As Valentine’s Day nears, most people are looking forward to showing their loved ones affection by showering them with thoughtful gifts and, of course, kisses. Since the lips are one of the most sensitive areas of skin on the body, it makes sense that they may need more tender loving care from time to time. So, before you go smacking those lips on your valentine, read the following tips to help transform an ordinary kiss into the perfect smooch:
The skin on your body is constantly battling dryness, and the lips are no different. By gently applying a scrub to the lips, layers of dead skin cells can effectively be removed. A simple mixture of olive oil and sugar works wonders on abrading the lips.
We all know that keeping the lips hydrated is perhaps the most important aspect of ensuring supple, wrinkle-free lips. Normally, a basic lip balm is sufficient, but when preparing your lips for the perfect kiss, it’s best to use one that contains ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E. Drinking plenty of water will also benefit your kisses this Valentine’s Day.
The perfect kiss isn’t complete without the right amount of pout in the lips. To give off the appearance that your lips contain more volume than they actually have, use a lip liner that is a shade slightly darker than your lipstick.
In the final days leading up to the “BIG” kiss, it is important to preserve the condition of your lips. Since lips lack the sun protecting substance melanin, products that contain sunscreen should be used to ensure you new lips are protected.
These tips can temporarily improve the look and feel of your lips for that special kiss on Valentine’s Day. However, if you desire long-lasting results that are also immediately effective, cosmetic treatment can provide the most satisfying results.
At his Casper, Wyoming practice, Dr. John Roussalis regularly performs lip augmentation for individuals who seek to permanently improve the appearance of their lips.
With a lip augmentation, patients can:
Add fullness to the lips
Eliminate wrinkles on and around the lip area
Restores attractive shape to the upper lip
In addition, injectables containing hyaluronic acid, such as the FDA-approved dermal fillers JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, can also create fuller, poutier lips in a matter of minutes!
If you are looking for fuller lips with a lasting youthful appearance, we encourage you to call (307) 234-4585 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John L. Roussalis. We are dedicated to providing you with the most luscious lips possible and look forward to seeing you soon.