Though I myself, do not have pigmented lips but lot of girls around me have and one of my cousins has been after my life to find some home remedy for her pigmented lips. So this is a requested post.
IMO one of the main reasons for having dark pigmented lips is wearing cheap quality lipsticks. One should always invest in quality cosmetics because cheap ones are high on low grade chemicals and harm our skin/body in one way or the other. Also if you’re a smoke or drink lot of coffee, this also darkens the lips over time.
Here I have listed for you damsels, some home remedies to get back those soft rosy pink lips and reduce pigmentation.
Simple Sugar and almond oil scrub
This is my favourite one out of the lot and the only one I regularly follow. This not only keeps the pigmentation in check but also nourishes the lips and reduces dryness. Take half a teaspoon milled sugar and mix some almond oil in it. Gently massage the mixture onto lips for few minutes and then just wipe off the mixture. You’ll be left with soft rosy lips.
Rose petals and cream
Take some rose petals, crush them and mix with milk cream. Apply the mixture onto lips and let it sit for good 15-20 minutes. Wipe off with a soft cloth. Cream will hydrate the lips and rose will help reduce pigmentation. Use this mask thrice and week and you’ll see the difference in few weeks itself.
Easiest of the lot and perfect for lazy bums. Slice a beetroot and while watching tv, massage it onto the lips. Do this for 5-7 minutes and then let it sit onto lips for as long as possible. Though your lips will look like you’ve just had lot of pan but the pink color of beetroot will help lighten the lips.
Ghee/ olive oil
Again an easy option for the lazy bums like me. Before hitting the bed every night, simply massage some olive oil/ghee onto your lips and doze off. Next morning you’ll wake up to soft and hydrated lips and overtime the lips will definitely lighten.
Gram flour and honey
Gram flour as well known for lightening properties and honey is a skin nourisher. A mixture of both will give soft as well as pinker lips. Mix small amount of gram flour in some honey and apply the same onto lips. Let it sit for 15-20 mins. And then wash off. When used regularly, the lips will lighten and become softer as well.
So these were some of the easiest and DIY home remedies to get softer and rosy pink lips at home. Do let me know if I missed onto any or if you have any other secret DIY for same, would love to hear from you guys.
P.S. I do not own any of the pictures in this Article. All have been picked up randomly from Google.