Monday, 21 February 2011

Lip Plumper. How dos Lip Plumper Work?

As much as you want sugary, sexy and full lips, by using a lip plumper, you are prone to some side effects. Take a look at the lip plumper side effects that may affect you upon prolonged use of the cosmetics.

Lip plumpers are now available to help you get those sexy lips you've always dreamt about. Whether you opt for a temporary option, or a permanent fix, the choice is yours. But getting a permanent lip plumping job is slightly riskier than going for a temporary alternative, such as an over-the-counter lip plumper. But, what you don't know is that even such a product can have certain side effects and allergic reactions. What are these lip plumper side effects? Are lip plumpers safe? Before we try to find answers to these questions, let's first understand how lip plumpers work.

How does Lip Plumper Work?

Lip plumpers are cosmetics, that are meant to give you fuller lips, without a surgery. These are temporary and last for six hours or so. When applied, they immediately increase the blood flow to the lips, and make them look fuller. This is due to the presence of certain ingredients in lip plumpers, such as  menthol, cinnamon or even cayenne pepper. Remember that if you have very thin lips, they will look only slightly thicker. Though many lip plumpers promise to give you the lips like Angelina Jolie has, their effectiveness is definitely limited.

The good thing about using cosmetic lip plumpers is that they are relatively less risky than the permanent lip plumping injections that definitely give you fuller lips, but with some side effects. Even constant use of cosmetic lip plumpers can affect the quality of your lips, and if you have very sensitive lips, then you may be prone to several side effects of using a lip plumper.

Side Effects of a Lip Plumper

You may find various cosmetic products, and even online, that promise to give you full, sexy lips almost instantly. While that is how lip plumpers usually work, not every product is that safe. When you look for one, make sure that among the lip plumper ingredients, a moisturizer is one of them, that not only prevents the lips from drying, but also enhances the appearance of your plump lips.

When applied, a lip plumper will always cause a slight tingling and burning sensation. It may also cause some more irritating sensations like redness, severe burning, itchiness and dryness upon applying the cosmetic lip plumper. Such allergic reactions are not natural, and if you experience any of these, immediately wipe off the plumper, and throw it away. It is obviously doing you more harm than good. As mentioned earlier, constant use of a lip plumper can also cause the lips to become very dry.

How to choose a lip plumper

If your skin is naturally sensitive skin, then test the lip plumper by applying a little on your forearm before purchasing it. If your skin reacts to it badly, then you should not purchase it. Definitely do not purchase just any lip plumper online, because you cannot test it. Always go to a store, perform a small test, and check for any lip plumper side effects before going ahead and purchasing it. You may also be able to find lip plumpers that are meant for very sensitive lips.
Finally, the best way of avoiding all these lip plumper problems is to use a natural lip plumper. Natural ingredients have a lesser chance of causing side effects as compared to the commercially produced cosmetics for this purpose. To prepare your own lip plumper, take a look at this lip plumper recipe.

So, is lip plumper bad for your lips? Not really. There are no 'grave' dangers of using lip plumpers, but you definitely don't want to have a few 'Angelina Jolie moments' at the cost of the irritating lip plumper side effects mentioned above. Just test the product before buying it, and if possible, resort to natural lip plumping measures rather than the various over-the-counter cosmetics.