Over the years, lips lose volume, gradually sagging and becoming thinner. Here are a few tips to help you get fuller, plumper lips. You can do this naturally, without having to undergo cosmetic surgery or injections.
How To Naturally Plump Up Your Lips?
- 1. Exfoliate your lips
- 2. Apply a Moisturizing Mask
- 3. Moisturize Your Lips Regularly
- 4. Use a product with hyaluronic acid
- 5. Try Contouring
- 6. Plump Your Lips With Gymnastics
- 7. Use the Cold To Plump Up Your Lips
1. Exfoliate your lips.
Remember to exfoliate your lips no more than once a week with a fine-grained exfoliating product. Exfoliating your lips will remove all the dead skin from them, making it easier for your moisturizer to soak in or your lipstick to stay on. However, exfoliation does not only smooth and soften the lips. It also revitalizes the tissues by reactivating the blood flow, which will make them swell slightly and, as an added bonus, enhance the lips' natural pinkish hue.
2. Apply a Moisturizing Mask.
Lips also deserve a moisturizing mask. Available as a cream, a cloth soaked in a nourishing solution or silicone, this treatment should be left on overnight or left on for a good ten minutes before gently massaging the excess product into your lips to ensure that it is fully absorbed. It will deeply moisturize your lips, soothe them, make them softer and give you temporarily plumper lips.
Little extra: You can opt for lip masks with pepper or chili pepper. These two spices will create a vasodilating effect on the cells. The blood circulation is then activated, which will give a bulging and colored effect to your lips for a few hours.
3. Moisturize Your Lips Regularly.
We can't tell you often enough that having plump, fleshy lips requires good moisturizing. In fact, moisturizing is essential to give the skin its suppleness, softness and tone. At least three times a day, moisturize your lips with a hydrating balm. Then, massage them with your mouth to make the care products absorb and activate the blood microcirculation.
4. Use a product with hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body. It fuses with water and fills intercellular spaces, making it essential for proper skin hydration. With age, hyaluronic acid production decreases which leads to a loss of volume and elasticity. Adding in hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine helps to maintain hydration of your lip skin and counteract loss of volume. Using a product rich in hyaluronic acid on your lips helps to deeply hydrate them, to plump them up and to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the lip contour.
5. Try Contouring.
You can also contour your mouth with a lip liner that matches the color of your lipstick or tinted balm. Add volume to your lips by reworking your lips slightly beyond the natural contour. Apply a touch of illuminator on the cupid's bow to highlight your lips by playing on the effects of shadow and light. This tip highlights the lips and gives the illusion of volume by catching the light on this area.
6. Plump Your Lips With Gymnastics.
Facial gymnastics can strengthen the lip contour to prevent wrinkles, increase the volume of your upper and lower lip, and maintain the elasticity of the skin. There are several techniques:
1st exercise: Form the letter O with your mouth in an exaggerated way by pushing your lips forward. Hold the position for a few seconds, then release. Repeat this exercise about ten times a day in a row to give volume to your lips but also to prevent the appearance of fine lines;
2nd exercise: Grab your lips with your index finger and thumb and stretch them forward. Then make small pinches around the lips. This technique will promote microcirculation. Repeat the entire exercise at least four times;
3rd exercise: Stretch your lips to the maximum by pressing them together, as if you were kissing. Then hold the position for about ten seconds, relax and repeat the same movement about ten times;
4th exercise: Work the top of your lip from the inside with your two thumbs, placing them in the center. Then push your lip forward with your thumbs, while trying to resist. Finish by pinching your lips to reshape them. Repeat the entire exercise two to five times.
7. Use the Cold To Plump Up Your Lips.
Massage your lips with an ice cube for two minutes. The cold will boost blood microcirculation and give your lips an instant plumping effect. The effect is not permanent, but this tip will refresh the lips, while promoting microcirculation.