How to Get Plumper Lips Before Valentine’s Day
Are you eager to pucker up for Valentine’s Day, but feel your lips are not up to the task? How will that work when you want to plant the perfect loving kiss? At Aria DermSpa, we have some helpful hints to get fuller, softer lips in time for a romantic night with the one you love.
Restylane® for Plump Lips
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed to replace the body’s natural sugar to add moisture, volume, and elasticity to your skin. But Restylane® can also add volume for youthful, sensual lips.
Think of that perfect Cupid’s bow on Taylor Swift or Angelina Jolie. You will look seductive and sensual for your partner for the big night. Any vertical lines around your mouth will disappear, leaving you with an attractive mouth and full lips.
With the air cold and less humid, your lips may look cracked and dried. Lipstick will highlight this issue, not cover it up. One of the best ways to get your lips smooth is to exfoliate with an all-natural lip scrub. Also, exfoliation triggers collagen production and blood circulation to keep lips full.
You can purchase a lip exfoliator and apply it by rubbing in a circular motion for one minute. The skin on our lips is naturally delicate and thin, so don’t use too much pressure. Then, rinse off the product with lukewarm water, and make sure you apply a lip balm and SPF sun protection afterward.
If you choose to create a DIY lip exfoliator, go ahead, and experiment with an ingredient from the list below, which are common in most kitchens. You can extemporize with ingredients like Manuka honey, which contains antibacterial quantities to soothe and moisturize.
- Finely ground white or brown sugar
- Cinnamon (do a patch test for allergic reaction)
- Coffee grounds
- Oat flour or ground oats
The granulates will give your lips a tingly feeling as they stimulate blood circulation.
To ensure your lips are as kissable as possible this Valentine’s Day, apply a natural lip balm over the top of your lips early and often before that big kiss. You can buy lip balms over the counter or make one at home from an emollient. Do you already have any of these ingredients in your kitchen?
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Sunflower oil
- Almond oil
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
Here’s a recipe you can try for exfoliation and to moisturize. Blend one tablespoon of jojoba oil with two tablespoons of coffee grounds. It should make enough for more than one treatment, and you can store it in the fridge for a couple of weeks.