Want a fuller pout but don?t want to feel the pinch on your wallet or your lips? Surgery and botox might seem pretty scary but they?re not the only way to get those luscious lips you?ve been dreaming about!
Believe it or not, the desire to have fuller lips has been around long before Kylie Jenner stepped onto the scene and definitely before surgery, botox and fillers became so accessible. There are a heap of natural remedies you can try to get a fuller, plumper pout quickly and easily.
When it comes to getting fuller lips naturally, the two key factors are moisturisation and finding a method or ingredient that will gently irritate your lips so they swell and redden slightly. A little irritation here is crucial, and consistent use may even lead to your lips becoming fuller permanently – so it?s worth taking a look into natural options before considering cosmetic procedures that may carry some pretty nasty side-effects.
Here are our top tips and tricks for getting fuller lips naturally.
Exfoliate, massage and moisturise
Let?s start with the basics. Dry, flaky lips are going to make your pout dull and appear thinner than it actually is. For healthy, full lips you want to be exfoliating them gently on the regular – every couple days would be perfect. And you want to get the blood circulating to fill them out even more so grab your favourite lip balm and gently massage them afterwards – this will work to plump them out and moisturise them. Because healthy lips are lips that pucker to their full potential.
Speaking of exfoliating, you can mix some sugar and coconut oil together at home and rub the mixture in a circular motion on your lips for about 30 seconds. This will slough off any dead skin, moisturise your lips and give them a rosy glow from the increase of healthy blood circulation.
If you can resist licking it off, honey dabbed onto the lips will give them an extra boost of hydration – a must have for a fuller pout. Dehydrated lips will appear thinner so avoid this by putting a little sweetness on them every now and then.
Drink enough water
If you?re not drinking enough water each day, your lips will suffer. When you?re hydrated your skin is plump and moisturised – same goes for your lips. Hitting your daily recommended water intake will mean your lips will be feeling the benefits all day long so be sure to have around 2.7 litres of water for females and an extra litre on top of that if you?re male. Drink up!
Going out and need some instant results? Massage an ice cube over your lips for a couple minutes to make them fuller. Basically, this causes your blood vessels to compress and then expand quickly when your lips return to normal temperature, increasing blood flow. You can gently bite your lips to put some instant colour back into them.
This humble spice is a staple in many natural lip plumpers on the market because of its ability to stimulate and improve blood flow. You can use either cinnamon oil or mix some cinnamon powder with some olive oil to massage gently on your lips. The cinnamon may be slightly irritating on your lips so be sure to experiment with different amounts of the spice – just remember that a little irritation is okay and is a key ingredient for plumper, rosier lips.
Be sure to double check you?re not allergic to any of the ingredients in this article first by patch-testing them on the inside of your elbow 24 hours before you give it a go. If you don?t experience any irritation then you should be all good to go.
Another household ingredient that will slightly irritate your lips (in a good way!) is peppermint oil. This fresh smelling essential oil will make them swell a bit and increase blood circulation to deepen their natural tint. The great thing about peppermint oil is it will also have a soothing, cooling effect on your lips at the same time. Just dab some diluted peppermint oil on your lips before going out, leave for a couple minutes and then wash off – that?s it!
Yet another effective, natural remedy for fuller lips that will work to irritate your lips gently and encourage blood flow. Here?s how to make a quick ginger scrub to get the perfect pout:
- Peel a small piece of ginger and cut up into tiny pieces
- Combine ginger in a small bowl with brown sugar and honey until it forms a thick paste
- Using your finger you can rub the mixture in gentle circles on the lips for a couple minutes
- Wash off and repeat a couple times a week
Beeswax and cocoa butter
These two natural moisturising powerhouses will bring the hydration back to your lips so they look healthier, shinier and poutier. Both beeswax and cocoa butter are experts when it comes to the moisturisation game, so together they?ll work to fight off any dryness or flaking that?s ruining your pout. Search for these ingredients in your lip products or combine and melt the two together for the ultimate moisturising lip balm that smells and feels amazing.
You don?t need to break the bank or endure the inconvenience of painful lip plumping procedures and the recovery time to get a prettier pout. There?s so many natural ingredients waiting for you in your pantry that will increase blood flow and slightly irritate your lips to give you fuller and rosier, kissable lips.?
Be sure to look out for the ingredients we?ve listed above if you want to check out some natural lip plumpers at your local pharmacy – ginger, beeswax, honey and cinnamon will all feature on many effective products? ingredients lists. And don?t forget to experiment to find what works best for you, using an effective method consistently can even increase your lip size permanently – so what are you waiting for?