Our lips get affected due to harsh weather conditions, environmental pollution and dehydration, making them dry, chapped and pigmented. The skin of our lips is very thin and sensitive. Some health, dietary and lifestyle factors also make our lips dark. Smokers usually have dark lips. The chemicals in your cosmetics also make your lips dark. Vitamin deficiency is also a reason to make lips discolored. However, if by genetic reasons you have dark lips, then making them pink is not possible.
A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C is good for getting rid of dark lips. If you drink chlorinated water there is chances that your lips may turn darker. If you aspire to get pink lips naturally, you need to take care of them daily. With Ayurvedic remedies you can make them beautiful, soft and pink.
Sugar and honey
One of the major reasons for lips turning dark is due to accumulation of dead cells. Scrubs prove effective in removing dead skin and making them smooth and soft again. Mix a tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon honey, and gently massage it on your lips for one minute. After a few minutes, wash it off. Sugar not only exfoliates the lips but is also rich in antioxidants that protect the lips from the sun. Sugar also contains glycolic acid that protects the lips from environmental toxins. Honey contains enzymes that lighten the colour of the lips.
Apply lemon juice on your lips daily. You can also take a thin slice of lemon and sprinkle a little sugar on it and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells and make the lips soft. Lemon has natural bleaching and exfoliating properties. The acid in lemon also helps to remove darkness of the lips.
Rose petals and milk
Soak some rose petals in a little milk, keep it overnight. Strain the petals and mash in a paste. Rub this on your lips and leave for 15 minutes. This is an amazing remedy for discoloration of lips. Rose petals and milk are both natural moisturizers.
Rose water soothes and moisturizes the lips. Mix a drop of rose water with a little honey and apply on your lips. You can also mix a little rose petal paste and a little butter, honey, or milk cream and apply the paste on your lips for good results.
Make a scrub by mixing a little sugar and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture. You can also use olive oil alone to protect the lips from becoming chapped.
Milk and turmeric
Make a paste of turmeric and milk. Apply this on your lips and leave it for 5 minutes. After washing the lips apply a hydrating lip balm. Turmeric and milk help in treating pigmentation. When you scrub off the paste, it will get rid of dead cells.
Beetroot has red pigments that help in making your lips pink. Take a slice of beetroot and rub on your lips or you can extract beetroot juice and mix it with honey to apply it on your lips. Beetroot also acts as a natural exfoliator and remove dead cells.
Apply ghee on your navel
Ayurveda suggests to apply a little ghee on your navel before going to bed every night. This is because the first part of the body that is created after conception is our naval. This part of our body plays amazing role and can detect which part of the body needs nourishment. So applying ghee on the belly buttons heals the lips, as they get inner nourishment.
Pomegranate seeds and milk
Take some pomegranate seeds and grind them. Add the pulp with a little milk or cream to make a paste, and apply it on your lips. Pomegranate seeds contain a compound called punicalagin that controls the production of melanin. This helps in getting rid of pigmentation and preventing the lips from turning dark due to sun exposure.
Mint leaves and lemon