Pollution, improper care, smoking—there are endless reasons why your lips may be getting dark and pigmented. And obviously, pigmented lips look very shabby and unflattering. Wondering how to cure them?

Here are 3 sure-fire home remedies to lighten your lips and make them look lush and pink...

#1 Lemon and honey lip mask
 

#1 Lemon and honey lip mask

Lemon is known for its incredible skin lightening properties. It clears away pigmentation, heals the topmost layer of the skin on your lips and results in visibly lighter lips. While lemon lightens pigmentation, honey hydrates the lips and makes them soft and supple. Apply a lemon and honey paste on your lips for 7-8 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Repeat this once in a week for best results.

#2 Baking soda
 

#2 Baking soda

Baking soda is yet another proven ingredient to cure pigmented lips. It lightens the skin on your lips and prevents them from getting dark again. All you need to do is mix equal proportions of water and baking soda and massage your lips in a circular motion with the paste. Do this once in every 5 days for immediate results.

#3 Almond oil and sugar
 

#3 Almond oil and sugar

Massage your lips with a mixture of sugar and almond oil every night before going to bed to reduce pigmentation. This will hydrate your lips, lighten them and protect them from further damage.