dark lips?


dark lips?

Step 1: Prep

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, thereby allowing moisture and lip lightening treatments to penetrate quickly and deeply. Scrub your lips 2-3 times a week and follow up with a dab of olive oil or lip balm if you are not applying a lip mask immediately afterwards.

  • Slather lips with Vaseline, then gently scrub them with a soft-bristle toothbrush using gentle, circular movements. Rinse with warm water.
  • Mix together 1 teaspoon each of honey and baking soda. Apply the mixture on your lips; leave it on for a few minutes then gently rub to remove dead skin.
  • Mix a small amount of coarse sugar with a few drops of water. Apply the mixture onto lips and rub it in circular motions. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Step 2: Treat

The skin of our lip has only 3-5 cellular layers, making it extremely delicate. Plus, lips don’t have any oil producing glands and therefore tend to dry out faster. So, they need constant nurturing.

  • Lemon juice lightens skin and busts dead cells. Use its natural potency to lighten dark lips by making a “lip mask”: mix equal parts of honey, yogurt and lemon juice into a thick paste. Apply the paste to your lips and leave on for at least an hour. Then scrub it off using warm water and circular movements of your fingertips.
  • The lactic acid in milk is one of the most potent (yet gentle) skin lightening ingredients. Apply a few drops on a cotton pad and place on your lips; leave overnight and wash off in the morning.
  • Crush 4-5 clean rose petals and mix them with enough honey to make a paste. Apply this paste on your lips twice a day; there is no need to rinse it off. The combination of skin softening honey and color restoring rose petals makes for a superb treatment to lighten dark lips.

lighten-dark-lipsStep 3: Shield

The skin of our lips has no natural protection, which means that we need to take extra care to keep them plump, rosy and healthy.

  • Ditto for excessive coffee, tea and alcohol, which cause dehydration. Keep your lips hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water.
  • Foods rich in Vitamin E help keep lips soft and supple. So always make fruits and vegetables your first choice.

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