Plump lips have been popular since ancient Roman times, made even more famous by early silent film stars and, later, by actors like Goldie Hawn and Angelina Jolie. While genetics have much to do with whether or not you carry a weighty pout, you can work to promote the fattening of lip tissue without divine intervention.
Things You'll Need
- Soft-bristle toothbrush
- Peppermint or cinnamon oil
- Over-the-counter lip-plumping products
Exfoliate your lips once a week with an over-the-counter facial or lip scrub. You can also gently massage the outside of your lips with a soft-bristle toothbrush. This process removes dead skin, promotes cell turnover and blood flow to the lip tissue, and softens the look of your pout.
Exercise the muscles in and around your lips as much as possible. Two to 5 minutes a day of whistling is a good way to work out your pucker.
Apply natural or cosmetic glosses that promotes lip plumping. Products with vitamins A, C and E are most helpful, as well as those that contain humectants like hyaluronic acid. An application of cinnamon or peppermint oil can also help to perfect your pout, as well honey, which can act as a humectant balm on the surface of your lips.
Seek professional care. The most effective means of pumping up your lips is through lip enhancement surgery. Lip injections and implants both dramatically and quickly increase the size of your lips. Such procedures, however, can be painful and cause swelling, numbness and other kinds of discomfort.