Dark lips are gorgeous and probably a celebrity-favourite too. But only when it’s a bold dark lip colour you’re talking about, not when it’s a beauty problem! In the latter case, dark lips are one of the most frustrating and embarrassing problems. Dark lips are mostly caused by smoking, pollution, medical conditions and sun damage.
But fret not. You can make sure your lips are beautiful and naturally pink by following some lip care tips. To help you out, here are three lip care tips you should follow to prevent lips from darkening and rock that naturally pink pout always.
Wear a lip balm with SPF
There’s no doubt about the fact that sun exposure sans SPF leads to tanned and dry skin. Well, since the skin on your lips is more sensitive than the skin on your face, it gets twice as affected by UV rays than your face. It is one of the main causes of dry, dark lips. Make sure your lip balm is infused with SPF so your lips are protected from free radical damage and don’t lose moisture or their natural colour due to the harsh rays of the sun.
Massage with lip oil every night
Every night before going to bed, take any nourishing oil like coconut oil or almond oil and massage your lips with it for a couple of minutes. This regulates the blood flow and hydrates your lips making them more soft and supple. Coconut oil and almond oil are both natural moisturisers that are believed to help lighten dark lips and make your pout naturally pink and soft. Make this a part of your night-time skincare routine to get healthy and pink lips.
You probably already know how important it is to exfoliate your skin regularly and even take your weekly scrub sessions seriously. But do you exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub once a week as well? No, right? Here’s why you should. Your lips accumulate dirt, pollutants, smog and other environmental aggressors when you are out and about the city. This makes your lips darker and drier by the day. Use a lip scrub or DIY your own using honey and sugar and exfoliate your lips to remove the dead skin cells off and get pink and soft lips.
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