23 Tips to Lighten Dark Lips Naturally

Among all my family and relatives, I am the only one cursed with dark lips. 🙁 lighter shades of lipstick do not show up on my lips. Some of you girls can feel my pain. My lips are so dark that quite a few people even told me that I should not smoke so much. I must mention, I don’t smoke. See? Now you can feel my pain. I can not help it because it is natural. Guess I was too lazy to even try. Thanks to my dear friend/ secret enemy who commented on my lips. That was a big motivator for me. The rest is history.

However, to my relief, I have succeeded somewhat to overcome my dark lips. My experiments are still in progress but let me share with you some of the tips that I thought of doing. Tips are taken from family friends and some from the internet.

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• Try to exfoliate your lips with a baby toothbrush everyday
• Every night before going to bed, apply mixture of honey, glycerin, and lemon juice to lighten dark lips naturally.
• Mix almond oil and milk cream (malai) and apply to the lips. It will moisturize your lips and prevent darkening
• Apple cider vinegar is highly recommended to lighten dark lips naturally
• Don’t bite or lick your lips as it causes the darkening of lips
• Exfoliate your lips to remove the dead skin, as it gives a dark look to your lips. Use a baby tooth brush or home made sugar scrub
• Keep them moisturized. Keep a lip balm handy.
• Increase intake of water. At least 8-10 glass of water are recommended
• Massage your lips with yoghurt in morning and evening.
• A mixture of some gram flour, a spoon each of honey and yogurt and a few drops of lime juice may also be used regularly on the lips to make them red
• Apply juice of beetroot. It is also known to lighten dark lips naturally as it has natural bleaching properties
• A little daub of Pomegranate juice on lips will definitely lighten dark lips naturally.
• Avoid intake of tea and coffee, or minimize it.
• Apply home made ghee on your lips and see the effect.
• Use lip balm which has SPF in it or use sunscreen, as it will prevent further darkening.
• Paste of honey and crushed rose petals together. Apply it everyday to get pink lips.
• Apply coconut oil at bedtime to get rid of dark lips.
• Increase leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet. Add milk in your diet as it is very potent in whitening properties.
• Please don’t use bad quality lip cosmetics
• More important, do not get obsessed with your lipsticks.
• Keep your lips bare sometime. Let them breath.

Hope you all enjoyed it. Please do comment if I went wrong anywhere. Especially I am still hoping for that magic potion to help me out. So kindly share your tips also..

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27 thoughts on “23 Tips to Lighten Dark Lips Naturally

  1. Wowwww super…can i also give a tip..dab coriander juice on your lips and let it sit for 10 mins..you can see ur lios turning pink in a week…tried and tested

  2. Nice article sugandha…. I was planning to write something on the me topic as well 🙂
    I try some of these tips already… One extra from my side will be… Apply toothpaste on your lips and leave it for 10 mins then wash it with the help of a tooth brush…. This works well too 😉

  3. There are bigger pains than dark lips in this life. i have natural dark lips even though i am light wheat colored [beige]. don’t bother so much about it. If its from birth nothing can be done about that..just keep them soft and scrubbed. There are great lipsticks available now ones where even light colors can be worn..just choose wisely…the points you have listed might keep lips soft but will hardly affect its color.

  4. A great article sugisoni. I always lick and bite my lips so they are getting darker. And I was like why my lips are getting darker 🙁 But your post have really helped me out and m also going to follow your tips. Hope I will get my pink lips 🙁 I wanna ask I always use Vaseline on lips do I need to change my balm??

  5. If i start applying honey mixed with lemon and sugar…how long till i start seeing results? do you know? please help . Thank you ! 🙂

  6. I m having dark corners of the lips while center portion is competitively lighter…..I don’t smoke, I drink plenty of water, m using mixture of honey n glycerin from almost past one month now…..but there are no signs of improvement 🙁 🙁 please suggest something that gives results….may be any medicated tube that I can apply ???

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