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It’s pretty insane to realize that many people would love to get that lighten or pink lip color. I believe its simply because we are inundated with these flawlessly made up celebrities and famous people on regular basis and they all virtually appear to have stunning, rosy lips. And who doesn’t want to have a soft, pinkish lips anyway?
Causes of Dark Lips
Dark lips might be a result of excessive dead skin cells on top of your skin. You may use a soft-bristle toothbrush to gently scrub the dead skin cells, but make sure you perform it very lightly as applying a lot of pressure can damage the sensitive tissues. Wash off with tepid water and put a dab of non-medicated balms containing conditioners like cocoa butter, aloe Vera, vitamins A and E after exfoliation to protect your lips.
Another reason for dark lips is the excessive exposure to sun and dehydration. Our lips are exceptionally delicate not to mention that they doesn’t have oil-producing glands thus more likely to dehydrated quickly, hence they require constant TLC. Keep yourself hydrated by consuming 8 glasses of water intake daily to maintain a healthy balance.
Never step out of the house without applying a lip balm with SPF 15+ to shield your lips away from sun rays hence reducing the lips pigmentation. In every opportunity you’ll have, make sure to moisturize your lips using lip balm, petroleum jelly or Shea butter to avoid chapped, dried lips.
To be honest, among my siblings, I was the one who has pigmented lips therefore, lighter shades of lipstick don’t look good on my lips. I never tried smoking in my life as I despise inhaling even the second-hand smoke. So I keep my eyes peeled for some magic formula to lighten my lips and I found this remedy very easy yet effective.
But one thing for sure, you need a tad of patience as the effect is not on-the-spot but after few weeks of religiously following the regimen, it really lighten my lips to a shade or two though not a stunning pink color. In order to achieve that real rosy pink lips, I believe it needs more time and perseverance, but it’s good enough for me considering it did pay off the efforts and I’m definitely satisfied with the result.
2 tsp Brown sugar
1 tsp of raw Honey
1 tbsp of Lemon
Sweet Almond Oil – for later use
Simply mix the raw honey and brown sugar, stir and mix them to make a paste. You can add more honey if you are not satisfied with the consistency besides, you can store them in the fridge for future use. After you’ve got that nice consistency, go ahead and add a teaspoon of lemon and blend them altogether. Rub the mixture on your lips using gentle circular motion for about a minute and wipe it off with clean towel. After exfoliating, grab your sweet almond oil and apply it on your lips leaving it overnight. Make this as your nightly routine (or every other night) to achieve best results.
The above ingredients works effectively as the sugar serves as a great exfoliant, while honey is often use as emollient and humectant thus promotes exfoliation, moisturizes and helps lightening agents to penetrate deeper while the citric acid found in lemon is the most potent and effective skin bleach to lighten your lips. Almond oil is a penetrating moisturizer and known to have a powerful natural skin lightening ingredients therefore it works well in lightening your lips.
Please leave your comments and let me know how this homemade solution improved the color of your lips.
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Thanks to Farah on the tutorial.