There are different reasons why our lips get darker, but that doesn’t mean you should immediately seek expensive procedures to improve its condition. There are natural ways on how to do it and this post will tell you some of the most effective ones.
What causes your lips to go dark?
Before we talk about the remedies, let’s see the reasons why your lips might become darker.
- Exposure to the sun
- Too much sucking of the lips
- Excessive caffeine
- Allergic reactions to a number of products like lipstick and toothpaste
Please note that this is just a partial list.
Natural ways to lighten your dark lips
Make a solution using turmeric and milk. Create a paste out of these two and apply on your lips. After five minutes, rinse it with water and use a moisturizer after drying.
Did you know that you can use the lemon peel to improve the appearance of your lips. What you need is to cut the lemon and rub the juice on your lips. When you wake up, rinse it with cold water. You can see the difference after a month so be a little patient.
You should also invest on a good coconut oil for your lips. You just simply apply it on your lips multiple times a day. Don’t forget to apply before you sleep and you would notice amazing changes sooner than you thought. Again, look for a quality coconut oil. There are a lot of fake products in the market so you have to be cautious when buying one for yourself.
If you are more comfortable using olive oil instead of coconut oil, then go ahead. Few drops of this and you are all set.
Your lips will also look better if you use aloe vera. Its gel can really do wonders and you only need a thin layer for your lips. Wait for it to dry before you rinse it.
You are not going to drink the cucumber juice (if that’s what you think). But if you want to have better looking lips, use a blender and to juice half a cucumber. Place it on the refrigerator until it is already cold. Once ready, use cotton balls and apply the juice on your lips. Wait for half an hour before rinsing it.
Best products for dry lips
Since we are talking about lips, here’s a list of products that you can use if you have dry lips:
- Covergirl Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Lip Balm
- Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color
- Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve
What you need for a natural lip balm
As an added bonus, we are giving you some of the things you need if you wish to make your own natural lip balm.
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Soy wax
- Essential oil
- Alkanet root powder
If you have more suggestions on how to make your lips lighter and which products to use, please share it with us.