Let’s face it, lips are a big deal! Everyone from celebrities to everyday people want the perfect pout. Here are some tips for getting rid of dry, cracked or chapped lips, increasing the fullness of your lips and getting a beautiful, kissable mouth.
Exfoliate. You may think that scrubbing is just for skin, but hey, your lips are skin too! Exfoliating your lips and the area around them will help remove dry skin and dead skin cells and reveal the fresh, healthy new skin underneath. There are a variety of ways to exfoliate and scrub your lips. You can buy a pre-made lip scrub from the drugstore, or use the scrub that you use on the rest of your face. For a “free” scrub, run your toothbrush gently over your lips when you are done brushing your teeth.
You can gently scrub or exfoliate your lips everyday before putting on your makeup.
Quick Lip Color & Fullness. So you run to the grocery store and don’t bother to put on makeup, but you spot a big hunk hanging out in the produce aisle. You can give your lips a quick boost by gently biting them to give them instant color and a bit of fullness. Hey, you just never know when you are going to run into Mr. Right and a girl can’t always wear makeup, right?
Lip Balms. There are a ton of different types of lip balms available in stores nowadays and it can be confusing trying to pick the best one. Probably the best lip balm to get is a lip-conditioning balm that comes with sunscreen built-in. Just like the rest of your face and skin, your lips can be damaged by the sun so it is important to protect them as well.
You can also look for fun, natural lip balms in a wide variety of scents. These natural lips balms usually contain rich, hydrating oils and natural scents that make them a joy to wear.
Lip Plumpers. Lip plumpers are one of the latest trends in the beauty industry and they can help you add fullness to your mouth.
There are basically two different types of lip plumpers. The first type irritates the outer layer of the skin on your lips using ingredients such as cinnamon or cayenne pepper. This causes flushing and swelling, increasing the fullness of your lips as a direct result of the irritation. This type of lip plumper can get great, fast results, however after a short period of time the effect can wear off and your lips can “deflate”.
The second type of lip plumper uses moisture to plump your lips. These lip plumpers work to increases moisture retention in the lips and increase fullness with the added moisture. These lip plumpers tend to give longer lasting results and feel better on your lips. Some moisturizing lip plumpers even claim to give permanent results because they help to stimulate and enhance collagen production in your lips.
Whichever lip plumper you choose it can be a fun and easy way to have big, full, sexy lips without having to have surgery.
Lip Gloss. Lip gloss gives your lips a ton of shine, and usually comes in shades of pink. Nowadays more companies are producing darker tinted lip glosses along with the standard pink, so you can get color along with great shine. The shine from lip gloss helps your lips to appear fuller, larger and healthier.
Lips can be one of the sexiest, prettiest features of a woman’s face, and taking the extra time to take care of your pout can really be worth it! Not only will your lips feel better and be protected from the elements, but they will be softer, fuller and more attractive.