Much like possessing a soft and clear skin which is free from acne and dark circles, a bride also dreams of having those plumpy pouty lips to flaunt on her D-day. And why not? After all, plump lips are one of the most desirable features a bride can possess. They look extremely attractive and can infuse gobs of charm to one's bridal look. What better example than our own desi girl, Priyanka Chopra. Remember how the global diva let her luscious plump lips do all the talking on her wedding day by keeping her bridal makeup to minimal?
Well, while not everyone is blessed with naturally fuller lips, there are a lot of easy and natural ways one can get those plump full lips in no time. So we thought why not put them across for you! Just how we had earlier lined up some easy-peasy home treatments to get rid of darkened knees and back acne, this time we've got some amazing home remedies to help you get bigger and fuller lips.
Take notes and try these at home!
Ever thought you could get naturally plump lips simply by rubbing an ice cube onto your lips? Yes, that's true! Rubbing your lips with an ice cube can not only help you flake off those dead cells but also increase the blood circulation in the skin, making them light, smooth and fuller (especially if you've got dry lips). Just swear by this method for at least 14 days on repeat, until your big day and see the desired results. Also, make sure you don't massage for more than 2 minutes.
You can easily get bigger and fuller lips naturally by lightly massaging them with olive oil. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants and hydrating properties that not only help you condition your lips but also make them plumper. Simply apply some good amount of olive oil (say, 1 Tbsp or less) on your lips and rub it gently. Keep rubbing for about 5-6 minutes, until your lips absorb all the oil. Once done, wash it off with lukewarm water and repeat the same activity daily, for two weeks.
When you can't think of anything else, just brush off your lips with a dry toothbrush. Brushing helps you get rid of dead cells, making them soft and smooth. It increases the blood flow further leaving your lips fresh & plump. Also, in order to get better & quicker results, you can apply some vaseline or honey on your brush and then scour your lips with it. It works wonders.
Rich in excellent exfoliating & moisturizing properties, Cinnamon is a great lip plumper. It increases the blood circulation in the lip skin, making them appear naturally red. Which is why it is used as an active ingredient in a lot of DIY lip scrubs. Down here, we've listed some easy-peasy cinnamon based DIY lip plumper recipes. Read out and try them at home!
Just like cinnamon, sugar is also a great exfoliator. So, how about using them together? Simply put a pinch of cinnamon powder, a tablespoon of olive oil & sugar in a bowl. Mix them well until you obtain a thick paste-like consistency. Apply the obtained mixture on your lips and gently massage them with your fingers for some good 5-10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and repeat the same activity twice a week for a month.
Here's yet another cinnamon based remedy to get fuller lips naturally. Just add a tablespoon of vaseline and a pinch of cinnamon in a bowl. Mix them thoroughly and apply the paste on your lips. Let it sit on your lips for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Try the same procedure at least twice a week to get the desired results.
Beeswax and Cinnamon make for great lip plumper together. All you've got to do is take 1 tablespoon of beeswax and 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Put them over the flame until they melt. Once done, pour half a tablespoon of cinnamon oil and vanilla extract each in the pan and blend it all together. Transfer the obtained mixture in a lip balm container and let it cool. Now, you can apply the mixture just like a lip balm over your lips once a day and see it work its magic.
Anise oil, which is extracted from the perennial herbal plant anise, can also be used to get fuller lips. Simply put two tablespoons of coconut oil and beeswax in a pan and heat it for 30 seconds. Once melted, add two drops of anise oil and almond oil over the mixture and stir it well. Transfer the content into a small container and let it cool. Now, use it as a lip balm once or twice a day. Repeat the same activity for two weeks and get the desired results.