Many women dream about having fuller and more sensuous lips. Surgery is not always the best way to achieve that, as it can have many unpleasant consequences, as well as leading to bad and unsatisfactory results.
It is safe to say that nowadays, full lips are a big thing. You only have to look at the #KylieJennerChallenge that was doing the rounds on social media a couple of weeks back. It has now been confirmed that Kylie has in fact had a little help from a plastic surgeon to get her lips to the size they are now.
Plastic surgery isn’t for everyone, and in this article we are going to explore DIY lip-plumping recipes that actually work (no surgical enhancement needed). Read more on how to have bigger lips naturally…
5 natural ways to get bigger and fuller lips
1. Exfoliating and brushing for fuller lips
What you will need: A clean dry toothbrush and/or sugar
After brushing your teeth, brush your lips as well (with a different brush).
Rub your lips lightly with a dry toothbrush. This will have many benefits for your lips including improving the texture as well as the appearance.
Brushing your lips will not only remove dead skin cells and make your lips smoother, but it will also stimulate blood flow and circulation, allowing your lips to plump slightly.
This process may cause a little irritation, as the lips skin is quite sensitive as opposed to your skin on the rest of your body.
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After brushing your lips will appear softer, fuller and more sensuous.
Tip: To enhance the brushing effects, you may also want to apply some honey or Vaseline to your toothbrush. This will make them even smoother and rosier!
2. Essential oils for fuller lips
This essential oil stimulates your lips capillaries and enhances blood flow, making your lips fuller and rosier.
Directions: Add a tiny drop of cinnamon oil to your lip balm, or gloss, and put it on whenever you want your lips to look bigger. You will feel a slight tingling or burning sensation after applying it, but it will disappear quickly, leaving your lips freshly scented and looking naturally bigger.
This essential oil improves circulation and brings more blood to the surface of your lips. It causes lips to swell slightly and have the perfect cooling effect.
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Directions: Add one or two drops of peppermint essential oil to a teaspoon of petroleum jelly and use it as your regular lip balm.
This essential oil is extremely spicy and an effective home remedy to obtain fuller pouty lips. Take care and use with caution. Don’t ever overly use cayenne pepper. Using very small quantities will increase your lips blood circulation, while larger amounts will just burn your lips!
Directions: Add 1 or 2 drops of cayenne pepper to your lip balm or prepare your own fabulous lip-gloss at home.
Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1/3 a tablespoon of melted cocoa butter and 20 drops of sweet almond oil.
Add 2 drops of cayenne pepper essential oil and you will achieve a natural glossy lip plumper!
3. Lip Plumper
Using a lip plumper will help to promote a fuller, voluptuous pout which will improve your lips overall appearance. There is some natural lip plumper’s that contain Vitamin E, Cinnamon Oil and Olive Oil, which is an essential for plumping your lips.
4. Make up tricks for fuller lips
Lip pencils define your lips, which means that you can exaggerate their size. You can apply it close to the edge of your mouth and also choose the colour, which will match your lips correctly. It also helps lip colour from running off and spreading around the lips.
Lip pencil also helps gloss to stay on your lips too.
Concealer shades make your lips look beautiful and plumped. But this can dry out your lips so have some Vaseline to hand to keep your lips moisturised and hydrated.
5. Exercise your lips (yes really!)
Before you think we are going crazy, these exercises below will help to stimulate collagen production, which promotes fully plumped lips. Do not apply anything when starting these exercises and wash your lips thoroughly. There are different lip exercises that support plumping effects on lips.
Whistling will help lip muscles to become active which thereby increases the volume. This will make your lips more attractive and plumped.
Women and men who play musical wind instruments have fuller and bigger lips naturally, because they regularly use their lip muscles.
Our tip: Choose one of your favourite melodies and whistle it for 3-5 minutes every day, as strong and as loud as you can! You will build up muscles and achieve plumper lips!
Pucker up your lips using all your energy for kissing. Stay on for 2 seconds and repeat this procedure 10 times a day (such a chore!)
Press your lips together and try smiling. Hold this position for 5 seconds and repeat it 5 times a day.