Lip Sheet Masks vs. Overnight Lip Masks: What Should You Use?
We take our skin-care masking very seriously here at Skincare.com and our editors are pretty much experts when it comes to determining which type of face and body masks are the cream of the crop. Lip masks are also included in this category.
If you haven’t tried one, lip masks often contain repairing and moisturizing ingredients. There are lip sheet masks that promise a plumped, line-reducing finish, or overnight formulas that can be used to hydrate the area overnight. Which is better? Ahead, two editors with very strong opinions on the topic share their thoughts.
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor, on Why Overnight Lip Masks Are Best
Lip masks are one of my favorite types of overnight products. All you have to do is apply it, fall asleep, and by morning you’re good to go. As someone with chronically dry lips (yes, even in the warmer months), it’s crucial for me to get all the moisture I can. The Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips is my go-to these days. The coconut oil and mango butter are the ultimate combo for moisture. When it comes to lip sheet masks, I don’t feel like they have as lasting of an effect. I’ll use a sheet mask if I feel like treating myself, but at the end of the day, you’ll always see me reaching for my nightly lip mask.
Alanna, Associate Editor, on Why One Treatment Lip Sheet Masks Are Best
I prefer using a lip sheet mask over a typical lip mask because it really makes me feel like I’m treating myself. Overnight lip masks that you find in jars feel like glorified lip balms to me. I can pretty much get the same effect by using a balm of my choosing. I also love that lip sheet masks can help plump and reduce fine lines for more long-term effects. My go-to lip mask of late has been the Knesko Skin Nano Gold Repair Lip Mask that slides onto the skin with ease and is easy to hold in place while watching TV or reading. I also love that this formula contains collagen for anti-aging benefits. Sure, you can’t speak or have a snack while wearing these, but it's so (!!!) worth it.
So Which Should You Choose?
Choosing between overnight lip masks and lip sheet masks comes down to what lip skin-care concerns you want to address. If you’re looking to hydrate and restore your skin’s moisture barrier, a regular balmy lip mask is a great option, but if you want a treatment that addresses fine lines too, a lip sheet mask might be for you.
Photo: Alanna Martine Kilkeary