How To Lighten Dark Lips At Home

People develop darker lips due to certain medical conditions and lifestyle which includes dehydration, smoking, anaemia, lip hyperpigmentation, vitamin deficiency, caffeine intake and allergic reaction. These are some of the ways to lighten your lips naturally and they are as follows;

1. Strawberry

Mix together five crushed strawberries and 2 teaspoons of baking soda . Gently apply this paste to your lips at bedtime, then rinse off with cool water the next morning.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural lightener. Mix 1 tablespoon milk and 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder rub the paste on your lips and leave it for 10 – 15 minutes before gently rinsing it off.

3. Olive oil

Before bed, massage a few drops of olive oil onto your lips.

4. Pomegranate

Pomegranate helps lighten skin. You can make this paste by mixing 1 tablespoon of pomegranate extract and 1 tablespoon of rosewater.

5. Honey and Sugar

Honey serves as a moisturizer while sugar helps to remove dead skin cells from your lips. Mix 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Apply three times a week; massage this blend onto your lips for three to four minutes. Then, rinse.

6. Coconut oil

Using your fingertip, take a small amount of coconut oil and gently apply it evenly over your lips. You can do this multiple times during the day and also before going to sleep at night.

7. Aloe Vera

Once each day, apply a thin layer of fresh aloe vera gel onto your lips. Once it’s dried, rinse it off with warm water. Repeat daily.

8. Lemon juice

Before bedtime, dip your cotton pad in lemon juice and apply on your lips. The next morning, rinse your lips with lukewarm water.

9. Beets

Using a food processor or blender, grind beetroot into a fine paste.  Apply the beet paste to your lips. Leave in place for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse off and apply your moisturizer.10. Cucumber juice

In a blender, juice half a cucumber. Cool the juice in the refrigerator. Once the juice is cool, dip a cotton ball into it and use the cotton ball to gently apply the juice onto your lips. Leave the cucumber juice on your lips for about 30 minutes, and then rinse off with cool water.

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