Home remedies to get pink lips

There’s no doubt naturally rosy lips are an appealing feature of a woman’s beauty or a man’s good looks. So, many people who have dark lips want to lighten them. It’s said that the prettiest thing you can wear is your smile. Your smile is not all about your shiny white teeth, it’s about your lips as well! We all wish to have soft, pink and luscious lips but somehow it seems like a distant dream. Your lips are more sensitive than you think. Chapped, dry, pigmented lips speak volumes about your health. Your lips deserve some extra care and attention in order to keep them hydrated and restore their natural softness and smoothness.

10 remedies to get pink lips

1. Stay moisturized for glossier lips

Did you know that your lips also contain a small amount of sebum? Which is why moisturizing them with petroleum jelly, lip balm or coco butter is essential.

2. Pomegranate seeds and milk help to get pink lips

Grind a handful of pomegranate seeds and mix them with some milk cream. Apply this mixture to your lips regularly and watch them become pinker and fuller too.

3. Cucumber juice helps to remove dead skin from the lips

Rubbing a slice of cucumber on your lips makes them pink.

4. Rose petals and milk moisturize your skin naturally

Soak a few rose petals in a bowl of milk for a while. Then take out the petals, add a few drops of honey and glycerine to them and then grind them into a paste. Now apply the paste on your lips and you’re done!

5. Lemon juice helps to lighten your lip’s shade

Cut a thin slice of lemon and sprinkle some sugar on it. Now, rub that sugary slice on your lips and soon enough, your lips will begin to lighten. How? Well, lemon is an excellent natural bleaching agent while the sugar, in this case, helps to exfoliate all the dead skin cells.

6. Berry mixture soften your lips

A paste made using raspberries, aloe vera juice and organic honey really helps to make your lips pink. Once you’ve applied this paste on your lips just let it sit for about five minutes before you wash it off. Raspberries work best because of how rich they are in vital vitamins and minerals, which make your lips pink and soft too.

7. Turmeric powder and milk gives your lips a healthy shine

This combination is good for overall skin health, and your lips are no exception. Make a paste by mixing both these ingredients and leave it on till it dries. Then wash it off and you will start seeing the difference.

8. Honey, almond oil and sugar help in getting pink lips

Amalgamate honey, sugar and almond oil together. Massage your lips with this mixture for ten minutes on a daily basis for natural pink lips.

9. Gently scrub with a toothbrush for softer lips

A good soft bristled toothbrush scrub can help remove the dry skin around your lips. This will make them look more fresh and vibrant.

10. Sleep minus lipstick

Sleeping with your lipstick on may actually be draining away the color from your lips. To counter this, use a cotton ball to gently rub some almond oil on your lips before you hit the sack.

Chapped And Pigmented Lips Causes

Like I mentioned earlier, your lips are more sensitive and delicate than you think. The skin on your lips is thinner when compared to your face. Your lips do not have any sweat glands, so they require special care on a daily basis to keep them moisturized and looking healthy. The main causes for chapped and discolored lips are attributed to the following reasons:

  • An unhealthy lifestyle that includes smoking, a bad diet and stress
  • Dehydration – not drinking enough water
  • Excessive intake of caffeine
  • Using expired lip products
  • Using cheap quality products
  • Not removing your makeup at night
  • Anemia
  • Exposing yourself to the sun and pollution

Now, with our fast-paced lives, it gets hard to keep tab on all these factors and we tend to forget keeping ourselves hydrated enough or wearing a lip balm that contains SPF in it. But it’s important to be mindful to protect our lips and prevent any damage.

Home remedies to get pink lips

1. Lemon for pink lips

Lemon is often used to treat dark skin patches and spots, and you can use it to naturally lighten dark lips, too. The bleaching property in lemon works well as a simple yet powerful remedy for dark lips.

  • Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on your lips before going to bed. Follow this simple remedy daily for one to two months.
  • Take a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells so new, fresh skin can appear. Use this remedy daily for a few weeks.
  • Alternatively, you can prepare a mixture of one-half teaspoon each of lemon juice, glycerin and honey. Apply it on your lips before going to bed. Do this daily until you see positive results.

2.  Lip Balm And Wash Cloth/ Tooth Brush Combo

This is one of the most basic and effective ways to get rid of dry, flaky and chapped lips. I swear it works wonderfully, every time! If you leave the lip balm on your lips, overnight, it’s even better.

  1. A good quality lip balm of thick consistency
  2. A soft tooth brush or wash cloth

Step by Step Process

  1. Start by applying a thick layer of lip balm all over your lips. The best time to do this is at night before you go to bed. It acts as a much-needed intensive night treatment.
  2. Once you wake up and the lip balm seems to have been absorbed by your lips, use a damp tooth brush to gently massage and exfoliate your lips to remove dead skin.
  3. You can also use a damp wash cloth instead of a tooth brush.
  4. Wipe off any excess balm to reveal fresh, moisturized lips.

