So, while there are more temporary measures to plump lips, one way to sustain collagen levels naturally is through supplementation. Collagen powders, like mindbodygreen’s grass-fed collagen+, are made from hydrolyzed collagen peptides that are able to be absorbed easily by the body. From there, studies show that these peptides help promote your skin’s fibroblasts, or the parts of the cells that create collagen and elastin.
This powder also contains a host of antioxidants, like vitamin C and vitamin E, to help fight off free radical damage. Free radicals go to town on our skin cells, further breaking down collagen and even harming our DNA. So ingesting high-quality, potent antioxidants is key for healthy skin.
Put this all together, and you have the recipe for healthy, plump skin long term, which, yes, includes those delicate lips. And from there, you can go ahead and toss on your favorite red lipstick or lip plumper—with a healthy base, why not?