Amid COVID-19 and the pandemic caused by it, we all are working from home with meetings held over Zoom and Google Meet and communicating over Slack and Asana. In addition, we all have to wear masks when out in public. Due to this, some of us are getting rashes and our lips are being chapped as our mouth region is covered and only moist air is coming through. Here are some DIY lip and face masks which will help with the dryness, especially if you are living in an area which is on complete lockdown—or perhaps you are just too paranoid to go to a beauty store or to order stuff online. These hacks cost you zero dollars, pounds, or euros since most of these ingredients can be found in your kitchen cabinet! So jot down these amazing DIY recipes for glowing and moisturized lips!

Cinnamon Lip Scrub

Cinnamon lip scrub with honey and olive oil
Cinnamon lip scrub with honey and olive oil. Photo by Aastha Dawer

Cinnamon acts a natural lip plumper. If mixed with honey it becomes super moisturizing and gives you plumped lips. To make this lip scrub all you need is:

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Mix them together and you are good to go. Cinnamon acts as a natural exfoliator and helps you achieve smooth, soft lips instantly. Olive oil and honey nourishes and moisturizes your lips.

Aloe Vera Face Mask

Aloe vera for face mask
Aloe vera for face mask

Unlike the N95 masks and filter masks that we are wearing, this mask is super nourishing and hydrating for your skin. Aloe Vera gel has properties that soothes your skin irritation and suits people who have super sensitive skin too! Well this face mask is like no other. All you need is:

  • 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 tsp of honey
  • a pinch of turmeric

Mix all of them together to create your face mask. Apply this mask for 20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Aloe vera will soothe your skin, honey will moisturize and hydrate, and turmeric will give you an instant glow boost to your skin, so you can have perfect #Goldenhour selfies.

Lemon Lip Scrub

Closeup of fresh lemon for lip scrub
Closeup of fresh lemon for lip scrub

Since we all are having to spend 2020 indoors, why not bring some summer fun by making DIY lemonade lip scrub? For making this lip scrub all you need is:

  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tsp of vaseline jelly
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Mix the vaseline jelly and sugar together then add the lemon juice on top. Massage gently on your lips for about a minute, rinse it off with lukewarm water, and apply your favorite lip balm. Lemon acts a natural bleach to remove dead skin cells along with sugar, whilst the vaseline moisturizes your pout!

Banana Face Mask

Fresh bananas on wooden background
Fresh bananas on wooden background

Sometimes all you need is some fruit to make your skin glow. Not many people are aware of the properties that a banana carries. Bananas are rich in potassium, calcium, and Vitamin C. This mask helps you nourish your skin and protects against sun damage. For this mask all you need is:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional, avoid this if you have sensitive or dry skin).

Mash the banana and mix in the honey. Then add lemon juice (optional). Apply the mask for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water then apply your favorite moisturizer and SPF. This mask is super nourishing, especially if your skin is feeling super dry because of the face masks you have to wear outside.

Always remember to gently exfoliate your lips! They are the most sensitive part of your skin. For softer exfoliation, use your toothbrush gently. It is imperative to moisturize your skin after you use these face masks and use lip scrub for softer, supple skin and lips.

What do you think of our DIY lip scrubs face masks to help dry skin caused from COVID-19? Let us know down in the comments.

This article originally published on GREY Journal.