Dark Lips: How to Regain Natural Lip Color?
Are your lips looking dark? There might be several reasons behind it including lip products used, sun exposure, smoking and other lifestyle factors. If it has turned dark, there is no need to be too worried or anxious. Several cheap and simple remedies can work together to help your lips regain the lip color you always desired. Here's how to get started:
Get your sun block lip balm: Exposing the lips to sun can cause pigmentation, just like the skin on your face. A good lip balm with SPF 15 or more can offer the best protection.
Avoid using lipstick in excess: Drenching lips with cool chic shades might be the fashion statement, but stay away from poor quality lipsticks and avoid using lipstick excessively. Using lipsticks for long duration can make things worse.
Orange juice and yogurt home remedy: A mixture of orange juice and yogurt can do wonders. Mix equal quantity of plain yogurt and orange juice and dab it on to your lips. Gently apply on to lips with finger tips every alternate day. Lemon juice also works but orange juice works best as it helps avoid the tingling sensation of lemon. The citric acid in lemon or orange strips away the old pigmented layer from the top, allowing new red color to appear. This remedy might take about 8 weeks to see visible results. Voila! Wonderful lip color on the outside and it might even envy others.
Almond oil: After using orange juice and yogurt, the skin over the lips might turn dry. Almond oil works to moisturize the lip. At the same time, it lightens the pigmentation.
Exfoliate the lips: Occasional exfoliation can benefit the lips and it helps to keep dark lips at bay.
Honey and sugar: Scrub the mixture of honey and sugar on to your lips. Sugar due to it glycolic acid content seeps into the skin and strips the upper pigmented layers. Sugar is also a touted exfoliating agent due to its highly acidic and easily soluble nature.
Avoid smoking: Smoking can aggravate dark lips and it makes sense to stay away from smoking to avoid pigmented dark lips. It also improves overall health.
Increase Vitamin C intake: Boost the Vitamin C intake to avoid dark lips. Vitamin C can repress melanin production, the skin pigment that causes pigmentation. It also minimizes hyperpigmention caused by exposure to sun. Apart from avoiding pigmentation, Vitamin C can increase collagen production and it can revive heavily wrinkled lips.
Regain the lost natural color of lips and feel confident about yourself!