DIY tips: Protect your pout from getting tanned this summer

DIY tips: Protect your pout from getting tanned this summer

Wish to get rid of your tanned lips and get the natural lip colour back? Follow these simple beauty tricks to remove tan.

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The summer sun often ends up tanning our lips. Removing lip tan is now made easier. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Try simple methods to get rid of tanned lips, like a tan pack using sugar and honey or a few glasses of water.

Cosmetic dermatologist and beauty expert Dr Meghna Gupta, Director at Delhi Skin Centre, suggests how:

Lip balm: Use lip balms and lipsticks that have SPF 20.

Exfoliate: You can use a simple tan pack with sugar and honey and exfoliate your lips in order to get rid of the dead skin on your lips. Moisturise your lips with almond oil to get the best results.


Stay hydrated: Lip tanning also happens because of dehydration, so you must drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day.

Lighten with food: Take lemon, potato and beetroot juice, and apply on your lips every night. Wash it off in the morning to get lighter coloured, pink lips.

Stop smoking: Excessive smoking also leads to dark lips. You must cut down on your daily cigarettes to prevent your lips from darkening.

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