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Do you have dark lips? Here’s how you can treat them

Say hello to beautiful lips!

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 28, 2019 12:58:35 pm
how to prevent dark lips, why do i have dark lips, how to make lips pink, skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express A change in the colour or condition of the lips could indicate that your lips need extra care. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Ideally, no two people would have the same lip colour, which varies depending on one’s lifestyle habits and also medical factors. But if you ever notice a change in the colour of your lips, it means that your lips need extra love and care. Even though we do not pay much attention, your lips can reveal a lot about your health.

Here are a few reasons your lips could be of a darker shade:

how to prevent dark lips, why do i have dark lips, how to make lips pink, skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express Excessive smoking can lead to dark lips. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

1. Increased exposure to the sun causes an increase in the production of melanin in your skin, thereby causing pigmentation.

2. It can be a result of hyperpigmentation, an allergic response to products like toothpaste, lipstick, etc.

3. Excessive smoking.

Here area a few measures to heal and prevent dark and chapped lips.

Use lemon juice

how to prevent dark lips, why do i have dark lips, how to make lips pink, skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express Rub a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice on your lips before bedtime each night. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Lemon juice can be extremely helpful in lightening the skin. Rub a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice on your lips before bed. Post waking up wash it with lukewarm water.

Use a pomegranate lip scrub

how to prevent dark lips, why do i have dark lips, how to make lips pink, skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express You can mix pomegranate with other fruit juices to create a natural lip stain. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Pomegranates can help restore the natural colour of your lips. All you need to do is crush a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and mix them with milk. Rub the paste onto your lips and rinse it off after 2-3 minutes. Discontinue if irritation occurs.

Gring a tablespoon of dried pomegranate seeds and a tablespoon of beetroot and carrot juice. Rub the mixture on your lips, and keep it overnight.

Use potatoes

how to prevent dark lips, why do i have dark lips, how to make lips pink, skincare, skincare tips, lifestyle, indian express Potatoes are best known best known for reducing darkness and the appearance of scars(Photo: Thinkstock Images)

You can rub a freshly cut slice of potato on your lips before bedtime and wash it with lukewarm water next morning. The catecholase, a naturally occurring enzyme, in potatoes helps reduce darkness.

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