Ever wished you had fuller, plumper lips but the thought of injections is just too irksome? Are you tired of always spending way too much on lipstick and lip pencils? Well if you answered yes to at least one of these questions, this blog post is for you! Here are 4 ways to naturally enhance the appearance of your lips. And bonus: They won’t hurt your wallet!
#1 Peppermint oil
Not only does it help calm the nerves, peppermint oil also induces a tingling, calming effect on the skin. This oil causes mild swelling of the skin and adds a temporary flush of color to the area. That’s why many lip chaps and plumping agents contain peppermint oil! Apply a drop of peppermint oil to a clean finger and run along your top and bottom lip.
#2 Red Chili Peppers
Yep, you read that right! Capsicum is a component of red chili peppers that gives them their spicy flavor. It also comes as an oil, which naturally increases blood flow and circulation. If you can’t find Capsicum oil in store, you can easily cut a small piece of cayenne or red pepper and dab it on your lips. Be gentle and use in moderation because you’re applying real spice on your lips and it can burn.
#3 Exfoliate often!
Using a simple mix of brown sugar and coconut oil, exfoliate your lips often. It increases circulation to your lips, naturally enhancing their volume and glow. Exfoliate up to three times a week, and be sure to apply a moisturizer shortly after.
#4 Cinnamon oil
Cinnamon oil, like peppermint oil, is one of the most widely used oils in lip plumping agents. It works by irritating your lips just enough to create a plump, rosy appearance. Like red pepper, less is more because too much cinnamon oil can really burn!