Often I get questions sent to me, from customers who are confused as to why their lips won't stay plump for more than 30 minutes.
The following information is vital to help you maintain your lovely full lips, for as long as possible.
With permission from the Author, Thienna Ho (the inventor of CandyLipz), I will attach the following information that was taken directly from the official CandyLipz Blog....
"Are you a caffeine addict? Do you know that getting a caffeine rush causes your body to react as if someone is scaring the hell out of you! When you are frightened, your hands and feet get clammy and cold. Your mouth dries and your lips shrink. Why? All your extremity blood supplies get cut off. They get diverted to your brain and muscles so you can think clearer and bolt away from danger quicker.
Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulating substance in the world. It is found in coffee, soft drinks, tea, cocoa nuts, and many medications.
Caffeine eye creams and gels are used to reduce eye puffiness and swelling. It is also used to treat headache. Caffeine is known to have vaso-constrictive properties- it causes blood vessel narrowing in your skin and brain.
Researchers found that after you drink a 12-ounce cup of brewed coffee which contains about 250 mg of caffeine, your blood vessels start to constrict within 30 minutes and continue to constrict for up to 90 minutes to 2 hours!
Caffeine also has a mild diuretic effect- meaning it reduces body fluid levels which can lead to dehydration. How? It causes you to urinate more. If after drinking a caffeinated drink your mouth begins to feel dry, this is an indication that you are dehydrated. Your lips are like a sponge. They absorb water and plump up. When dehydrated, they dry out and shrink. Remember to drink enough water for your body. Take your body weight and divide by 2. This is how many ounces of water you should drink a day.
Next time, when you are thinking of your next caffeine fix, know that you are going to trigger your fight or flight response when you put caffeine in your body. It may affect the appearance of your lips!
If you use a lip suction device and you wonder why the effect on your lips is not as pronounced or long lasting as expected, ask yourself if you have been caffeinated! Caffeine may be a lip shrinker.
Trivia: Did you know the following pain reliever drugs key ingredient is caffeine- Excedrin, Anacin, Midol Darvon Compound, Fioricet, and Migranal."Thienna, a Vietnamese boat person, holds 5 degrees including a BA in Economics, a BS in Microbiology, a Master in Genetic Engineering, a Master in Business Administration, and a PhD in Scientific Nutrition. She has 4 Guinness Book Of World Records previously held by men including the most sumo squats in 1 hr (5336), the longest wall sit (12 hrs) & most weight deadlifted in 1 hr (100,000 lbs} & 1 minute (4000 lbs). She won 13 awards for “Unlocking The Mystery Of Skin Color" & "Cooking On The Light Side”. She founded Thienna Inc. & CandyLipz LLC. & holds multiple patents. Her latest invention, CandyLipz, won 10 prestigious technical design awards. She was crowned woman inventor of 2013 in Seoul, Korea. She is the creator of The Sulfur Diet and is considered to be one the world’s leading experts in human skin color and skin health.
REPUBLICA - ORGANIC DECAF
Republica's Organic Decaf is certified organic, naturally decaffeinated and chemical free.
They use the most natural method to decaffeinate their coffee, simply by using just water and air! This poses absolutely no risk to your health AND the coffee beans retain exceptional aroma and taste.
This decaf is amazing. You would not even know that it was decaf at all, it tastes exactly like its caffeinated counterpart.
I am not a fan of the 'instant coffee - hot water - milk' method of making coffee, so I heat up enough milk to fill a mug, in a saucepan on the stove (yes, you heard right. I don't own a microwave - personal choice), and as the milk heats up I give it a whisk with an egg beater to froth the milk up then pour it into the mug - ta da! A decaf latte!
I like to sweeten it with a little bit of coconut sugar - delicious!
You can buy this product from Woolworths/Safeway.