When taking the time to develop a skincare routine, it’s important not to neglect your lips – an area of the face that can easily become dry and cracked if you don’t pay them enough attention.

A lot of people have never heard of lip sleeping masks, but we think they’re the must-have pamper product of 2021. If you’re starting to build a new skincare regimen for the new year, then it’s a great idea to incorporate lip masks as part of your routine.

The basic concept is simple enough: lip masks are moisturising products packed full of ingredients that will help to repair, strengthen and improve the overall quality of your lips. Because they’re used overnight, you give your body plenty of time to absorb the ingredients and really make the most of their healing properties.

We love the Laneige range, which offers four different flavours depending on your personal taste. Choose from refreshing grapefruit, juicy apple and lime, classic berry or indulgent mint choco.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Apple Lime, Berry, Grapefruit, Mint Choco

These masks use an exclusive ‘Moisture Wrap’ technology to form a protective film on your lips. This means that they offer deep hydration. Many people don’t think to moisturise their lips, but lip hydration is actually really important.

Your lips are exposed to the same daily stressors as the rest of your face, and can be dried out by cold weather, too much makeup and pollutants from the air. However unlike your skin, they don’t contain oil glands, and this means that they’re not able to rehydrate. People who suffer from dry skin will usually find that their lips are suffering too!

The Laneige Moisture Wrap technology includes hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that has been found to restore moisture and help your lips feel soft and smooth. This is complemented with a range of other active ingredients, all chosen because they can help improve your lips’ health and appearance.

The Moisture Wrap technology helps to keep your lips moisturised throughout the day following use. These lip masks also provide gentle exfoliation, which means that you can strip away the layer of dry, flaky skin that often builds up on the surface of your lips.

This is really important for improving the overall appearance, as it allows fresher, brighter cells to come to the surface. Exfoliation also helps to get rid of the chemicals from your lipstick or other makeup products.

While it’s important not to over exfoliate, this isn’t an issue with the Laneige lip masks, as they’re designed to melt away dead skin overnight without subjecting your lips to any harsh treatment. You’ll wake in the morning to find that your lips are already smoother, and tasting great.

Lip masks are also great for those who want to start wearing less makeup, as they help to give your lips a natural glow. With modern skincare trends moving towards smooth, bare face looks, it’s great to have a skincare routing that lets your natural beauty shine through.