How It Works?

Regular exfoliation in its gentlest form that is by using lip balm helps in efficiently removing the dead and flaky skin on the surface. It helps to store and replenish moisture and heals cracks as well. It’s a win-win!

3. Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub for pink lips

Take a pinch of sugar in a bowl and add few drops of olive oil.Mix it properly.Gently rub the mixture on your lips for 1 minute.Rinse it off with cold water.To prevent dryness apply lip balm.This is one of the best remedy to exfoliate your lips, make your lips pink and remove dry chapped lips.Do this every alternate day to make your lips appear smooth and soft.

Olive oil can also be used to make your lips lively and vibrant. Olive oil contains many essential nutrients to nurture your lips and its moisturizing property will make them soft and beautiful.

  • Apply a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on your lips and massage it gently. Do this daily before going to bed.
  • Alternatively, mix one-half teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture once a week. This simple recipe will restore your natural lip color and shine within a month or two.

4. Always moisturize for beautiful lips

To get rid of dry and flaky lips, regularly moisturize your lips. When you frequently moisturize them, you will notice that they will start looking soft and pink. For intense moisturization use a hydrating lip balm throughout the day and use a dollop of petroleum jelly before going to bed. You should always wear a lip balm with an SPF to protect your lips from the harmful UV rays in extremely sunny conditions. You can also use cocoa butter, olive oil or coconut oil for intense moisturization.

5. Rose keeps your lips pink

Rose has three main medicinal properties: soothing, cooling, and moisturizing. Rose will also help add a natural pink tint to your dark lips.

  • Mix one drop of rose water with a few drops of honey and apply it on your lips. Do this three or four times a day.
  • Mix one tablespoon of rose petal paste and one teaspoon of butter, honey, or milk cream. Apply it on your lips and gently scrub. Follow this remedy two times a week.
  • Soak a few rose petals in raw milk for one hour, and then grind the mixture to make a paste. Add one-half teaspoon of honey and a pinch of saffron to it. Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Do this two times a day.

6. Pomegranate seeds mask for beautiful lips

Pomegranate as a fruit in itself has extensive health benefits. I’d suggest you make some juice and drink it down. But if you ask me what to you do with the left over seeds, here’s my tip. Use them to make your own fruity exfoliator! It does wonders for lightening dark lips and giving them a rosy touch.

What You Need 

  1. Crushed pomegranate seeds
  2. Cold milk cream (malai)

Step by Step Process

  1. Slice open a pomegranate, get the seeds out and crush them up.
  2. Mix the crushed seeds with cream to form a good old paste.
  3. On clean lips, apply this paste and leave it on for ten minutes.
  4. Wash off with warm water.

How It Works?

Pomegranate contains a compound named ‘punicalagins’ that inhibits melanin production and prevents your lips from getting darker.

7. Honey massage helps in lip coloring

Take a drop of honey on your fingertips and slowly massage on the lips in a circular motion.Massage for 5 minutes and then wash your lips with lukewarm water.Honey acts as an excellent natural moisturizer.It soothes and maintains the pinkness of your lips.

8. Quit smoking to get luscious lips

Smoking is not only injurious to your health but also for your beauty. Smoking cigarettes can stain lips and teeth, turning them dull and dark. So if you really want your to lips to look beautiful and pink, stop smoking and you will notice an improvement in the appearance of your lips.

9. Sugar is great for lip exfoliation

Exfoliating your lips regularly will remove dead skin cells that can make them look dark and dull. Sugar works as a great exfoliating agent.

  • Blend three tablespoons of granulated sugar and two tablespoons of butter to make a thick paste. Scrub your lips gently with the paste. Do this once a week to restore your natural lip color and shine.
  • You can also make a scrub by mixing one teaspoon of granulated sugar, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of almond oil. Use it to scrub your lips once a week.
  • Alternatively, you can simply mix some sugar with cold cream and use it to scrub your lips gently before going to bed. Do this once a week.

10. Cocoa and chocolate lip therapy for pink lips

Can you think of a more mouth watering lip treatment than actually using chocolate on your lips? Well, good news – chocolate is perfect for dry, dehydrated lips. This remedy is simply delish!

What You Need

  1. One teaspoon cocoa butter
  2. Two squares of unsweetened dark chocolate
  3. One vitamin E capsule

Step by Step Process

  1. Start by melting the chocolate squares and cocoa butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add the oil from the Vitamin E capsule to this mixture.
  3. Pour the mask into a container, allow it to cool.
  4. Once it’s cool, apply a good layer of the mask onto your lips.
  5. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How It Works

The ingredients in dark chocolate help in improving hydration and thickness. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants. This lip therapy is great to nourish and repair dry, lifeless lips.

