they are sensitive to the slightest external aggression, such as wind, rain or freezing temperatures, and can easily become damaged, even bleed. To protect them, the use of a lip mask is possible. The lip mask is a treatment designed to provide complete hydration to the lips. Its formula is generally rich and thick, more so than that of lip balms. Some masks also help soothe, plump and soften the lips. Their use is particularly recommended for dry or chapped lips, but it is also advised to apply a lip mask as a preventive measure. When the lips are put to a harsh test, especially in winter, the daily use of a lip mask is recommended.

Lip Mask: How to use it?

Before using a lip mask, we recommend you to initially perform a lip exfoliation. This treatment helps to remove dead skin cells, which facilitates the penetration of the mask's active ingredients. First, ensure that your lips are clean and free of makeup, with no traces of lipstick or gloss. Otherwise, the treatment may struggle to adhere to your face. For this, we suggest a makeup removing oil, whose minimalist formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

For complete hydration, it is recommended to apply a generous amount of product to both the lower and upper lips. Some masks are designed to be worn for 15 minutes, while others can be left on overnight. After this time, gently pat your lips with a damp cotton pad to remove any excess. Your lips will then appear softer and will be visibly hydrated and nourished. We recommend applying a lip mask about twice a week. However, when weather conditions are harsh, with low temperatures and freezing winds, it may be beneficial to use it every morning, instead of your lip balm.

The reparative lip mask from Typology.

In order to care for dry lips or those lacking in softness, Typology has developed a lip repair mask. This combines the lipid-replenishing action of ceramides (INCI name: Ceramides NG) with the moisturising effect of hyaluronic acid (INCI name: Sodium Hyaluronate). By forming a protective film that limits water evaporation, the lip mask rehydrates and repairs damaged lips. Also enriched with mango butter (INCI name: Mangifera Indica Seed Butter), this mask melts onto the lips, leaving a sensation of softness.

Our restorative lip mask can be used in two ways:

  • In the morning or evening, generously apply the treatment to your lips. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before gently removing any excess with a cotton pad.

  • In the evening, apply a thick layer of the restorative mask and let it work overnight. Remove any excess the following morning with a cotton pad.


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