We never say it, but we are almost always taking our lip care for granted. As much as our hair and skin need pampering, love and attention, our lips need to be treated with natural scrubs and other remedies that help keep them soft, pink and luscious.

Our lips are more sensitive than we can imagine. Factors such as overexposure of the sun, dehydration, using expired lip products and not removing our lipstick before sleeping are the main causes of dull and discoloured lips. And dry, chapped and pigmented lips can come in the way of our top-notch beauty game. In order to restore their natural softness and smoothness, our lips need some extra TLC.

If you’re wondering how to achieve soft pink lips naturally, here are a few DIY remedies at your rescue...

The toothbrush trick
 

The toothbrush trick

All you need is a good lip balm and a toothbrush. Apply a thick layer of lip balm all over your lips before hitting the bed. Next morning, use a damp toothbrush to gently massage and exfoliate your lips to remove dead, flaky skin. Doing so regularly will help restore and replenish moisture and heal cracks too.

Rose-y glow
 

Rose-y glow

To help your lips look pink naturally, rose petals is the answer! This remedy is for all those who have dark, patchy lips and discolouration. To start with, soak a few rose petals in milk overnight. Next morning, strain the petals and mash them. Add a few drops of milk to the mashed petals to form a paste. Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Infused with natural oils and sugar, rose petals help lock moisture into dry skin cells, thereby leaving you with soft and nourished lips.

Hello aloe
 

Hello aloe

Mix aloe vera gel with olive oil or coconut oil to give your lips an extra boost of hydration. Use it like you would use any other lip balm. You can also store it in your refrigerator. Being the most versatile plant, aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that help keep your lips soft and healthy.

Commit to coriander
 

Commit to coriander

Did you know? Coriander leaves can help you achieve naturally pink and luscious lips. All you need to do is crush a few coriander leaves together and apply the paste directly onto your lips. Let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. Coriander helps in reducing pigmentation, precisely why, regular use of this mask will lighten your lips and make them pinker.

Lemon + glycerin
 

Lemon + glycerin

This mixture is the perfect solution for dry, flaky and pigmented lips. While on one hand, glycerin is extremely hydrating, lemon on the other is a natural lightening agent. When these two ingredients come together, you get plump and supple lips. All you need to do is mix lemon juice with glycerin and apply the paste on clean lips. Use the mixture regularly for effective results.

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