Will peppermint oil help plump lips? With the pouty lip trend still going strong, many wonder if they can achieve the same juicy lip look of Hollywood superstars like Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson. One way to achieve those beautiful full lips is through collagen injections, but that is expensive and can be risky. Who hasn't seen photos of the unlucky ones who wind up looking like they took a punch to the jaw rather than a beauty technique? There are some natural products that can help plump up your lips, like cinnamon, but will peppermint oil do the same?
Peppermint oil is a natural essence of the peppermint plant. When a drop of the oil is placed on the lips, it will, indeed, cause swelling and redness, which means your lips will adopt the fuller, thicker style seen with collagen injections. You can expect a slight tingling when you apply the peppermint oil, but most people adjust to that quickly and many ladies like the tingle. Peppermint oil and other natural organics used to cause lip plumping may need to be applied more often than some manufactured lip plumpers. Not only does peppermint swell and redden your lips, it also acts as a muscle relaxant, so your lips will look relaxed and not tight. This will further add to the fullness of your lips.
Try applying the peppermint oil to your lips twice a day to increase the effect-at night at night before bed and in the morning as you put on your makeup. Just dab on a drop or two-that's all you need. Give this technique a try before you spend the money and take your chances on having lip augmentation like collagen or other procedures done. Before you know it, you'll be sporting those gorgeous pouty lips you've always wanted.
If you know how to make lip balm, you have the option of creating perfectly delicious treats for yourself and for others.