DIY – Dark Lips (Pigmentation) Treatment

by Preetha on August 6, 2012

Article By Priya

Everybody loves lips that are pink and beautiful. No one would like to have dark & pigmented lips & yet it is one of the most common problems faced by women. Today, I will share with you treatments and steps you can do at home to get rid of Dark Lips.


To begin with, I first want to share with you the reasons for Dark Lips:

  • Most common reason is consumption of excessive tea & coffee which leads to dark lips. The nicotine stains causes lips to grow darker each day.
  • Sucking or licking your lips also causes lip pigmentation.
  • A dry & chapped lip is also one of reasons.
  • Smoking.
  • Hormonal changes are one of the primary reasons of lip discoloration.
  • Exposure to Sun’s UV rays.
  • Using poor quality lipsticks or using lipsticks way past their expiration date.
  • Unhealthy food habits.
  • Dehydration.
  • Vitamin Deficiency such as Complex – B & iron causes scaling of lips & deficiency of Vitamin A, C etc causes darkening of lips.
  • Not ensuring complete removal of lipstick from the lips at the end of the day
Here is a Home remedy which helps you get rid of Dark Lips. The things needed are:
  1. Juice of one lemon (Lemon is acidic in nature and it helps in lightening the dark patches)
  2. 1 tsp of honey (Honey moisturizes and heals the dry lips. It helps in restoring lost moisture. It also has antibacterial power which prevents infection from developing in cracked lips)
  3. Clean container
METHOD
Mix Honey & Lemon Juice well and store it in a container. Store this container in the fridge which will make it last easily for 15 days.


USAGE:
Dip a clean finger in the Honey & Lemon solution and apply it all over the lips evenly. Let it rest on your lips for atleast 15 minutes and the rinse with clean water. Apply a lip balm.
RECOMMENDED
For effective results, do this treatment every night for atleast a month. I recommended doing it before bedtime as it gives time to lips to heal.
Note: Since lemon is acidic, it can cause a slight burning sensation & can dry lips. Hence we are using honey for moisurization. If you have severely dry and cracked lips then avoid using lemon juice.
Other Tips which will help you in Dark Lips Treatment:
  • Apply Vaseline/Lip Balm to your lips regularly.
  • Always remove lipstick every night before going to bed.
  • Scrub your lips using Vaseline & Baby Soft toothbrush atleast twice a week to get rid of dead skin from your lips.
  • Almond oil is also effective on dark lips.
  • Applying Ghee also keep lips moisturized.
  • Never use expired lipsticks and use lipsticks from reputed brands.
  • Eat healthy – plenty of vegetables, water & fruits
  • Use Lipsticks with UV protectors if you step out in sun a lot.
I have been doing this treatment for about a month and the results are noticeable. The lips will not become beautiful overnight; it requires following routine regularly for desired results. This treatment doesn’t even take a lot of time. Just mix the ingredients together and store in refrigerator and you are good for next 15 days. Applying it on lips take hardly takes few seconds and then rinse. Simple!

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Lip Lite January 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

The tips are really very good. I just want to add one more to this is Lip Lite. There are numerous causes of the darkening of lips such as smoking or excessively drinking tea and coffee or even biting and licking lips continuously. Scientifically, Dark Lips are a result of abundant amount of a pigment called melanin located on lips. Lip Lite works like a panacea or remedy for dark lips. It is particularly designed for de-pigmentation of lips

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myeverydaystruggles September 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

This is a very helpful DIY to lighten dark lips. Kaye

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