Darker lips mainly come about due to excess melanin. But some are caused by medical reasons like anemia and chemotherapy due to cancer. And lifestyle factors such as smoking, caffeine, what we apply on lips like lipstick, and not hydrating well. The darkening of lips is known as lip hyperpigmentation.
Having dark lips can make someone have low self-esteem and confidence as people always judge. Hence reasons for people looking for ways to lighten their lips.
Here are the top 10 natural ways to have lightened lips at home.
Lemon and sugar
This mixture works best before bedtime. Cut a lemon wedge and dip it in sugar. Rub your lips with the sugared lemon. The next morning, rinse your lips with lukewarm water.
Blend your beetroot or grind it to get an even desired paste.
You can apply the beet paste to your lips twice a week. Please leave it rest on your lips for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse off.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly once your lips are clean and dry.
Lime is another citrus fruit that may have anti-melanin production properties. Take a teaspoon of fresh lime juice mixed with honey and glycerin.
Gently apply the mixture to your lips before bedtime and wash off your lips the next morning.
To get effective results, you should blend the cucumber. Let the juice cool in the refrigerator. Once the juice is cool, you can apply it to your lips and let it cool off for 30 minutes. Apply it for as long as you want until you get the desired results.
Take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it gently over your lips. You can use the oil multiple times during the day and before you go to sleep at night.
You can apply a few drops of olive oil to your lips before going to bed. Apply constantly to get desired results.
Turmeric may act as a melanin inhibitor. You have to mix Tumeric with milk to make a paste. Apply the paste to your lips and leave it to settle for 5 minutes; wash it off with cool water. Dry your lips and apply a moisturizer. Turmeric lightens the color and removes dead skin.
Aloe vera contains a compound that inhibits melanin production. You can cut a fresh thin layer of aloe vera and apply it to your lips once a day. When it’s dry, you can wash it off with warm water.
Lemon contains citrus, which may act as a melanin inhibitor. You can opt to use a lemon by cutting the lemon and rubbing the juicy part over your lips before every night going to sleep. Rinse your lips with cool water once you wake up in the morning. To get the best results, repeat at least 30 days.
Sugar and butter
Blend sugar with butter. Massage this blend onto your lips for three to four minutes three times a week. If you like, you can substitute olive oil for butter.
The need to have light and dark lips is always a decision one has made. The natural home remedies like lemon sugar and beetroots are the best for lip lightening. If the remedies are not working, you can talk to a physician or go for cosmetic surgery.