Read My Lips

When was the last time you celebrated something on your body plumping up? It’s probably been a while, but at ZO, we’ve thought of something that you might actually like to have “plumped”—your lips.

As we get older, all of the things that we don’t want to be thin—like our fingernails, our lips, our eyelashes, and our hair—get thinner. Somehow that doesn’t seem fair, but it’s the result of aging, environmental conditions, and hormonal issues. As we age, our bodies slow down the process of regenerating cells, so our lips, which are already thin, get even thinner. Factors like smoking and exposure to wind and cold weather can also dehydrate our skin, making lips look less plumped. There’s not much you can do to slow the process, but be sure to wear a lip product with an SPF. If that’s not enough, a dermal filler (such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, etc.) is an option.

If restoring the youthful look of your lips appeals to you, but the idea of a needle—lidocaine or not—is not your style,  you may want to consider a product like the Vivité Defining Lip Plumper. The name says it all. No, it’s not like the lip gloss the girl at your beauty store sold you that did nothing—this actually works.

And isn’t it time you were happy something was plumping up?