Lips can literally talk and tell your age.. And just like you pay attention to the rest of your skin, your lips require no less TLC.. The volume found in our lips gets affected with age.. Other factors include sun exposure, smoking, genetics and sometimes excessive gossiping (wink wink)..
Thin lips, lip lines and lack of definition are the result. CIIN suggests 6 ways to reverse and curb lip aging…
1 || Surface Check
Scrubbing with the right ingredients works beautifully in order to achieve soft and plump looking lips.. Exfoliating with shea butter and natural oils leaves lips looking smooth, and when paired with sugar things work even faster.
2 || Lip Plumpers Are Wonderful!
Steering away from permanent fillers does not mean you’re doomed to thin lips for life.. There are a lot of safe and subtle plumping balms and treatments that can promise to give you the same result, only temporary, which is fine..
3 || Anti-Age Your Lippies
Line-ironing hyaluronic acid and future-proofing SPF go a long way in keeping lips naturally plump, smooth and youthful.
4 || ‘Make-Up’ For Lost Volume
Drawing beyond the lines has always been allowed.. Over-lining your lips or adding a touch of gloss in the right place can easily be done using a nude liner similar to the color of your natural lips, and shade the corners of your lips before slightly overdrawing the rest. Then, blend out the edges either with your finger or a lip brush before topping with your favorite nude lipstick.
To contour your lips, line them as you normally would then apply a dark shade all over the lips, then use a paler shade on the center of the lips and blend outward.
5 || Drink Your Water, Religiously
Dehydration can wreak havoc on our skin, the same goes for our lips. If dry lips is your case, drinking more water goes without saying. Foods naturally high in collagen like fish, dark green veggies and berries help keep lips looking full and ageless.
6 || Fillers? Why Not?
Some ladies prefer a long term solution..Lip injections with hyaluronic acid filler, fat grafting or a lip lift (a procedure where the upper lip is shortened) may be right for you.