How to increase the volume of the lips

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Araceli Nicholas

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Despite the fact that lately they are covered much of the time by masks, lips They have always been one of the most striking areas of the face. to show off one beautiful mouth, you have to keep well hydrated your skin, but it is also usually sought a greater volume. Although those excessively voluminous lips are no longer worn, a full mouth is still considered sexier and is also a symbol of youth.

Have them fine lips may be due to genetics or to the age. The doctor Julián Bayón, expert in aesthetic medicine, explains that “the passage of time and continued exposure to external factors, such as the sun, tobacco, wind, temperature changes, poor water consumption and external hydration, can cause lips shrink». To get fuller lips there are various tricks, some simple and quick, that can be put into practice at any time.

Others, on the other hand, will need professional help.

Lipsticks, allies for a fuller mouth

One of the fastest ways to increase the volume of the lips is thanks to makeup. Gisela Bosque, national make-up artist de Sephora, reveals some tricks for irresistible lips: «the lip balms They are a great option to give volume and softness, providing that luminous effect while treating the lip. The gloss effect always attracts attention. And the volume effect lipsticks they rejuvenate, since their finish hides the fine wrinkles that form around the lips».

outline the lip with a lip liner in the same shade as lipstick, it also helps to increase the volume of the lips, and correct asymmetries, another problem that usually makes the appearance of the mouth ugly. In addition, for thin lips it is advisable to choose lipstick in light tones, such as pinks, corals, peaches, reds… Y glossy finish, because optically they make them appear thicker. On the other hand, shades that are too dark tend to make the mouth smaller and the matte finish is also not the most suitable when the objective is to show off more voluminous lips.

From left to right: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Plump In Color Lipstick ($38.99);  Camaleon Cosmetics Gloss lip gloss (€6.95);  Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Unviersal Lip Luminizer + Plumper lip gloss ($22.99 at Sephora).
From left to right: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Plump In Color Lipstick ($38.99); Camaleon Cosmetics Gloss lip gloss (€6.95); Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Unviersal Lip Luminizer + Plumper lip gloss ($22.99 at Sephora). – DR

Volumizing lip treatments

Another quick and easy option to achieve fuller lips is to resort to cosmetics, specifically plumping effect lip balms The lip plumpers. They are not miraculous products, but they do help to make the lips more hydrated, so that, optically they will appear thicker, also younger, by mitigating the wrinkles, and contain ingredients that enhance the temporary volume.

Some cosmetics also favor the microcirculation of the area, another trick to make the lips appear fuller, which can also be achieved by using a lip scrub, just before applying makeup. When choosing this type of cosmetics for the lips, it is advisable that they have ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or the collagen, with moisturizing effect.

From left to right: Volumax Redefinition anti-aging and plumping lip balm from Phergal Laboratories (€13.46);  Rosegold Paris Roselips Volumizing Lip Balm (€27.90);  Intensive anti-aging treatment for the lips and their contour Total Lip Treatment by Sensai (€116).
From left to right: Volumax Redefinition anti-aging and plumping lip balm from Phergal Laboratories (€13.46); Rosegold Paris Roselips Volumizing Lip Balm (€27.90); Intensive anti-aging treatment for the lips and their contour Total Lip Treatment by Sensai (€116). – DR

aesthetic medicine

If you are looking for a permanent solution to increase the volume of the lips, either because they are too thin due to genetics, or because they have lost volume with age, you have to resort to aesthetic medicine. The most effective solution is, according to Dr. Julián Bayón, “the medium to high density hyaluronic acid to inject it in three points. Two punctures are made in the upper lip and one in the lower lip, in order to compensate for the loss of volume». Teoxane offers a specific hyaluronic acid for the lips, LipUnique Collection. The price of the session is €400, approximately. Hyaluronic acid is a natural material that the body reabsorbs over time, so if you want to maintain the result, maintenance treatments must be carried out at least once a year.

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