The Kardashians and Instagram models have probably gotten women to follow insane beauty trends. Yes, getting lip fillers is the most common way to plump your lips, but plenty of DIY treatments can help you safely increase the size of your lips.
For most of us, the desire for luscious lips is not about the thickness or getting attention. It’s about smoothness, health, and hydration. According to a study from Plos One Collection, women with fuller, bigger lips appear younger and more attractive than their real age.
So, if you are chasing wellness, we recommend adding lip care to your routine too. Following are a couple of tips on how to plump your lips:
This is the most important step when it comes to plumping your lips. Before you try any other hack, exfoliate your lips. Flaky and torn lips reflect light less. When your lips are dry, your pucker appears smaller.
There are many ways to exfoliate your lips. Our favorite two include using a toothbrush to boost circulation and get a natural rosy tint or using an exfoliating product.
Try a Lip Plumping Product
Plenty of lip-plumping products are specifically made to make your lips appear fuller. Choose one that contains Hyaluronic acid to enhance volume and for hydration.
Use Lip Masks
Obsessed with those skincare ASMR videos? You have probably seen the woman in the video applying a lip mask and then removing it to reveal glossy-looking and plump lips. These lip masks contain collagen that minimizes fine lines and gives your lips a smoother look. If you are looking for an overnight treatment, you can replace the lip mask with a lip balm.
Line With Concealer Before and After Applying Lipstick
This is more of a hack than a DIY treatment but works, all the same, to make your lips appear plump. Lining your lips before applying lipstick allows you to see exactly how big your lips are and how high you can extend them. As for lining the lips afterward, it makes your lips pop.
Consider Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese Technique that uses a stone to massage your lips and other body parts to produce petechiae. By using a Gua Sha stone on your lips, you can give them a naturally plump appearance. The stone needs to have a scalloped or ribbed side. Push your lips to form a pout and hold them in place. Rub the stone’s rippled edge on your lips in up and down motions to cause friction. After a few minutes, your lips will appear slightly bigger.
A hack often used by women to plump lips when they are in a hurry is applying a mixture of cayenne pepper and olive oil. The burning sensation that follows inflames your lips and makes them appear bigger. This hack is dangerous as it can cause cuts or irritation.
Try out the tips we have mentioned and see the immediate and permanent difference in your lips after a while. For alternative and safe lip treatments, visit Missouri College of Cosmetology’s Student Salon. They offer all types of beauty treatments and esthetician and cosmetology courses. For more cosmetology school information, dial (888) 887-1501.