Lip plumpers create a ‘plump’ effect by swelling the lips by irritating them with certain ingredients. The thin skin of the lips is very susceptible to irritation and will swell temporarily in response. Essentially they are creating what is referred to as an irritant contact dermatitis to the lips. It is true, however, that some may have potentially slightly thicker skin and require either more product or more aggressive ingredients to achieve the same results.
Making your own lip plumper may be easier than you think. After all, most of us have had an experience with a food item that resulted in our lips seeming a little more prominent !
After all, these products are making use of something we have all experienced at some point or another after exposure to these ingredients in foods!
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Your favorite lip balm
¼ tsp of cinnamon oil
In a microwave safe bowl, melt your lip balm. Mix in the cinnamon oil. Fill the storage jar with your new product. Add a little lipstick if you need a hint of color!
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