12 Simple Ways to Make Your Own DIY Lip Mask

Keep your lips soft and supple with organic lip masks made from the comfort of your own home.

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Most of us think lip care is all about lip balms, lipsticks, and chapsticks. But, there is more to it. Adding a DIY lip mask is crucial to your skincare routine. If your lip remains dry and cracked even after applying lip balms, lip masks can help. They help you attain a soft, moist, and supple lip. But, how do you make a lip mask? When should you use it?

In this article, we have shared 12 effective and simple DIY lip mask recipes that you can prepare at home. Keep reading to find the best suitable lip masks to include in your beauty routine, learn more about their benefits, ways to use it, and more.

Why Do You Need A Lip Mask?

If you have chapped lips and think lip balms are not making the cut, it is time to switch to a lip mask.

Lip balms can only seal the natural moisture of your lips. They may help prevent the moisture from getting out, but if your lips are severely dehydrated, they also prevent the moisture from getting in.

On the other hand, a lip mask can bind water against your lips and rehydrate them. This not only heals dry, chapped lips but also makes them soft and plump.

Let us now take a look at some incredibly simple and effective diy lip mask recipes that you can prepare at home.

12 DIY Lip Mask Recipes to Soften and Moisturize Your Lips

DIY Exfoliating Lip Masks

1. Yogurt And Kiwi

Kiwi and yogurt lip mask.
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This exfoliating diy lip mask helps keep your lips soft and supple. Yogurt can keep your skin moisturized and bright, enhancing its elasticity (1). Kiwi is rich in vitamins C and E, which can boost collageni  Protein in the body found in connective tissues, ligaments and tendons responsible for skin elasticity and the framework of cells. production and protect your skin from free radical damage (2), (3).

You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of muddled kiwi


1. Mix the yogurt and muddled kiwi to form a smooth paste.
2. Apply this paste to your lips and wait for 20-30 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your lips dry.

2. Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, And Raw Honey

Brown sugar, honey, olive oil for DIY lip mask.
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This mask works wonders as a gentle lip exfoliator. Olive oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (4). This heals and protects the lips. Honey has emollient properties that help moisturize the lips and keep them supple (5). The coarse granules of brown sugar help eliminate dead skin cells.

You Will Need

  • 5-6 drops of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

How To Make

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Apply this to your lips and gently massage for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes before washing with warm water.
4. Follow up with a hydrating lip balm to lock the moisture.

3. Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Honey, And Vanilla Extract

Cocoa helps protect your skin from photodamagei  Skin damage caused by sunlight that leads to skin changes like wrinkles, pigmentation, freckles, and roughness. and delays premature aging (6). Olive oil and honey keep the lips moisturized, while brown sugar exfoliates the dead skin cells. The vanilla extract has antioxidant properties (7). These properties help protect your lips from damage.

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and gently massage in a circular motion for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

4. Aloe Vera And Raw Sugar

This homemade lip mask can effectively smoothen your chapped lips. Aloe vera moisturizes, soothes, and softens the skin (8). This can help keep your lips smooth and soft.

You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of raw sugar


1. Mix the aloe vera and sugar.
2. Gently massage your lips with this mixture for 3 minutes.
3. Wait for 10 minutes and wipe it clean.

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Fibroblasti  The main constituent cells of connective tissues that produce collagen and supports and connects other tissues and organs in the body. stimulated by aloe vera maintains skin elasticity and prevents wrinkles. Therefore, using aloe vera in a lip mask is an excellent way to delay signs of lip aging (8).

DIY Moisturizing Lip Masks

5. Honey And Coconut Oil

Honey and coconut oil for lip mask
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This DIY honey lip mask contains the goodness of honey and coconut oil to treat dry, dehydrated lips. It can also help reduce wrinkles and lip lines around your mouth.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil


1. Warm the coconut oil in a microwave for 15 seconds.
2. Mix the warm coconut oil with honey.
3. Slather this mixture on your lips and wait for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse with cool water.

6. Rose Petals, Honey, And Yogurt

Honey, rose petals and yogurt for lip mask
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Rose petals have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect your skin from damage caused by UV rays and free radicals (9). This mask helps eliminate flaky skin and treat chapped lips.

You Will Need

  • 3 tablespoons of rose petal powder
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened, plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey


1. Mix the yogurt, honey, and rose petal powder in a small bowl.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
3. Rinse with cool water.

7. Avocado, Vaseline, And Honey

Avocado is rich in fatty acids that moisturize and soften your skin (10). Vaseline is an occlusivei  Moisturizing agents that work by forming a protective layer on the surface of your skin and create a barrier to prevent moisture loss. that helps prevent moisture loss from the lips (11). This lip mask is a natural remedy to minimize smoker’s lines.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of mashed avocado
  • A dab of Vaseline


1. Mix the honey, avocado, and Vaseline.
2. Apply this mixture to your lips and wait for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry your lips.

8. Honey And Cucumber

Cucumber helps moisturize, soothe, and brighten the skin. It can also treat sunburns and prevent the appearance of wrinkles (12). This lip mask helps keep your lips moisturized, soft, and supple.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of muddled cucumber


1. Mix the honey and muddled cucumber.
2. Apply this mask to your lips.
3. Rinse with water after 10 minutes.

9. Vitamin E Lip Mask

Vitamin E is a widely used ingredient in dermatology because of its scientifically proven antioxidant, photoprotective, anti-aging, wound-healing, and anti-hyperpigmentation properties (13). It is also a popular ingredient in many skin care products and ensures adequate nourishment and overall health of the lips.

