Lip fillers (and any form of dermal fillers) aren’t recommended for women trying to conceive naturally, trying to conceive through IVF or pregnant women. For some pregnant women, that’s OK because, hello, apparently your lips are one of the many body parts that can get bigger during pregnancy.
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Not so much if you’re not yet pregnant but want to be, and you feel insecure about your lips.
Enter, lip plumpers.
Yep. Those plumping lip glosses you slathered on in high school that taste like peppermint and tingle in a way you’re not sure is entirely enjoyable.
Speaking on Mamamia’s You Beauty podcast, executive editor and beauty journalist of 15 years Leigh Campbell said the lip plumper has come a long way since you last probably tried one.
“When lip plumpers became a thing, they literally felt like your face was being eaten off by ants. Lip plumpers are often made with menthol or cinnamon, and what they’re actually doing is aggravating the lip and causing blood to flow to the area, which is why they go pink and red and bigger,” Leigh said (listen to the full episode below, post continues after audio).
“It’s wise to not do any botox or fillers while you are about to start assisted reproduction – it took me three years to fall pregnant naturally after many rounds of IVF and I didn’t do any [botox or fillers] during that time. Lip plumpers aren’t permanent like fillers, but they’re a great option.”
Here are four very excellent lip plumpers if you’re after a fuller lip look, without fillers.