There are many commercial products in the market that claim to be effective in making your lips plump, full and pouty, somewhat like Angelina Jolie's lips. However, desperate times call for desperate measures. Desperate people would often try cosmetic injections; some would opt for surgical implants just to make their lips fuller. But, why risk an expensive cosmetic surgery if you have magic at the tip of your fingertips? You can make your lips fuller and smoother for a fraction of the price of the surgery. The only drawback to this is that the results are not permanent. But, the results are not really that bad either. You can get to choose how your lips would appear because the change in you is aesthetic and only skin deep.
Here are some easy steps that could make your own lips look plump:
- Spices. Try the magic trick of coconut oil, ginger, cayenne pepper, and peppermint oil. These organic substances help dilate the blood vessels in your lips. The reason why you have to help dilate the blood vessels in your lips is that dilation makes the lips fuller. Dilation of the lips also gives your lips a nice color. To prepare the magical concoction, mix 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil, a small amount of ground ginger, and a little cayenne pepper (about 1/8 of a teaspoon only). These spices sting, though. So, be careful with the amount you put on your lips. Add 1 drop of essential peppermint oil into the mix. Peppermint oil gives you the cooling effect your lips need and counteracts the spices' sting. Cayenne and ginger may burn a little. Apply the mixture on your lips. Store the excess mixture inside a clean container and place it somewhere cool and dry.
- Lip rubbing. Rub your lips gently. Rubbing stimulates blood circulation in the area and the lips will eventually become naturally plump. What's more is that you are not just making your lips plumper; you also take away dead cells from your lips. A lip scrub would achieve similar results, but would probably cost more.
- Sweet honey. Put honey on your lips. You'll be amazed at the speed by which your lips absorb the sweet honey. Honey is known to be very gentle on the lips and also very effective in making the lips look fuller. When honey is applied on your lips, it attracts moisture, thus, your lips remain moisturized and smooth. As a matter of fact, many lip gloss sticks and lip balms do have honey as an ingredient. Putting honey will also take some time in making your lips full and moist because organic ways need more time and effort to achieve the same goal and effect than more radical ways in getting plumper lips.
These steps have no side effects. These also don't have unwanted or unpleasant consequences. These are easy steps, but they need a lot of dedication and patience. So, why pay for injections and implants if you have other efficient, inexpensive ways to make your lips plumper?