It has become a norm that the ideal and beautiful lips are the ones that are rosy and red. This beauty standard has been common in historical books and have been used all over the world. There is something about rosy lips that make them seem so irresistible. May it be on men or women, naturally rosy lips look alluring.
Though not all of us are given the gift of having naturally rosy lips, some have uneven dark lips or completely dark lips. Most of us are born with rosy lips, but with continual use of vices and bad habits will cause it to darken. Dark lips can be caused by damage from UV rays, allergic reaction to food or allergens, using a cosmetic product of low quality, chewing of tobacco, excessive smoking, too much caffeine consumption, humid environment, excessive use of fluoride, stress, not removing lipstick when you sleep, poor blood circulation, symptoms of certain illness, hormonal imbalance, improper lifestyle, chemotherapy, unbalanced diet and more can cause your lips to darken over time.
You don’t have to worry about your dark lips forever. There is no need to buy expensive lipsticks to cover up dark lips. Below are some natural remedies that can help give you that rosy lips you’ve been wishing for.
Lemon and Sugar:
Lemon is one of the most natural whitening products out there. Lemon contains a natural bleaching property that can help lighten skin, hair and teeth. It is also high in antioxidant, this antioxidant is widely used in beauty products. Fresh lemon juice contains powerful acids that can peel off the first layer of skin on the lips. This will help lighten, smoothen and soften the lips. Adding in sugar will help exfoliate the lips and give a deeper cleanse. This will help remove the dead skin cells on the lips. Mixing these two ingredients will help surely lighten dark lips naturally. Start by removing any lipstick on your lips. Take a fresh lemon and cut them into thin slices. Rub sugar on the freshly cut lemon and use this to rub on the lips. Let this exfoliate the lips for about a few minutes. Do this everyday for a few weeks or until, you get your desired results.
Berries are a common ingredient in lip balms for a reason. Berries like strawberry and raspberry contain vitamins and minerals that will help keep your lips healthy and smooth. This berry also contains ingredients that can help lighten darkness on the lips. Create this simple home remedy by mixing half a tablespoon of raspberry or strawberry with equal part aloe vera and honey. Mix the ingredient together and place in a small container. Apply this cream on your lips and let it sit for about ten minutes. Take a clean towel and gently use it to massage your lips. Continue doing this for a minute. Rinse it with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy at least three to four times a week.
Honey has a natural moisturizing agent that can help soften and lighten the lips. This agent can help restore your lips original state. You can simply apply honey on your lips before you sleep or mix honey with yogurt and flour. This will create a paste, apply this paste on your lips and leave it on for about 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse off the paste with lukewarm water. Do this once a day, until you get desired results.
Beetroot is an amazing home remedy for dark lips. Not only those it contains natural bleaching properties, it also contains lip staining properties. You can apply the fresh beet-root juice on your lips before sleeping. Rinse your lips in the morning with lukewarm water. You can also mix equal parts Beetroot juice and carrot juice. Use this mixture on the lips and massage it in with a toothbrush. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water. Perform this once a day until you get your desired result.
Cucumber contains natural bleaching ingredients that can help lighten and smoothen lips. This is a very simple home remedy that you can perform twice a day for five minutes. Take a fresh cucumber and slice it into small pieces. Use these slices to rub on your lips. You can also use fresh cucumber juice for this recipe. Allow the lips to absorb the juice for five minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Having naturally rosy lips shouldn’t be expensive. Natural remedies have longer lasting results than most cosmetic procedures in the market. Lip tattoos last for a maximum of 3 months. If you’re really looking for something that would last try out these natural remedies.