Beautiful, soft and plump lips are a universal beauty hallmark and are desired by women no matter what ethnic background they hail from. You admire luscious lips featured on magazine covers, on beauty-campaign billboards, and on the faces of your favorite celebs (yes, Angelina bless your famous kissers, we're still talking about you) and think secretly to yourself why can’t I have them perfect puckers? - Who says you can't have them too?
Ladies let me be the bearer of the smoldering smackers good news - there are ways to plump up, protect, and enhance your lips even if you feel you were genetically cheated at birth.
First Do No Harm - Understanding Causes Of Lip Damage & Aging
Your lifestyle choices and aging process result in constant wear and tear of the delicate lip area, which translates into dehydration, and loss of collagen/elastin, thus making your kissers appear wrinkled, shriveled and shrunken over time. You’ll notice your lips are the first to indicate your body is trying to fight off an illness, stress or disease. Lips are also the first to show signs of unhealthy, destructive lifestyle with warning signs like dryness, chapping, and discoloration.
Bear in mind, beautiful healthy lips should be smooth and supple with very few lines and they should always have a healthy natural color (regardless of your age).
Natural aging plays a part in the thinning of lips and the formation of these lines, but so do sun damage, dehydration and cigarette smoke. Some of these factors you can control, and some you can't.
One common cause of lip lines is, unfortunately, using your lips! Every time you purse your lips to drink through a straw or whistle a tune, you create folds in the skin. Over time, the repetition of this pursing motion can result in permanent creases and lines around your mouth. This is the main reason that people who smoke cigarettes tend to see lip lines develop sooner and more noticeably than nonsmokers. When you add in the fact that smoking has a drying effect on skin and is known to accelerate the formation of wrinkles and loss of skin tone, it becomes clear that smoking is a major factor in the formation of lip aging.
Volume loss with time is another reason for lip thinning and deepening lip lines with aging. As you get older, your skin loses collagen and elastin -- the components of skin that give it a full and smooth appearance. In addition, facial fat, which accounts for some of your lips' plumpness, is also lost naturally as you age. Both thinning of skin and fat loss over time result in lips loosing their youthful puckered shape.
Understand The Sad Realities Of Lip Product Formulations
As women, we have been conditioned to believe anything creamy is also moisturizing. As far as lip products are concerned, nothing could be further from the truth. When lip products that contain wax, wax derivatives, and petroleum-by products (all recognized for their ability to repel moisture) are regularly applied to the lip surface over an extended period of time, the innate ability of your lips to keep their tissues hydrated naturally, is compromised, and eventually ceases to function at all.
Over time, this prolonged state of dehydration results in the loss of lip volume, vertical lines on the lip surface, the onset of lines along the upper and lower lip lines, and the dreaded and feared lines which extend above the lip and can also extend below the lips.
A Little Help From Your Dermatologist - Fillers For Fuller Lips
One straightforward way to plump up and add volume to lips is by injecting dermal fillers into them, hence making them appear more pleasantly contoured and fuller. This procedure has been very popular among Hollywood stars for years now and is no longer a secret behind their out-of-this-world-sexy-pouts. Word of advice for plumping needle fans- while opting for fillers to enhance the lips the goal should always be to replace what Mother Nature gave you and gravity took away and not to create a stuffed trout pout (sorry Meg Rayan not a flattering look).
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most popular dermal filler that is used to replace the enhance lip volume, it also helps in tightening and smoothing skin. Usually a filler injection treatment with HA lasts up to 3-6 months after which you’re up for a reinjection session at your discretion.
If injectable fillers sound painful and too much of a commitment, don’t loose hope there are other simpler over the counter options. AminoGenesis™ “Lips to Love” is a natural non-invasive lip augmentation system; that helps to restore and augment the lips at the same time.
The Proof Of The Pudding - Amino acids are the heart of the AminoGenesis™ formula. They are the actual building blocks of proteins like collagen and elastin, which are necessary for healthy and beautiful skin & lips. As you age you start to lose these essential amino acids (meaning the body can’t replace them on it’s own and needs supply from an outside source), collagen and elastin production stops and your skin begins to malfunction, resulting in wrinkles and discoloration.
AminoGenesis™ uses17 purified; plant derived amino acids necessary to make your skin & lips healthy and youthful looking. These amino acids are then carefully blended to match the optimum composition of collagen, giving your skin and lips all they needs to become healthy and radiant looking. A perfect pout at a fraction of filler price!
Why I Like “Lips-To-Love”?
· It increases lip volume instantly upon application (filler like effect)
· Results are very natural looking and not over the top crazy
· It hydrates and softens lips as it plumps them (conditioning and skincare)
· It reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles revealing smooth looking smackers
· It provides true lips rejuvenation as the vital amino acids at its core help to rebuild and restructure your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers
· Brownie point- it also helps in restoring natural lip color due to it’s skin healing properties with amino acids
· And, most importantly - No side effects
Beautistas now you have all the info on how to preserve and enhance your pout in the best ways possible – Eid is the perfect time to dab on a little lip color, pucker up and flaunt your kissers and dazzle everyone with your new found beauty secrets.
Wish You A Lip Smacking Blissful Eid!!