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:
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
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
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.
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.