Want Perfect Pouty Lips? Forget The Injections & Do These Mouth Workouts Instead!

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Lips are beautiful, we all know it. But none of us love the look of fake, overdone injections. So how do you solve the riddle of perfectly pouty lips while keeping things au naturale?

The answer is you work them out, just like any other part of your bod you want to shine! Stimulating the region around your mouth with a little exercise can both boost your lip muscles and encourage your own body's production of natural collagen, giving you a little extra plumpness right where you want it. A bit of facial yoga on the regs can go a long way toward making you feel as sexy as you really are, and you might get a little extra attention for your pouty cuteness.

Here are the simple steps you need to take every day to grow your lips naturally, and take your beautiful smile to the next level with some lovely, pouty lips.

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Drink Some Water

Prep for your workout with a tall glass of water. The better you hydrate, the fuller and shinier your lips will naturally look. Plus, any kind of workout will release some lactic acids into your system, and H2O will help flush them away. Some lip balm wouldn't hurt either, since you want to keep your lips from getting cracked.

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Make A Kissy Face

Squeeze your lips and blow kisses for 30 to 60 seconds at a time. Try to work it until you feel the burn, so you know you're actually getting some muscle tear. That way they'll grow back a little bit bigger, just like when you do any other kind of strenuous exercise.

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Do Some Lip Circles

Keeping the lips scrunched up in a kiss, move them to one side and then the other, holding at each spot for a few seconds. After you've done both sides, rotate your little duck face around in figure eight circles, first one way, then the other. Repeat this whole series about ten times.

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Puff Your Cheeks

Fill up your cheeks with air like an adorable little froggy, now move the air around from place to place while keeping your lips tightly closed. This will help smooth out any lines around your luscious lips.

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Open Up Wide

No, you don't have to put your hand in there, but do open your mouth as wide as you can and hold it for ten seconds. Then relax for a few seconds and repeat the move three to five times.

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Smile With Your Lips Closed

Smile as wide as you can and keep your lips pressed together, then try to make a kissy face while you keep stretching the corners of your lips apart. Hold the stretch for about five seconds and then relax. Repeat ten times.

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Smile With Your Lips Tucked In

Now fold your lips under and roll them over your teeth so you can only see the very tops and bottoms and smile again. Try to hold it for ten seconds and then relax. Repeat a few times to start, then more in future workouts as it gets easier to do.

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Make "The Fish Face"

Suck in your cheeks and do your best Dory or Nemo impression. Try to move them up and down ten to twenty times.

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Press Your Lips Togher

Imagine something is trying to make you open your mouth from the inside and just keep pressing your lips together to prevent that from happening. You can hold your fingers against the corners of your lips to keep your mouth wide if you want. Hold for five seconds and repeat ten times.

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Close Your Mouth And Then Pop It Open

Finally, close your mouth with your lips bent slightly inward, then open it and try to make a popping sound. This one is fun to do, so repeat it as much as you'd like. And that's it, you're done with your workout! Repeat as many times as you want to get poutier and puffier lips.

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CHRIS COLE

Chris is an actor-writer who lives in Los Angeles and hails from Massachusetts. He enjoys learning about technology, politics and philosophy, with an eye to improving our world. Although he was born a dog person, he's come around on cats and now considers them both pretty great in their own ways.

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