Who doesn’t want naturally beautiful, pink lips? Everyone does. It adds more charm to your face and makes your smile even more pretty.
Pink, soft lips are something that every woman would die for! But dark lips and pigmentation have become a constant problem. There are many causes of dark lips such as licking them often, smoking, allergies, sun exposure, high caffeine intake, dryness, use of low-quality cosmetics, or even hormonal imbalances. You may have already spent lots of money to remove your dark lips, but you could not get expected results.
Thankfully, there are many ways to lighten dark lips that don’t require buying expensive products. Natural home remedies can help you out in giving the beautiful and rosy pink lips, you ever wanted.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon is known for its natural bleaching properties. Hence, it’s an effective natural home remedy to lighten dark lips. Not only it helps to lighten dark lips, but also to remove darker patches and spots from your lips and skin. Lemon juice works to exfoliate your lip’s skin and brings up new tone on your lips.
Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on your lips before going to bed. Follow this simple remedy daily for one to two months to get glossy and pink lips.
Take a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells – so new, fresh skin can appear. Use this remedy daily for a few weeks.
Honey is another natural home remedy to treat dark lips. Apply 1-2 drops of honey on your lips every night, let it dry and remain there overnight. Honey will moisturise your lips and reduce the blackness. It will not only lighten your lips but also soften and give them a pink glow.
3. Lemon & Honey Scrub
It is the perfect dark lips treatment that you can do at home!
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and honey to make your tan removing lip serum. The citrus extracts in lemon remove the tan and the honey nourishes the lips to make them pink. Apply this serum on your lips and leave it on for 10 minutes (On top of this, you can also apply milk cream or malai on your lips). Then wash off with warm water.
This serum can be refrigerated and used for a week. Isn’t that super easy? Apply this daily to see visible results within a few days.
4. Sugar Scrub
You can take sugar and use it as a scrub. This natural scrub works as an excellent lips exfoliant, as sugar helps in getting rid of unwanted dead skin cells present on your lips and provide your lips a pink colour. Repeat this daily in order to get rid of dark lips.
You can also make a scrub by mixing one teaspoon of granulated sugar, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of almond oil. Use it to scrub your lips once a week.
Alternatively, blend three tablespoons of granulated sugar and two tablespoons of butter to make a thick paste. Scrub your lips gently with the paste. Do this once a week to restore your natural lip color and shine.
5. Turmeric Powder
Take some turmeric powder and mix honey in it. Apply this thick paste on your lips as a lip balm and leave it.
Make a thick turmeric paste by mixing milk with turmeric powder. Apply it on your lips and let it remain for not more than 2-3 minutes, before wiping it off with the soft toothbrush. You should do it lightly for 2-3 minutes so that you do not scrape off healthy cells. Pat dry your lips and apply lip balm, preferably homemade.
6. Cucumber Juice
The daily application of cucumber juice would also help lighten dark lips. Apply the juice of cucumber on your lips and keep it as long as you can. Repeat this remedy for 15-20 days and see the difference.
7. Beet Root
The deep purple color ingredient present in beetroot has natural properties to reduce the darkness of your lips gradually and thus can lighten your lips.
Slice a beetroot and store the pieces in your refrigerator. Simply massage your lips with a juicy piece in your leisure time. Pink lips are all yours in a few days!
Apply 2-3 drops of fresh beetroot juice on your lips before going to bed. Wash it off the next morning. It will remove the tan from the lips naturally and color your lips too. Do this daily before going to bed.
You can mix equal amounts of beetroot juice and carrot juice and apply it on your lips. Massage gently and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily, for a week or two to get your lips pinker.
8. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains several vital minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. Scrub olive oil onto your lips before you go to bed at night to soften your lips and give the natural glow to them.
9. Raw Milk
Raw milk contains lactic acid which has skin lightening properties. Just take 1/2 a tsp of raw milk in a bowl, dip in the damp cotton ball in it and apply it to your lips at night. Apart from lightening your dark lips, raw milk will also make them soft. Do it regularly at night and see the difference.
The time it takes for these remedies to work varies, but gives the results you want. So, use them and see how your lips bloom and glow like a pink rose.