Women typically want pink or red lips because it helps to increase the overall loveliness of their face. That in turn can help to benefit their life in terms of their day-to-day work and personal life. However, it’s quite common for people to get lips that are either paler or darker than normal. Both types of conditions can result from various causes. For example, dark lips can result from dryness, lip products, medications, anemia, unhealthy lifestyle/habits, sun exposure, hyper-pigmentation, unhealthy diet, and several others.
While there are many causes of dark lips, the good news is that there are also many effective home remedies. They often require ingredients that you already have in your home, and are quite easy to prepare. Besides that they won’t involve the harsh chemicals found in commercial products for treating dark lips.
This particular treatment is makes the term “sugar lips” come to life. Removing dead skin cells from your lips on a regular basis removes the things that make them look dark/dull. Sugar can help to function as an excellent exfoliating blend. First blend 3 tablespoons sugar (granulated) and 2 tablespoons butter, to form a paste (thick). Then use the paste to gently scrub your lips. Do this process one time per week to bring back your lips’ natural color and shine.
Another method is to create a scrub by mixing 1 teaspoon sugar (granulated), 1 teaspoon honey, and ½ teaspoon almond oil. Use this mixture to scrub dark lips 1 time per week.
Yet another option is to mix sugar with cream (cold). Use the mixture to gently scrub your lips prior to bedtime. Follow this procedure one time per week.
Cucumber is an effective ingredient for tightening skin. It can also help to make your lips lighter. Just rub one slice of cucumber on your lips in a gentle way so the lips can soak up the juice. Follow this process 5 minutes per day.
Lighter Lips with Lemon
Lemon is an excellent treatment for dark spots and patches on skin, and can also be effective as a natural remedy for making dark lips lighter as well. The fruit can function as a bleach that can be used in a basic yet strong remedy to treat dark lips.
First, squeeze juice form a lemon then put the juice onto your lips before you sleep at night. Follow this basic yet effective treatment every day for 1-2 months.
Another option is put a little sugar on top of a lemon slice. Then rub the lemon slice onto your lips. This will help to remove dead skin cells so new/fresh skin can show up. Use this particular treatment every day for a couple of weeks.
An alternative is to make a mixture that includes ½ teaspoon lemon juice, honey, and glycerin. Add this blend onto your lips prior to going to bed at nighttime. Follow this procedure every day until you start seeing results in the form of lighter lips.
A Berry Good Treatment
Berries such as strawberries and raspberries contain important vitamins and minerals that are important for keeping lips both bright and healthy. They can also help to transform dark lips into rose/pink lips.
First, mix ½ tablespoon raspberry juice with a small amount of aloe vera gel as well as honey. Add the paste onto your lips then gently scrub. Let it set for 10 minutes then use lukewarm water to rinse. Follow this process 3-4 times per week.
Another method is to mix 1 tablespoon strawberry juice with 2 tablespoons petroleum jelly. You can use this blend as a lip balm two times daily.
Rare Fruit for Common Condition
Pomegranate is an excellent fruit when treating the condition of dark lips. It can provide moisture and nutrients to dry/dehydrated lips. It can also help to bring back the natural pink/red color.
First mix 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds (crushed), with a small amount of milk cream as well as rose water. Add the paste to your lips, then scrub gently for a couple of minutes. Then use lukewarm water to wash off the mixture. Follow this process one time daily.
Another home remedy involving pomegranate requires you to mix an equal ratio of pomegranate juice, carrot juice, and beetroot juice. Add it to your lips one time daily.
Rose for Red Lips
Roses have three key medicinal properties that can help to treat dark lips. They can moisturize, cool, and sooth. In addition, they can help to naturally add a pink hue to dark lips.
The first step is to mix up 1 drop rose water and a couple drops honey. Add it directly to your lips. Follow this process 3-4 times per day.
Another option is mix up 1 tablespoon paste from rose petals, and 1 teaspoon milk cream, honey, or butter. Add it to your lips then scrub the mixture gently. Follow this home remedy 2-3 times per week.
Yet another remedy involving roses requires you to soak a couple rose petals in some raw milk for1 hour. Then make a paste by grinding up the mixture. Next, add ½ teaspoon honey and a little saffron. Add the paste onto your dark lips and let it set for around 15 minutes. Follow this process 2 times per day.
A Root that Cannot Be Beet
Beetroot is an excellent ingredient to turn your lips pinker/redder. It has properties that can bleach naturally, which can help to make dark lips lighter.
First, add beetroot juice (fresh) to your lips prior to bedtime. Then in the morning wash of the juice. The juice’s red color can help to make dark lips a rose color. Follow these steps every day prior to bedtime.
Another option is to mix an equal ratio of beetroot juice and carrot juice. Then add it to your lips. Gently massage the juices into your lips. Then let it set for 10 minutes before using slightly warm water to rinse it off. Follow this method one time daily for 1-2 weeks.
If you have dark lips the good news is that there are many effective treatments that are easy in terms of the steps and finding the ingredients needed. The above-mentioned remedies can help to bring back red/pink lips.