From sitting languidly in the sun for too long to using chemically laced cosmetics, your lips can get pigmented at the drop of a hat. Here are some easy and useful home remedies that can help you lighten the pigmentation.
1. Pucker up, honey!
Honey has been touted for a host of health benefits but not many people know that it also helps lighten lips. In order to use this remedy, you need a jar full of honey and an iron will (you’ll see why in a moment). Apply a coat of honey to your lips and let it dry. Leave it on overnight and try your best not to start nibbling at yourself. You can do this daily, until you are satisfied with the colour of your lips.
2. Make a Very Berry Balm!
Strawberries and Raspberries contain vitamins and minerals that help your lips glow naturally. You can use the raspberries to make a delicious lip mask, while saving the strawberries for a lovely pink balm that you can flaunt on Instagram as your DIY craft.
- Mix aloe vera, honey, and raspberry to create a paste and rub it on your lips.
- Leave it for ten minutes, and rinse it off. This should help lighten your lips.
- Although it’s not strictly compulsory, you can follow this up with your homemade strawberry balm. All you need to do is mix a spoonful of strawberries with two spoons of petroleum jelly. Apply this on your lips for a bit of gloss. It’s certainly a safer bet than chemically laced lipsticks!
3. Moisturize with Olive Oil!
Contrary to what you might have seen on practically every cooking show on the planet, olive oil isn’t just a great ingredient for cooking. It’s also a great ingredient reducing pigmentation! Applying and leaving it on your lips overnight does not only moisturize them, but also lightens their hue significantly. You can also use substitutes for olive oil, such as clove oil, mustard oil, tea tree oil, or almond oil.
4. Freshen it up with lemons!
Back in the old days, women would add streaks of lemon juice to their hair to lighten the colour. This is because lemon has lightening properties and can also remove dark spots and pigmentation. So, it’s no wonder why rubbing a bit of lemon juice on your lips can help you reduce their darkness.
5. Use beetroot juice for rosy lips!
As the natural colour of beetroots is quite dark, it may seem a little counterintuitive to use it to lighten dark lips. However, this remedy shows noticeable results almost immediately. All you have to do is rub some beetroot juice on your lips and leave it overnight. You’ll see an improvement the very next day. You can also use carrot juice the same way, in case you can’t find a beetroot.
Remember, while you’re trying to bring back the lovely pink colour of your lips, you should also consider cutting down on coffee, sunshine, and smokes as these can contribute to lip pigmentation. Now that you know how to avoid lip pigmentation, it also becomes essential to get an even tone skin all through out.