Facing the problem of lip ageing? Must try these masks

By:Namrata Dutta, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 08, 2016

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Although you cannot stop growing old but you can certainly stop the signs of ageing on your lips and on your entire face with these homemade lip masks.
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    Masks for your lips

    When you age, the primary and most common signs of ageing are fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by reduction of collagen from skin with ageing. Collagen gives your skin the structure and firmness and when the amount of collagen starts diminishing, skin starts losing the natural structure and forms wrinkles. Usually people do not notice or are not aware of fact that you get wrinkles and fine lines on lips too. Yes, when you age, fine lines and wrinkles too appear on your lips along with other part of your body. Although you cannot stop growing old but you can certainly stop the signs of ageing on your lips and on your entire face with these homemade lip masks.


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    Rosewater, aloe vera gel and lavender oil mask

    Aloe vera gel promotes regeneration of cells and makes skin softer and youthful by increasing the elasticity of the tissues. You might not be aware of the fact that sunrays can cause wrinkles and dark spots and aloe vera can protect you against the harmful rays of the sun. This face pack here also has rose water in it; rose water is a natural toner and can clean the pores. Now, lavender in this face pack can nourish the chapped lips and give it a smooth appearance.


    How to make the pack

    Cut a leaf of aloe vera and extract the gel out of it and add one teaspoon of rose water and 5 to 6 drops of lavender oil in it. Apply on clean lips and massage gently. Leave it for few minutes then wash off with cold water. Repeat thrice a week.

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    Yogurt and honey mask

    Yogurt can naturally soften your lips while honey is rich in vitamin C, which synthesizes collagen, making lips look younger. Mixed together, honey and yogurt can hydrate your lips and regenerate new skin cells, turning your lips both soft and supple.


    How to make the pack

    Mix 1 teaspoon of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey, the quantity should be equal. Now, mix and make a thin paste. Apply this pack on your lips, before going to bed, leave it overnight. Next morning, take a toothbrush and softly brush your lips. This will exfoliate your lips and the dead skin will come off, leaving soft lips.

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    Olive oil and brown sugar mask

    Although hydration is important for lips but only hydration is not enough, your lips also need exfoliation, you need to get the blood circulation running in your lips, so that they can have that natural redness and plump look. Brown sugar has the ability to exfoliate your lips nicely while; olive oil can give your lips the required moisture along with nourishment.


    How to make the pack

    Take equal quantity of brown sugar and olive oil. Apply on your lips and leave overnight. Scrub it off gently next morning with a toothbrush. Then rinse it clean with water. You can apply a lip balm on your lips.

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    Lemon juice, coconut oil and glycerin mask

    Hyper pigmentation could be a sign of ageing and lemon can help you get rid of them while glycerin can hydrate your lips and coconut oil can plump up your lips.


    How to make the pack

    Take 10 drops of coconut oil mix it with 5 drops glycerin and 5 drops of lemon juice. Mix it well, and apply it on your lips. Keep it overnight and next morning, rub it off with a toothbrush and wash your lips with water.

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