How to Lighten Dark Lips Naturally

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lighten dark lips naturally

Having natural pink lips is an appealing beauty feature. Every woman desired to have soft and pinkish lips. Many people genetically inherit the skin and lips colour. Dark lips are commonly seen in dark skinned people. However your lifestyle also decides the colour of your lips. Before discussing the lip lightening remedies we have to first know the causes of dark lips. There are many external factors which will affect the colour of your lips like:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine products
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Low quality cosmetics
  • Sucking of lips
  • Long exposure to sun
  • Taking stress
  • Skin allergy
  • Chlorine
  • Improper lifestyle habits
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • pH imbalance

There are many more to write depending on your living factors. If you really care for lips then try to eradicate them from your life.

[Read: How to Keep your Lips Pink and Beautiful?]

Now we will discuss the 11 beauty tips for lips at home. After all lips are also the part of your skin and they also need the same care as you do for your skin. In market lot of expensive products are available to imbalance your monthly budget. In place of them try to go with lip lightening remedies at home. These remedies can lighten your lip colour very effectively.

11 Beauty Tips for Lips at Home:

1. Lemon:

Lemon is an effective natural lip lightening remedy because of its natural bleaching properties. It also helps in removing the dark patches and spots from your skin and lips.

  • Squeeze the lemon and apply it juice in routine before going to bed
  • You can also mix the glycerine and honey in lemon juice to get the smoothness in your lips

2. Sugar:

Sugar is very good exfoliate for lips. Grind 2 tablespoon of sugar crystals to make powder and mix 1 tablespoon of salt free white butter in it. Apply this mixture on your lips and rub it gently. Sugar will remove the dead skin cells from lips and butter will help the lips to get smooth and glossy. You can repeat this process 3-4 times a week to get fast results.

3. Almond oil:

Almond oil for lips is also recommended. Because of the nutrients present in it help to make your lips smooth and presenting. Apply the almond oil directly on your lips before going to the bed. You can do this activity in routine.

4. Olive oil:

If in case almond oil is not available you can go with olive oil as olive oil is also helpful in nurturing your lips. It helps to retain the lip moisture and make them look beautiful and smooth. Alternatively you can mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with few drops of olive oil. Rub this mixture gently on your lips. This will help in retaining the pink colour of your lips and make them look shiny. You can repeat this activity once in a week.

5. Rose water:

Rose because of its anti inflammatory properties can be used to treat sun damage and soothes the skin irritation. Take 5-6 rose petals, 1 tablespoon of rose water and 1 tablespoon of salt free butter. Mix them consistently to get a paste. Apply this paste on your lips and rub it gently. Do this for 2-3 times a week. Alternatively rose water and rose petals can be mixed with honey and milk to get the smooth and classy touch of your lips.

6. Strawberry lip balm:

Mix 2 strawberries with one teaspoon of good quality petroleum jelly. Rub this on your lips before going to bed and repeat this for 2-3 times a week to get pink glossy lips.

7. Beetroot:

Beetroot because of its bleaching properties can be a good option to lighten dark lips naturally. Applying fresh beetroot juice every day before going to bed will significantly lighten up your lip colour. You can mix carrot juice with beetroot juice and can repeat the same process. You can also drink beetroot juice and carrot juice as they are very good for your health and skin.

[Read: How to use Beetroot for Pink Lips?]

8. Turmeric:

Turmeric because of its healing properties can be used to treat rough and dry lips. Mix half teaspoon of turmeric powder with 2 teaspoon of milk. Rub this mixture gently on your lips to remove the dead cells and let the turmeric heal your lips. You can do this process 2-3 times a week. Make sure you don’t remove healthy cells otherwise turmeric can irritate you considerably.

9. Pomegranate:

Pomegranate is also very good ingredient for lip care. It helps in nourishing and hydrating the dark and rough lips to make them look smooth and pink. You can crush pomegranate to take out its juice mix it with little milk and rose water. Apply this on your lips in routine before going to bed. Alternatively you can mix pomegranate juice, carrot juice and beetroot juice together to treat your dark lips.

10. Cucumber:

Cucumber is one ingredient that is readily available in any season. It is a natural lightening agent and can be used to lighten dark lips. You can rub cucumber slices on your lips or can take out the juice and apply it on darken lips. You can do this activity daily before going to bed.

11. Stay hydrated:

Don’t always try to find out the different methods to treat your lips. You have to stay healthy and fit to achieve beautiful look. Best thing you can do is to drink 10-12 glass of water in routine. This will keep your skin and lips hydrated all the time. Dehydration can causes darkening of the lips. Take care of your diet as well. Eat lot of fruits and veggies to remain beautiful and healthy.

[Read: 7 Lipstick Tricks that can Make you Look Dramatic]

By the time you must have an idea of what causes dark lips and how to get rid of it by practicing some natural home remedies. These are the time proven tips and will give slow but steady results. Following them with patience will give you pink and glossy lips you desire for.

Darkening of skin or lips occur because of some kind of body deficiency unless it is genetically inherited.

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Purvi Shah is health and lifestyle writer and blogger who have done Masters in Commerce. She has started writing from the year 2004 for many websites and blogs. Currently, since a couple of years, her passion for writing has settled for health and lifestyle articles.