Causes of Dark Lips
Excessive exposure to sun and dehydration are often the main reason for excessive dead skin on the top of the lips, which in turn causes dark lip color. In addition to exposure to sun, factors like age, hormonal imbalances, UV rays, smoking, allergies, and too much caffeine intake play an important role as well.
Due to the fact that our lips don’t have oil-producing glands, they are prone to dehydration. In order to maintain a healthy balance and stay hydrated, make sure you consume about 8 glasses of water on daily basis. In addition, never leave the house without applying a lip balm with SPF 15+ which acts as ideal prevention from the sun rays.
The natural scrub explained below can help you remove the dead skin cells on the lips and make the lips look lighter almost instantly.
- 1 tsp honey ( raw or regular)
- 3 tsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp lemon juice
Mix the honey and sugar and warm the mixture a little bit. However, this refers to raw honey because it is solid. If you use regular honey there is no need to warm it.
Stir the ingredients until you get a homogenous, smooth mixture. Add more honey if necessary.
Cut the lemon and squeeze it, which is about a half teaspoon. Add the lemon juice when the mixture gets thick.
How to Use It?
Apply the mixture on your lips and scrub in a circular motion for a minute. Rinse with warm water.
When done with exfoliating, apply some almond oil on the lips. Almonds oil is very effective when it comes to natural whitening of your lips, as almonds contain lightening agents.
Do the procedure for a few weeks before bedtime and the positive results will be visible very soon. Besides its lightening effect, this bedtime scrub is recommended for eliminating the dead skin on the lips, especially during the cold days.
These three ingredients work in synergy and function amazingly. Honey softens the lips, the brown sugar exfoliates them, and the lemon juice lightens them.
Additional Tips on How to Lighten Dark Lips Naturally
- Homemade Natural Scrub for lips: Mix milk with turmeric powder and scrub off the lips with a brush.
- Lemon Juice: Squeeze a lemon and massage the juice onto the lips.
- Honey: Apply honey on the lips every night and let it work overnight.
- Beetroot: It contains properties and cleanse and lighten dark lips.
- Olive Oil: Scrub olive oil on the lips before bedtime.