Get Rid of Dark Lips Naturally

Dark lips are often the cause of not caring for ourselves as a whole and our lips specifically. They can be caused by dehydration, poor diet and even smoking! The treatment for dark lips is a combination of prevention and treatment. Many of the remedies for dark lips are done over a period of a few weeks as you improve you diet, heal the damage done, and then slowly revitalize and rejuvenate the skin of your lips. Soft scrubs, soothing masks, and other gentle remedies for dark lips can be made right in your own home. You can even pull together your own natural lip balms to help soothe and recolor your lips naturally.

What are the causes of Dark Lips?

  • Lipsticks and glosses
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dehydration
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Hot Drinks
  • Allergies
  • High Iron levels
  • Low Vitamin B levels
  • Hormone changes
  • Medications

How can I prevent Dark Lips?

  • Don’t smoke. Tobacco stains and can darken your lips.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Try not to lick your lips. It dries them out. Use lip balm instead.
  • Make sure you put sunscreen on your lips too.
  • Be gentle with your lips. When you scrub be gentle.
  • Avoid lip glosses and lip sticks that stain deeply.
  • Clean all makeup off your face before going to bed.
  • Moisturize your lips with your face.
  • Don’t bite your lips.

How do I treat Dark Lips?

  • Make a simple sugar scrub by sprinkling some sugar on a slice of lemon. Lightly rub it against your lips to help exfoliate your lips and gently bleach them right before bed.
  • Make a lip mask of lemon juice, glycerin and honey. Spread over your lips before bed and leave until morning.
  • Mix honey and rosewater and spread on your lips to help give a natural pink tint.
  • Make a rejuvenating lip balm of rose petal paste and honey. Apply to the lips and gently scrub.
  • Twice a day mask your lips with rose petal paste, honey and saffron. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse away.
  • An olive oil and sugar scrub will moisturize and heal your lips, restoring natural color within a month or two if done once a week.
  • Beetroot will bleach out normal lip color and re-stain with a natural rosy, red. Apply beet juice to your lips before bed.
  • Mix beet and carrot juice and massage into your lips once a day for a couple weeks.
  • Crush pomegranate seeds with cream and rose water. Use as a gentle lip scrub once a day.
  • Rub a cool slice of cucumber against your lips for five minutes a day.
  • Berries high in vitamin C, like strawberries, can help to restore normal lip color. Make a scrub with berry juice, aloe vera and honey. Apply to the lips and leave for 10 minutes, then rise away.
  • Almond helps to lighten lips. Make a paste with powdered almond, milk and a tablespoon of honey.
  • Make a fuller’s earth paste of fuller’s earth, honey and rose water. Apply to the lips for 10 minutes then wash away.
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