Hyaluronic Acid and Full Lips
Over the years there have been trends about increasing the size of your lips, such as the Kylie Jenner Challenge. Social media has seen the increase in the amount of people searching for perfect plump lips.
There have been studies in the ‘Strategies of Human Mating’ women are found the most attractive when their appearance signifies health, fertility and reproductive value such as, full lips, smooth skin and lustrous hair. There are many ways to get your lips looking thinner through makeup or fillers. Treatments to make your lips look fuller work to stimulate the elastin and collagen in your skin, as well as boosting the blood flow to your lips.
How do I make my lips look fuller with make up?
Before you apply anything to your lips, exfoliate your lips first. It helps to boost the blood flow under your lips and remove dead skin. When applying products to your lips there are many things that you can add to your look to make your lips look fuller, such as putting a touch of highlighter or concealer on your Cupid’s bow. Using a lip liner as well as layering your lipstick with lipgloss can also achieve this look.
How to I make my lips look fuller using other things?
Fillers and plumping glosses are effective at achieving the appearance of fuller lips. Plumping glosses help to stimulate blood flow by incorporating some essential oils such as peppermint oil and bee venom. These work to either irritate or inflame your lips without causing an allergic reaction. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, says that Hyaluronic Acid fillers are a better alternative to irritants because, “they do offer moisturizing benefits which make the lips feel better.”
Hyaluronic Acid works to fill and heal your lips, to make your lips look more full and plump without causing any allergic reactions. Hyaluronic Acid is derived from sugar and is naturally found in your body. This means that the chance of allergic reactions is very slim.
"The biggest crossover ingredient in topical plumpers and injectable fillers is hyaluronic acid," says Dr. Shereene Idriss, a cosmetic dermatologist, “When applied topically on your lips, hyaluronic acid gives the appearance of fuller, plumper lips by hydrating the surface of your lips."
As we age, you lose the amount of Hyaluronic Acid reduces which can make your lips look thinner and less defined. "Young lips are full because young skin contains plenty of collagen and naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, which keeps your lips moist and plump from the inside out," says Dr Jessica Wu, a dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
To try products including Hyaluronic Acid for your lips try our, Hyaluronic Acid Replenishing Lip Serum.