Lip color is natural whether it is pink, red, brown or black. Like skin tone, lip color varies from person to person. If a person’s lip color is dark, that doesn’t mean that the person’s health is not sound unless the color has varied over time.
Some of the common factors that causes dark lips: –
one of the main reasons for the dark lip is smoking. Once you inhale cigarette smoke, the nicotine and tar transfers on the lips, which causes the discoloration eventually.
Exposure to the sun for long while make the skin on lip dark. The UV rays trigger the melanin deposition in the various parts of the body. It is important to wear sun protection on the lip while going out. Always buy a lip balm with at least 30 SPF.
Although coffees are great for freshness, excessive consumption of caffeine is not good for health, it not only darken your lip color but also stains your teeth.
Too much application of Lipstick
No doubt lipstick is one of the most commonly used cosmetics by every female, but at the same time it cannot be ignored that it contains loads of chemical which darken the lip color. To minimize this problem one should switch to organic lipsticks or lip balms containing SPF and try to reduce the frequency of lipstick applications.
How to get rid of Dark Lips Naturally
Exfoliate your lip gently with the help of a soft toothbrush which not only removes the dead skin cell but it also increases the blood circulation on your lips. Make sure to apply any lip balm before doing this exfoliation process.
Make a natural scrub by mixing 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tbsp sugar.
Exfoliate your lips gently with this mix once in a week to remove the dead skin cells.
You can even take a slice of lemon and massage it on your lips to minimize pigmentation. The citric acid present in the lemon helps in fading the pigmentation.
How to make ?
Take ¼ tablespoon almond oil
Add 1 vitamin capsule, extract the oil by poking
Mix both well and dab the mixture on lips, leave it overnight
Take 5-6 seeds of pomegranate and crush it
Add 2-3 drops of olive oil
Mix both well and gently rub this mixture on your lips for 4-5 minutes
wash off with water
Beet Root Juice
Beetroot doesn’t lighten your lip color but can give you pinker lip, all you have to do is, take a slice of beetroot and dab it on your lips before going to bed and leave it as it is overnight. Wash off in the morning with normal water.