Do you long for luscious, sexy lips? Don’t we all? Eyes may be the windows to your soul, but lips (well, if you’re kissing with them) are the key to your heart!
If you weren’t born with a naturally full pout, you may have toyed with the idea of going under the needle and getting injections. And while there’s nothing wrong with that choice, we prefer a more natural, needle-free alternative.
Here are 5 simple, non-invasive ways to achieve an instantly plumper pout.
1. EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS
Dead skin cells on the lips can give you a dry and chapped look – oh, and it feels gross. Exfoliation removes the dead cells so your lips appear softer and more hydrated. As a bonus, exfoliation also increases circulation in the lips, making them look fuller.
No matter how much you love the after effects, be sure not to overdo it with the scrubbing. Once per week is plenty. And while you can exfoliate with a washcloth or soft toothbrush, using a lip scrub feels so much more indulgent. Our favorites include:
2. TRY A LIP PLUMPING DEVICE
There are several devices out there that can temporary plump the lips by using suction to draw fluid to the area. This creates a plumping effect that lasts for several hours. Some examples are:
The drawback is that these devices can cause bruising or even serious injury if they aren’t used correctly. They can also leave unattractive red marks on the face.
If you decide to try one of these products, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and don’t overdo it. Remember: You want a plumper pout. Not a full-on duck face.
3. BOOST COLLAGEN
Collagen is a protein in your body that helps keep the skin and lips plump and smooth. As you age, your body produces less collagen, which can lead to thinner lips and more wrinkles.
Luckily, there are ways to increase collagen naturally:
- Take a collagen supplement. These are inexpensive and easy to find in any health food store.
- If you’re not a fan of pills, try eating collagen-rich bone broth soups or fruits and vegetables with vitamin C. These foods support natural collagen production.
4. ENHANCE YOUR LIPS WITH MAKEUP
The right makeup techniques can work wonders on your lips!
For a full and fabulous pucker, try the above makeup tutorial with celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge.
5. USE A COSMETIC LIP PLUMPER
There are loads of cosmetic lip plumpers on the market, but do they really work?
Most lip plumpers rely on irritating ingredients to swell the lips (hence, that “burning” sensation). While this can temporarily plump your pout, it dries out the lips in the long run.
Instead, consider Sublime LipsTM Manuka Honey Lip Plumper.
Sublime LipsTM is the first product to combine nourishing Manuka honey with two advanced lip plumping ingredients: hyaluronic acid and tripeptide-1. This innovative formula enhances volume while keeping your pout hydrated and protected.
Now you can achieve fuller, flirtier lips the healthy way with Sublime LipsTM!