You Will Need

  • 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (or any carrier oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 2 drops of preferred essential oil for fragrance (optional)


  1. Incorporate all the ingredients in a clean and dry bowl for a well-blended lip mask.
  2. Apply a generous layer of the mask to your cleansed and towel-dried lips.
  3. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, allowing your lips to absorb the benefits of the mask.
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water, pat dry, and follow up with a moisturizing lip balm.

DIY Lip Masks For Tinting And General Care

10. Rose Petals And Milk

Rose petals in a bowl of milk for DIY lip mask.
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Try this organic lip mask if you want to combat lip discoloration. The rose petals and milk will leave you with rosy, pink lips.

You Will Need

  • 5-6 rose petals
  • ½ cup of milk


1. Soak the rose petals in the milk overnight.
2. Strain the rose petals the next day and mash them with a mortar and pestle.
3. Add the milk to the mashed rose petals to form a paste.
4. Apply this paste to your lips and wait for about 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse with cold water.

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If rose petals are difficult to find, you can replace them with turmeric. Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric with one teaspoon of milk to create a paste, and apply it to your lips for 5 minutes.

11. Strawberry, Honey, And Olive Oil

This lip mask can help nourish and brighten your lips from the inside out.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 strawberry


1. Mash the strawberry with a fork.
2. Blend the honey, mashed strawberry, and olive oil.
3. Apply this mixture to your lips and wait for about 10 minutes.
4. Rinse with cool water.
5. Repeat 3-4 times a week.

12. Honey And Pomegranate

Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It protects the skin from UVB rays and reduces wrinkles (14). This mask hydrates your lips and adds subtle color to them.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh pomegranate juice


1. Mix the honey and pomegranate juice.
2. Apply this mixture gently to your lips.
3. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
4. Rinse with cold water.
Wrapping It Up

Infographic: 5 Easy DIY Lip Masks For Everyone To Try

Whether your lips are dry, chapped, or just need a little extra TLC, lip masks can help in rejuvenating them and making them supple. In the infographic below, we have listed 5 easy DIY lip masks that will ensure you are pout-ready. Check it out and pamper yourself to keep your lips looking their best!

5 easy diy lip masks for everyone to try (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Your lips need special care and attention than the rest of the face. The DIY lip masks listed here can help nourish the lips and make them soft and supple. You can prepare moisturizing and exfoliating lip masks with natural ingredients like honey, brown sugar, olive oil, yogurt, aloe vera, cocoa, vaseline, etc. Applying these will help you protect your lips from the effects of harsh weather, UV exposure, and aging. Try out these recipes and give your lips the care and attention it deserves.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you apply a lip gel mask?

Clean your face and lips and pat them dry. Remove the lip patch from its packaging and apply it correctly to your lips. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes (as mentioned in the instructions). Peel it off gently and rub in the excess gel essence with your fingertips to let it absorb completely.

Can I use a lip mask every day?

Ideally, lip masks should be used 2-3 times per week. However, if you have severely dry lips or live in a cold climate, you may choose to use them more often. Home-made DIY masks would be safer to use more frequently than those bought in stores.

Can a DIY lip mask replace a professional lip treatment?

Yes, a DIY lip mask can surely replace a professional lip treatment. DIY lip masks are made with natural ingredients that have more benefits as compared to professional lip treatments that use artificial fillers to treat chapped lips.

Can a DIY lip mask be harmful?

No, a DIY lip mask is not harmful. But be mindful of the ingredients you use, or if you have any irritated skin around your lips as that could lead to an allergic reaction or sensitivity.

Key Takeaways

  • Lip mask heals dry, chapped lips and makes them soft and plump.
  • The DIY honey lip mask reduces wrinkles and lip lines around your mouth.
  • Honey and pomegranate mask hydrates the lips and adds subtle color to them.
diy lip Mask

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Articles on StyleCraze are backed by verified information from peer-reviewed and academic research papers, reputed organizations, research institutions, and medical associations to ensure accuracy and relevance. Read our editorial policy to learn more.

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  2. The nutritional and health attributes of kiwifruit: a review
  3. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health
  4. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils
  5. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review
  6. Cocoa Bioactive Compounds: Significance and Potential for the Maintenance of Skin Health
  7. Studies on the antioxidant activities of natural vanilla extract and its constituent compounds through in vitro models
  9. Skin anti€inflammatory activity of rose petal extract (Rosa gallica) through reduction of MAPK signaling pathway
  11. Moisturizers: The Slippery Road
  13. Vitamin E in dermatology
  14. Beneficial effects of dried pomegranate juice concentrated powder on ultraviolet B-induced skin photoaging in hairless mice
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Dr. Harryono Judodihardjo

Dr. Harryono JudodihardjoMB BCh BAO, MSc, PhD, DipGUM, DCH, DDSc

Dr Judodihardjo is a senior dermatologist with 24 years of experience and has two private practices in London and Cardiff. He was named the Best Dermatologist in the UK in 2019 by Tatler magazine. He is the Dermatology programme director for the FACE conference in the UK for many years. He is a well known speaker in both national and...read full bio

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