It’s not every day that you feel like flaunting a bright lip. There are times when you want to go au natural and just swipe on a light gloss or lip balm. Unfortunately, dark lips show prominently through a light lip gloss or a tinted lip balm, and this alone can bring your pout game down drastically. So, you end up wearing lipstick all day, every day, right? Well, not anymore!
If discolouration on the lips is your biggest beauty woe, then here are not one, but three DIY home remedies to the rescue. All you need to do is run to your kitchen, gather some natural ingredients and prepare your own lip mask or scrub.
Overnight beetroot treatment
Beetroot is one of the most inexpensive home remedies to lighten dark lips. All you need to do is mix together one teaspoon fresh beetroot juice and one tablespoon fresh cream. Apply it on your lips before hitting the sheets. Leave it on overnight and rinse off the next morning. The colour pigment betalain in beetroot acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that not only treats discolouration, but also protects the lips from sun damage. The amazing staining power of beet juice leaves a natural reddish-pink colour on the lips.
Honey sugar lip scrub
Mix one teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon each of lemon juice and sugar. Apply the mixture onto your lips and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Massage your lips for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water. This DIY lip scrub helps slough off dead skin cells that make your lips look dark. Exfoliate your lips on a daily basis to keep pigmentation at bay.
Turmeric lip mask
Up until now, we used turmeric to make our skin glow. Well, it turns out that this miracle ingredient from your kitchen can also do wonders for your lips. All you need to do is mix a pinch of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of milk. Apply the mixture on your lips and massage it in. Leave it on for about five minutes before washing off. Follow it up with a lip balm and you’ll be left with soft, smooth lips.