Vibrant, full, beautiful lips perfectly punctuate your every breath. It’s no wonder that lip rejuvenation and enhancement are among the most popular cosmetic procedures.
Today we’re taking a look at what you can do, both at home and at the skin clinic, to enhance the natural beauty of your lips.
Taking proper care of your lips is an essential part of keeping up their appearance and preventing damage. While this basic care can enhance the beauty of your lips and help prevent damage, cosmetic treatments are better suited to see dramatic changes.
Proper hydration is important in all aspects of health and beauty — your lips are no exception! Hydration improves the softness and fullness of your lips, while also preventing chapped, cracked, or dry lips.
For the best results, consider both internal and external hydration. That means not just drinking enough water, but also moisturizing with products like chapstick. This is especially important on dry, windy, or sunny days.
Sun damage ages us faster than almost anything.
It’s as true for your lips as it is for your skin. The sun’s UV rays dry out your lips causing them to lose their vibrance, softness and fullness.
To protect your lips, apply sunscreen or a lip balm with SPF 15-30 minutes before heading outside. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day. You can also eat certain foods to prevent sun damage like avocado and sweet potato.
Put an end to dark spots and discolouration by exfoliating your lips. Exfoliation helps to scrub off dry skin cells, fading darker areas and revealing the smooth skin underneath.
You can buy lip scrubs over the counter or create your own at home. A popular at-home scrub is the honey and sugar lip exfoliant:
- Mix one part honey with two parts sugar
- Apply to your lips for 10 minutes
- Wash off and apply lip balm
Unless otherwise directed, use lip scrubs no more than twice a week. Usually, it’s best to start off only exfoliating your lips once a week to avoid irritation.
Avoid Products with Camphor
With any product you put on or in your body, it’s worth taking a moment to read the ingredients. Camphor oil is a terpene used in many skin products. For lip care, in particular, it is best avoided.
Although camphor can appear to help moisturize your lips at first, it can then dry them out in the long run. Other ingredients to avoid for lip care include phenol and menthol.
Instead, opt for products with coconut oil, shea butter, or cocoa butter. These ingredients are effective moisturizers that won’t dry out your lips over time.
Use Vitamin E
Vitamin E oil is the secret weapon in basic lip care and maintenance. It boosts collagen production, improving healing and smoothness.
The oil also offers powerful hydration and can help lighten dark lips.
When you want to make a dramatic difference in lip rejuvenation or enhancement, basic care won’t cut it.
Fortunately, there are amazing cosmetic lip treatments that offer safe, effective, and fast results.
Laser Lip Rejuvenation
Broadband Light Treatment (BBL Therapy) is the cosmetic laser solution to rejuvenate your lips. Turn back the clock on your lips by evening their tone and texture, for soft but firm lips.
Dermal fillers are the most effective way to add volume to your lips. A single treatment results in full lips that last for months.
Schedule a Lip Rejuvenation Consultation
The Plastic Surgery Skin Clinic is Newmarket’s go-to for lip rejuvenation and cosmetic skincare. Our plastic surgeons assess your skin and your goals to help you choose the best treatment options.
Book your consultation today!