Apply one or more of these home remedies for dark lips to find out which remedy suits you the most! The day is not far away when you’ll be proud of your rosy pink lips!
Lemon is a natural skin lightening agent due to its bleaching properties. It is also rich in antioxidants and certain beneficial acids like citric acid and alpha-hydroxy acids. The later is also used in commercial skin care products. The juice from a fresh lemon contains enough acidic contents that can peel off the top layer of your skin safely. When you get a new skin, it will definitely be lighter, softer, smooth and pink! Not only this, lemon juice has mild exfoliating effects too. All these qualities of lemon makes it our first choice for naturally lightening the dark lips.
How to Use Lemon for Dark Lips?
There are many ways for doing so.
Simply squeeze out the juice of a lemon and apply this on your lips every night before going to sleep. Don’t lose patience and continue the regime for a month or so, even longer for stubborn darker lips.
Get a thin slice of a lemon and some sugar. Sprinkle the sugar on the lemon slice and rub your lips with this. This will exfoliate as well as bleach your lips. Do this everyday for few weeks to get results.
Mix half tsp each of lemon juice, glycerin and honey and apply this to your dark lips daily at night.
Mix lemon juice with almond oil and rub on your lips. While lemon will bleach and exfoliate, almond oil will moisturize your lips from within.
Mix 4 tbsp of lemon juice with 2 tbsp of honey. Massage your lips with this mixture daily for at least five minutes.
2. Sugar Scrub for Dark Lips
Sugar has been widely accepted as an excellent scrub which can even gently exfoliate lips. This is essential to drop off all those dead skin which may contribute in making your lips darker. Adding butter or some oil will moisturize your skin at the same time. Here’s how you can use sugar scrub to get rid of dark lips.
How to Make Sugar Scrub for Dark Lips?
Sugar- 3 tsp
Butter/ Olive oil- 2 tsp
Mix sugar and butter or olive oil.
Take some in your hand and with the help of your finger, gently scrub your lips with this. Don’t worry if some of this goes into your mouth. After all it’ll be a delicious treat too!
Repeat this 2-3 times a week initially and once your lips gain their original color, do it once a week.
3. Mustard Oil for Dark Lips
Mustard oil is a rich source of omegAlpha3 and omegAlpha6 fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants. It is, thus, one of the best oils that can be called beneficial for human health and skin too. However, it is a very strong oil and thus before using it on your skin, conduct a patch test to see if you are allergic to it or not. If not, you are lucky enough because you’ll find this remedy to be the simplest of all remedies for dark lips.
How to Use Mustard Oil for Dark Cracked Lips?
Before you go to bed, take 1-2 drops of mustard oil and rub it into your belly button. That’s it. This is an age-old way of using this oil for cracked chapped and dark lips. Now don’t ask how is it going to help lips. You got all your nutrition from this belly button only since your conception in mother’s womb!
You can even mix mustard oil with coconut oil and rub on your lips for a couple of minutes. Then wipe it off with a wet cotton ball. This will lead to better blood circulation as well as lightening your lip skin.
4. Coriander-Cumin Remedy for Dark Lips
This is an Ayurvedic Remedy. Coriander seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants, fatty acids, essential volatile oils, minerals and vitamins. Cumin seeds too have similar profile with antioxidants, minerals and flavonoids. Sometimes, deficiency of certain minerals or vitamins too can cause dark and dry, sometime swollen lips. If you see black stains and swelling on your cracked lips and feel burning sensation, you should try this remedy.
Coriander seeds- 100 g
Cumin seeds- 100 g
Candy sugar- 100 g
Dry roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds separately.
Grind them to get their powder.
Grind the candy sugar if it is in the form of crystals. You need to have its powder.
Now mix all the three powders.
Store it in an airtight container.
Mix 1 tsp of this powder with I cup of water and have twice daily.
5. Beet Juice for Lightening Dark Lips
Beet, the red vegetable, is high on antioxidants. It is also a rich source of folate which stimulates the production and repair of body cells, a property that can be used to get new pink skin for your dark lips. Beet prevents macular degeneration with its vitamin A and carotenoids and also improves blood circulation.
How to Use Beet Juice for Dark Lips?
- Take some fresh beetroot juice and apply on your dark lips before going to bed every night. Wash it off next morning.
- Take 1 tbsp each of beet juice and carrot juice. Mix them and apply on your lips. Leave for about 10-15 minutes and then wash off with water.
- Mix beet juice with pineapple juice and some coconut oil. Rub your lips with this mixture. The bromelain present in pineapple will take off dead skin when you rub your lips with this mixture on it. Coconut oil will keep your lips hydrated.
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