10 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Lips Naturally

Every girl wants to flaunt her sexy rosy pout. Natural rosy lips are the best treasure one could have, but not every one of us is blessed wi...

Every girl wants to flaunt her sexy rosy pout. Natural rosy lips are the best treasure one could have, but not every one of us is blessed with such vanity. Pigmented lips or dark lips is a common problem in 6 out of 10 women as found in a survey. Surprisingly, there are various reasons which lead to dark lips. Some of them are due to our lifestyle choices and some are completely biological. Most common reason for discolored lips are due to excessive smoking habits, extreme exposure to direct sunlight, an allergic reaction, use of low-quality cosmetics, high caffeine intake, and hormonal imbalances. There are various products in the market which promise us to get rid of dark lips, but the chemicals only give you short-term results and your lips go back to being the same after some time. So, there is nothing better than home remedies to get rid of the dark lips or at least lighten them naturally. Home remedies surely take time and patience, but it is guaranteed to give you the desired result. Let's see the home remedies by which you can get rid of discolored lips easily.

1. Lemon & Honey Mix

Lemon is enriched in citric acid and, therefore, has excellent bleaching properties which are well known to everyone out there. It works excellently on lips as well. Honey, which has natural moisturizers, anti-aging formulas, anti-oxidants, nutrients, natural healing and enzymes helps in getting rid of the discoloration. Pure honey is more active and contains more phytonutrients which work best on the lips. Both the ingredients are easily available and extremely helpful for dark lips. Make a mixture of lemon and honey in a 1:1 ratio. You can increase the amount of honey if your lips are too sensitive to lemon. Apply this on the lips for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. For a quick solution, you can apply the lemon slices and slather for 5-10 minutes regularly.

2. Sugar Exfoliation

This is the most common and easy homemade scrub that will not only exfoliate the dead cells but also helps you in treating the dark lips. Sugar has glycolic acid which helps remove dead skin and it does not clog pores. It also helps in eliminating blemishes and works great for discolored lips. Sugar is generally mixed with lemon, honey or petroleum jelly and used as an effective scrub for the lips.

3. Beetroot Slice

Beetroot has a natural pink color which enhances the lips and helps you in achieving that perfect rosy pout for the day. The method of using beetroot is extremely easy. Take a slice of the beetroot and refrigerate for an hour. Now slather the slice on the lips for about half an hour. You would notice a tinted pink layer on top of the lips. Let it stay for an hour or so and wash it off followed by your favorite lip balm.

4. Olive Oil & Almond Oil

These are two magic elixirs which will transform your darkened lips to pink pouts with regular usage. Make sure to massage your lips twice a day for 15-20 minutes with either of these oils. These will not only give you pink lips but will also hydrate your lips and brighten them to a large extent. You can also apply herbal lip balms enriched with olive oil, almond oil or vitamin A & E.

5. Potato Juice

Apart from being delicious, the potato has many benefits for skin and lips as well. They are enriched in vitamin C and are a natural way of fading away those dark spots. Potatoes can also remove dead skin cells. Refrigerate a medium slice of potato and use a blender to squeeze out the juice. Apply the juice with the help of a cotton bud and let it get completely dry. Wash off with cold water. In two weeks, you would notice some surprising results on the lips.

6. Rose Petals Paste

This beautiful flower is endowed with certain elements that help you in getting back that natural rosy lips. Take some rose petals and wash them thoroughly and immerse them in cold milk for an hour. Then make a paste of the petals and add few drops of olive/almond oil and glycerin. Take this paste and apply on the lips for half an hour. Dip a cotton ball in cold milk and wipe off the paste from your lips. Follow it with a lip balm. In few weeks, you would see the amazing results.

7. Glycerin Layer

Glycerin is another option for lightening the pigmented lips. Apply a layer of Glycerin before hitting the bed and after waking up, lightly exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub to achieve those natural pink pouts.

8. Homemade Lip Balm

Though there are varieties of lip balms available in the market, nothing can be safer than herbal or homemade products. Often, the various chemicals do more harm than a cure to our lips. Melt beeswax, shea butter/cocoa butter, and honey together in a double boiler and pour into a small tub. Let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Your chemical free lip balm is ready!

9. Avoid Expired Lip Products

We often forget the expiry date of the lipsticks and lip balms as we buy too many of them. It is essential to throw the expired ones as it causes various problems and pigmentation. Avoid using non-branded lip balms as well. Make sure to exfoliate the lips with a good lip scrub or homemade lip scrub at the end of the day. This ensures that there is no residual of lipstick left over on your lips.

10. Sun Protection

Last but not the least, is the sunscreen. When you are stepping out in the sun do not forget to apply a lip balm with an SPF of minimum 20. UV rays are extremely harmful to your lips and it causes various problems in the long run. Therefore, a sun protection for your lips is a must.

Follow these simple things and get rid of dark lips forever!

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Contributed By: Salomi Das


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  1. These days hormonal problems in woman are leading to dark lips too. Nice & simple home remedies to try!

  2. Sugar and beetroot slices are easy treatments for a lazy girl like me :)

  3. i love trying out diy lip balms... nice remedies! :)


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