Dark Lips can happen due to multiple reasons like Skin Pigmentation, smoking, tanning etc.
There are multiple home remedies using lemon, honey, glycerine, beetroot, almond oil etc to bring back natural lip color.
Dark Lips to Pink Lips – Home Remedies
Lemon Honey Lip Serum : Mix equal parts of lemon juice and honey to make your tan removing lip serum.
This works on lips to peel off the tan with citrus extracts and nourish with honey to add pink color to the lips. Coat your lips with this serum and leave for an hour before wiping off with soft wet cloth.
Repeat this process 4-5 times in a day for quicker results.
This serum can also be stored in refrigirator for a week and used multiple times.
Gylcerine Sleep : Apart from sun exposure and improper maintenance, dry lips might also cause pigmented lips. Apply glycerin over your lips using a cotton bud before going to bed every night. This treatment retains moisture and prevents drying to get rid of dark lips.
Water Treatment : Don’t just stick with the topical treatments. You also need to take care of your health to achieve beautiful lips along with the topical applications. Hydrate your body by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday in order to stay away from dehydration that causing dark lips.
Beetroot Massage : Slice a red Beetroot into circular pieces and store the pieces in your refrigerator. Just massage your lips with a juicy piece in your leisure time.
Sit with a beetroot slice in your hand whenever your watch television or listen to music.
It will remove tan from the lips naturally and brings back pink color too.
Avoid excess Lipstick and local brands of petroleum gelly : Avoid using local brands and wholesale lip products on your lips. Use a mild herbal lip balm (pure cow ghee is best natural lip balm) instead to achieve soft tan free lips. Using fresh pureed fruits as lip masks works incredibly in removing sun tan and pigmentation.
Almond Oil Treatment : Apply almond oil on your lips before bedtime as this helps to lighten lips, and reduces discoloration.
Cucumber Juice Treatment : Daily application of Cucumber Juice would also help lighten dark lips.
How to avoid Dark or Tanned Lips
Apart from above Dark Lips Treatment Natural Remedies, follow below ones to prevent your lips from being tanned in future.
- Quit Tobacco and Smoking
- Quit Coffee or reduce it to one small cup per day
- Avoid excess exposure to sun
- Use less lipstick and check if they have Shea butter, clarified butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil. These moisturize your lips and prevent them from drying out. Use Lipstick for as lesser time as possible and remove it using a good lip makeup remover or olive/almond/coconut oil.
- Mix 5-6 drops of olive oil and 1 teaspoon sugar. Use this for exfoliating your lips. Once you rinse off, apply healing lip butter (or cow ghee) or your favorite lip moisturizer.
- Drink enough water and have fresh fruits daily
- Don’t suck or bite your lips often
- Avoid chlorinated water
- Less Smooching 😉