Try Out These Home Remedies to Lighten Dark Lips

by Akruti

As the weather changes, our lips go through a terrible time. Other than flakiness and dryness, lip pigmentation might take your troubles to another level. You can’t permanently hide your dark lips under a layer for your favourite lipstick to level up your beauty game. There is no doubt—naturally plump lips are the most appealing part of a woman’s ensemble and a man’s good looks. This is why there’s a myriad of searches on “how to lighten lips”, and nothing is better than home remedies. 

Try out these effective remedies that’ll not only fade away lip pigmentation but also hug your lips with loads of moisture.  

But before, What causes dark lips?

The skin on the lips is fragile and more vulnerable to harsh weather that leads to lip discolouration. It deals with harmful UV rays that darken your pout, making it drier than usual. If left untreated, these small dark spots can quickly magnify into a long-term nuisance.

Enough said, let’s see the remedies to treat dark lips naturally:

Try the natural honey lemon lip lightening scrub


Homemade scrubs are the best way to clear out all the flakiness off your delicate skin. But when it comes to dark pigmented lips, you need exfoliating and bleaching agents that bid adieu to dark lips and shield them from dryness. Lemon and honey are known for their healing properties that remove tan and heal the chapped and dry lips. Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with half a teaspoon of honey and make a fine paste. Apply it onto your lips and gently massage. Rinse off with lukewarm water. 

You can also use a coffee sugar scrub. Take an equal amount of powdered sugar and coffee and mix them well (store if for future use). Add one drop of almond oil in the mix and gently scrub away those dead skin cells. Don’t feel like making your own DIY lip scrub? Try out SUGAR Coffee Culture Lip Scrub that is packed with tiny granules of coffee, which gently wipe out all the flaky cells and reveal smooth plump lips, plus its cruelty and paraben free.

Nourish your pout with almond oil


Longing for soft, rosy, hydrated lips? Sweet almond oil has got you covered. The soothing properties of this nutrient powerhouse prevent the loss of moisture from the lips and lighten the dark pigment. Rich in vitamin E, almond oil contributes to healing cracked, sore lips while the antioxidants protect them from UV damage. Not just that, it also refreshes your pout by supporting the removal of dead skin cells. Soak a cotton ball in the oil or mix equal parts of aloe vera gel with almond oil and apply it to your lips and leave it an hour before washing off. 

When it comes to hydration, never compromise with it. Always keep an hydrating lip balm and lather at times your lips feel dry. Use SUGAR Tipsy Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm that comes with the goodness of Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter plus also protects your pout from UV rays.

Lighten your lips with turmeric


Turmeric is a renowned ayurvedic ingredient that treats pigmentation. Other than treating facial dark spots and blemishes, it also pampers the needs of your lips. The excess melanin tends to make your lips darken, and turmeric helps in boosting your lip’s natural colour. Mix turmeric with a few drops of milk and make a paste. Apply it onto your lips to gain a soft, plump effect. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water. Use it regularly.

Try a soothing pomegranate and milk lip mask


Your tasty breakfast fruit is here for the rescue. Packed with nourishing properties,  pomegranate keeps the lips soft and treats dark lips to reveal the natural-looking pink colour. When teamed up with vitamin-rich milk, this lip mask works as a beautiful remedy for discolouration and repairing dark and patchy lips. Crush a few pomegranate seeds and mix them with milk cream and directly apply it to your lips. Wash it off with warm water after letting it stay for 15 minutes and use it daily for best results. Quench the quintessential need of pink lips with this lip mask.

Get naturally pink lips with beetroot Juice


Want an instant solution to achieve those gorgeous looking pink lips? Beetroot works like a magic wand on your lips, making them smooth and pink without any stroke of lipstick. The naturally occurring red pigments in beetroot and its skin brightening properties remove tan and enhance the colour of your lips. Take one tablespoon of beetroot juice and apply it to your lips. Or simply scrub your lips with a chilled beetroot slice and leave it for a few minutes. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. You can drink it for additional skin and health benefits!

DIY your own rose lip balm


Although you might find tons of lip balms in the market, nothing is better than a natural and organic one, plus you can have fun creating one! Rose petals are rich in antioxidants and minerals that tackle dryness and give that luscious craving pout. Follow these steps to make your own homemade lip balm. Mix equal amounts of one teaspoon of melted beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and add dried rose petals in the warm mix.  This will help release the natural oil and scent of petals. Strain the rose petals (if you wish) and add ½ teaspoon of almond, and stir. Carefully pour the warm formula into a small container and let it cool for a couple of hours until it solidifies. Your rose lip balm is ready for use!

No matter how much we love our long-lasting, waterproof lipstick, never forget to remove it before hitting the bed as it can cause extensive damage to your lips. Make sure to use a micellar water to wipe out all the makeup residue from your face or use SUGAR Lip Service Tint Remover that easily cleanses your lips of any hue without tugging or pulling.

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