Pigmented lips are a common problem. Due to climate conditions and lifestyle habits, our lips become darker and dry. Also, overexposure to the sun can lead to dark lips. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips. You can get rid of dark lips by using cosmetic products available in the market and some cosmetic treatments but they contain chemicals which can lead to allergies. If you don’t want to take the risk then try some cheap and effective home-remedies listed below that will help lighten your lips and also get soft healthy looking lips.
HONEY AND LEMON JUICE
Take a teaspoon of raw honey and add in few drops of lemon juice. Apply a thick layer of this mixture on the lips. Cut out a small rectangular wrap from a plastic sheet and cover your lips with it. The plastic will help to seal the pack and increase the effectiveness. Leave on for 20 minutes and just wipe off the excess or dab it to prevent flowing it around. Sleep with it.
In a bowl, add a pinch of sugar to warm coconut oil. Give it a good mix and use it to exfoliate our lips. Wipe the sugar off and let the coconut oil sit on your lips overnight. Wipe off in the morning. Cinnamon can sting if you have sensitive skin.
Take some coconut milk and add a pinch turmeric powder to it. Apply this on your lips with a cotton ball. Leave it overnight and rinse off in the morning. Repeat every night for best results. More: Turmeric for pigmented lips >>
Caution – patch test before use.