11. Aloe vera gel mask for pink lips

Aloe vera gel is magical. It’s the most versatile plant on the face of our planet, and we can use it as a great lip treatment. If you have any cuts or such on your lips or if they need more hydration, then aloe vera gel mixed with coconut oil or olive oil works wonders.

What You Need 

  1. Fresh aloe vera gel
  2. Olive oil or coconut oil

Step by Step Process

  1. Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera gel, slice it from the middle.
  2. Scoop out the gel using a spoon and put it in a glass container.
  3. Add a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil into the gel.
  4. You can use this as you would use your lip balm.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

How It Works 

Aloe vera contains hormones like Gibberellins and Auxin that provide anti-inflammatory as well as healing properties. The Vitamin E helps to restore moisture.

12. Beetroot makes your lips pink

Another readily available ingredient that can help you get pink lips is beetroot. Beetroot has natural bleaching properties that can lighten dark lips.

  • Apply fresh beetroot juice on your lips before going to bed. Wash it off the next morning. The natural red color of the juice will turn your dark lips rosy. Do this daily before going to bed.
  • You can mix equal amounts of beetroot juice and carrot juice and apply it on your lips. Massage gently and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily for a week or two.

13. Milk and turmeric exfoliater for pink lips

If you want to make your lips looking naturally pink and fresh, then cold milk with a little turmeric is an ideal remedy to treat discoloration and pigmentation. This formula helps to brighten up your lips, giving them the natural sheen that you’ve always desired.

What You Need 

  1. One teaspoon cold milk
  2. Half a teaspoon turmeric powder

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix the cold milk with some turmeric powder to form a paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your lips and leave it on for about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Gently scrub it off once it sits.
  4. Wash with warm water and dab some lip balm on.

How It Works

Turmeric contains healing properties and milk is a natural moisturizing agent. These two miracle ingredients clubbed together will work wonders for pigmented lips and will help you get soft and pink lips.

14. Strawberry lip mask for beautiful lips

This strawberry lip mask is amazing for exfoliation and brightening up dull, lifeless lips.

If you want rosy, younger looking lips, whip this remedy up and use it religiously to achieve the desired results.

What You Need

  1. One strawberry
  2. A teaspoon of honey
  3. A teaspoon of olive oil

Step by Step Process

  1. Crush a strawberry until it’s well mashed in a glass container.
  2. Add a teaspoon of honey and mix well.
  3. Finally, add a few drops of olive oil and blend all the ingredients together.
  4. On clean lips, apply this mask using your finger and let it sit for a good 10 minutes.
  5. Using a damp wash cloth, wipe the mask away.

You will notice how nourished your lips feel in the first time itself.

How It Works

Strawberries contain a great amount of vitamin C and a whole load of antioxidants that prevent aging besides brightening and adding vitality to your skin. Honey helps retain moisture and olive oil thoroughly nourishes your lips.

15. Almond oil and lemon drops for pink lips

If you want to keep it simple but want results, then some sweet almond oil may be your answer.

What You Need

  1. A few drops of almond oil
  2. A few drops of lemon juice

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix the almond oil and lemon juice together.
  2. Apply this just like you would apply a lip balm and leave it on.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

You can do this every single day and even at night before bedtime.

How It Works

Almond oil is so full of goodness that it will help rejuvenate the dead cells on your lips and also prevent them from getting dry or chapped. It will also help to make them supple and pink. Lemon will also help lighten pigmented lips.

Some self lip care

To keep your lips pink, healthy and glowing, it is important that you follow a healthy lifestyle.You must cut down tea and coffee, avoid sipping hot things that can burn your lips, don’t sleep less than 6 hours, don’t smoke, consume plenty of water and eat fruits high in water content. In order to moisten our lips we tend to lick them when they become dry, but this can actually cause them to become even more dry. Avoid licking your lips all the time and instead use an intense moisturizer to moisten your lips. Keep a small jar of lip balm of petroleum jelly handy all the time.

Stay hydrated, as it is important to keep your body hydrated, otherwise, slathering on moisture on your lips will make no difference. So in addition to applying intensive hydrating moisturizer on your lips, hydrate them from within. Make it a point to drink plenty of water and other liquids every day. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables with a high water content like watermelon, tomato, and cucumber. Never go to your bed with your makeup on. Make sure that you remove your makeup completely before retiring to bed. If you leave your lipstick overnight, it can cause your lips to become extremely dry and discolored. Remove your lipstick and lip liner using a make-up remover or cleanser before bed. You can also use olive or almond oil to wipe off your lipstick using a cotton ball.

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