In this world filled with selfies and videos , it is easy to get insecure, but if you want to change something about your body you have every right to do so. If you think you have big lips and would like them to be smaller either temporarily or permanently here are some solutions because they are not becoming small naturally.
Lips are one of the main parts of the body in which people give a lot of attention too, even a little bit of colour can go a long way, a lot of people also tend to get injections to make lips bigger because the change in your lips can impact your entire face a lot.
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Here are some methods to thin your lips
How can you exercise and make your lips smaller?
If that’s what you are wondering here, you go –
- Keep your index finger in your mouth and move it approximately 10 times
- Try tongue twisters to focus on your lips.
- Make an O shape with your lips and back to smile. Repeat this for about 10-15 times.
- Make a pout and use your finger tip to press your upper and lower lips.
- And then there is the one that will make you happier, smiling. Smiling helps make your lips thinner by pulling them. This one is temporary.
A reminder that the chance of these exercises playing a major role in reducing lip size is not scientifically proven but it is based on the basic knowledge that exercise reduces fat.
Clean your lips
When you don’t exfoliate or clean your lips properly, dirt and dead cells might make your lips look darker and give the illusion that your lips are bigger than they actually are. So exfoliate your lips at least once a week using a good scrub.
Avoid lip gloss
Lip gloss indeed makes your lips look shiny and sexy but it also makes your lips look bigger and if you don’t want your lips to look bigger than they actually are, then opt out of using a lip gloss and switch to matte and classic lipsticks.
Use foundation on your lips carefully to make them look smaller and apply your lipstick.
You can use foundation or concealer on the top and bottom of your lips. Draw inside of your lip line rather than outside of your lip line to make them look smaller. Then use lipstick in a shade that matches your skin tone. Note that the use of bright lipstick can make them look fuller.
Treat your injuries
This method is for people who are looking to treat the bigger lips as a result of allergy or injuries, first of all, go see a doctor if this is the first occurrence and get their opinion. If you have already encountered this, then follow the directions as per what the doctor advised you previously. If you have bruises or swollen lips use an ice compress to allow the swelling to go down. You can modify your ice pack and make it beauty ice pack with the help of cucumber. Cucumber’s cool nature helps with swelling.
Take a cucumber and juice it, now pour this juice into an ice tray and place it in the freezer and take it out after it has frozen into ice cubes and use it on your lips by rubbing it in a circular motion for about five minutes.
Cut out the bad habits
Stop biting your lips, this habit of yours that may make you sexy or creepy depending on the situation may play a role in making your lips bigger than they are.
Surgery should be your last and final resort because compared to the other methods recommended, surgery is far more expensive and risky. The reduction surgery has more chances of reducing your lips volume more efficiently than all of the above methods. Lip reduction surgery sure is riskier than many but it is considered safe overall.
The surgery involves removing skin tissues from lower or upper lips or both. Obviously, the doctor will use anaesthesia on you so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure. During this, the surgeon makes a horizontal incision on the inner part of your lips so as to minimize the scarring and then proceeds to remove the excess fat and tissues from lips reducing the size of the lips.
In what is known as the Brazilian reduction the surgeon only incises your lower lips as it is the focus of the procedure. During this procedure, the surgeon removes a large portion from the centre of your lips.
The lip reduction surgery has side effects like its effectiveness, infection, scarring, severe swelling, allergic reaction to anaesthesia none of this last a long term and if you have any of these symptoms pertain for a longer period, consult your doctor.