These Treatments Will Plump Your Lips Without Irritating The Hell Out Of Them
March 1, 2018
Remember the old school topical lip plumpers? They stung like crazy. And if you happened to get ‘em on your finger, then touch your face, well, good luck dealing with the ensuing inflammation. Plus, derms weren't fans due to their tendency to irritate lips. A few years ago, dermatologist Chris Adigun, MD, told us something she still stands by today: “I would steer people away from menthol products — it does not serve any healing or hydrating property for the lips. It will impart a cooling sensation and some people really like that, but I wouldn't recommend that to anyone because it’s not going to make their lips better.” Still, irritation was a small price for a mouth that was a little fuller and poutier in mere seconds.