Pink lips are the quintessential beauty requirement whether you’re going for that cutesy baby doll look or even the sassy supermodel one. The only problem is – what if your lips are naturally a darker shade and pink lipstick gloss only makes it worse?
Read on and breathe easy, ’coz we’re going to share with you some great ways to lighten your lips that you can easily do from home!
- Lemon Juice
We know that lemon juice is a star ingredient when it comes to skim blemishes, removal of acne scars etc. But guess what, it’s a lightening agent too and can help lighten dark lips almost instantly!
First squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon. Next apply it on your lips before getting to bed. Follow regularly and watch your lips lighten over time.
- Rose Extract
What better way to get rosy lips than from pink roses! Just get yourself a bottle of rose water, and add to it a little bit of honey. Everyday scrub your lips gently with this mixture and watch dark lips lighten to a beautiful cherubic pink!
You could also soak rose petals in a small amount of milk and mix to form a paste. Add a few drops of honey to the paste to enhance the effect. Apply before you go to bed regularly and get those soft kissable lips you’ve always wanted!
- Beetroot slice
Beetroot works like a magic potion on lips making them that gorgeous pink that you see in the movies. The juice that oozes out of the beetroot and onto your lips will remove any tan naturally and colour the lips too.
Slice a beetroot and store in the refrigerator. When you get some free time (mindless TV time), scrub a cool beetroot slice on your lips for a few minutes. Wash off after 15-20 minutes and watch your lips lighten to a beautiful shade of pink.
Our favourite healthy breakfast fruit, pomegranate is another ideal solution for treating dark lips. It can nourish and moisturize lips as well as help restore give a natural looking pink color.
Mix one tablespoon of crushed pomegranate seeds with a little milk cream and rose water. Apply this paste on your lips and gently scrub for a few minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Try to do this daily for the best results!
- Natural Sugar
Sugar granules actually have super exfoliation properties and can remove dead cells that are naturally dark. Simple solution to a frustrating problem.
Take two spoons of granulated sugar and add little water to make a thick paste. You could also add honey and lemon juice to form an effective scrub that can help you get smooth, soft skin. Remember to follow this up with a heavy coat of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to give your lips a boost of moisture post that natural scrub.
Tempting as it is to pop those berries in your mouth, save some of them to lighten your lips to that strawberry pink. Berries contain antioxidant property along with minerals and vitamins that are perfect skin lightening.
You can use raspberry or strawberry juice mixed with petroleum jelly as a wonderful natural solution to lighten dark your lips.
Remember, while all of these are remedies there are a few things you could do to prevent you lips from darkening. The one we rely on the most? Stepping out with our trust Lakmé Lip Love that’s got a glossy finish and the power of SPF that protects your lips!
Choose from these amazing ways to lighten your lips without having to leave your home… And enjoy all those wonderful shades of lipstick you thought you could never try!