Dark lips are mostly caused by dehydration, over exposure to the sun and other lifestyle habits, these home remedies work to tackle this.
A lot of people have dark lips and would rather they were lighter, especially ladies as dark lips alter lip colours and totally makes the face dull.
Dark lips apart from being that way from birth for some ma be due to lifestyle habits as smoking, dehydration, sun exposure, improper care and more.
To take on dark lips, attention has to be paid to caring for them, so many treatments and remedies work for them but these ones are tried and tested, take a look:
1. Honey and Lemon Juice
Mix equal amounts of honey and lemon juice.
Apply the mix all over both lips and leave for about one hour.
Wipe this off with a wet towel and moisturize with a moisturizing lip balm.
The citrus extracts added to honey brings (pink) colour to the lips.
This mix can be refrigerated and stored for up to a week.
2. Red Beetroot
Beetroot work well to lighten dark lips. Massage both lips with a slice of beetroot as often as you can, using this as much as possible.
Make rubbing beetroot an everyday habit, this helps lips naturally and colours them up too. Using beetroot reveals lighter lips after few days of use.
3. Cucumber Juice
Chop/ blend cucumber, strain to get the juice and apply the juice all over lips daily. The difference will be obvious after a few weeks of daily use.