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5 Easy Steps To Lighten Dark Lips

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How To Lighten Dark Lips? Darkening of the lips are usually a harmless condition but it does affect our appearance. Many who suffer from dark lips, try to hide it by applying dark coloured lipstick. Unfortunately, that habit can make the lips look dark, dried and chapped.

Dark lips is a result of hyper-pigmentation caused by a few factors, namely:

  • too much exposure to the sun
  • smoking
  • excessive caffeine intake
  • allergic reactions
  • lack of hydration
5 Easy Steps To Lighten Dark Lips

5 Simple Steps To Lighten Dark Lips

Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of dark lips. These steps can also treat dry, itchy and chapped lips.

1. Clean Your Lips Before Bed

Make it a daily routine to clean your lips every night before you go to bed. Wear a lips makeup remover or cleanser to get rid if any lipstick or lip gloss residue. Lips that are not cleaned well, will start to darken over time.

2. Use A Lip Scrub

The purpose of a lip scrub is to remove dead skin cells from the lips. It is best to use lip scrub once a week to avoid dryness and flaky lips. You can make your own lip scrub by mixing sugar and honey.

3. Always Apply Lip Balm

Lip Balm helps to keep your lips moist. It also helps to protect your lips from excessive sun exposure. Choose a suitable lip balm for your lips. It is also best to apply lip balm right after a lip scrub.

How To Get Rid Of Dark Lips

4. Drink Water To Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water each day not only helps your body stay hydrated but it also helps your lips to stay healthy and moist. Dry lips can cause itchiness and when you start scratching, then that is going to cause your lips to darken.

5. Eat More Fruits

Eating more fruits that contain vitamin C is not only beneficial for your health but is also good for your lips. Fruits such as oranges, kiwi, papaya, mango, watermelon, pineapple and berries are good source of vitamin C that can help to lighten dark lips.

There you go, 5 easy Steps To Lighten Dark Lips. If you know or have any other tips to get rid of dark lips, do share it at the comment section below.

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  1. I love wearing dark lipsticks, but some like black or blue need to be constantly fixed and yes never keep them on when you go to bed!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Removing lipstick or lip gloss is a must before going to bed πŸ™‚

  2. I never even knew you could lighten up dark lips. I feel like drinking water helps with so many different things.

    1. karenmonica says:

      yes, drinking water does wonder for health and beauty. πŸ™‚

  3. I have the opposite problem. My lips are too light. I will pass this info on to friends.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Will try to share tips to make lips look more pinkish πŸ™‚

  4. These are all helpful tips. I have never even given it a thought to use a lip scrub!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Using a lips scrub helps to keep the lips soft πŸ™‚

  5. These sound like some great tips, I had no idea that things like eating fruit would make a difference.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Fruits enrich with vitamin C are not only good for lips but also for the skin too πŸ™‚

  6. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I am glad that I don’t have dark lips but I will share these helpful tips with my loved ones as I know they are facing problem with dark lips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Catherine πŸ™‚

  7. Wow I had never heard of lips darkening over time. Very interesting!

    1. karenmonica says:

      It actually does unfortunately

  8. I never realized this was a problem for some people. I thought lip color was lip color. This was an interesting read.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Unfortunately due to the factors listed above, lips do darken over time

  9. Now I know why girls has a lot to talk about. Products really on every part of the body. lol

    1. karenmonica says:

      Lol… can’t argue with that statement Michael πŸ™‚

  10. These are awesome lip tips! I personally love to use Laneige’s lip sleeping mask that smells like strawberries!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I have never tried a lip sleeping mask. Need to look for it πŸ™‚

  11. Dalene Ekirapa says:

    Excess caffeine intake? Well, I’m now a victim! Good enough, I’m always in lip balm that has SPF and I’m trying to drink a lot of water too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      With lip balm and enough of water, you won’t fall victim Dalene πŸ˜€

  12. Joanna says:

    I didn’t even notice that the lips have different colors. I always thought that they stay the same as we were worn with. Very interesting facts in your post.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Due to the factors listed in the article, lips do change colour if it’s not looked after well.

  13. I hadn’t heard of dark lips before but these all sound like great tips to help. My lips tend to dry a lot in the cold. Staying hydrated definitely helps!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Remember to always apply lip balm on. It will keep your lips moist.

  14. Awesome. I think these are perfect tips to lighten dark lips. I had no idea eating fruits could help.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Fruits that are rich in vitamin C are great for healthy lips and skin.

  15. These are all good tips. My lips are almost too light, but if there’s ways to remedy this, there’s ways for me too. πŸ™‚

    1. karenmonica says:

      In future, I will share tips to make light or pale lips look pinker πŸ™‚

  16. oh dang I have the opposite issue but nothing a little gloss can’t fix!

    1. karenmonica says:

      A gloss will work wonders πŸ™‚

  17. Christa says:

    Lip care is so important but often doesn’t get prioritized. I have super dry lips and am always trying to keep them moist.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, lip care is very important. For dry lips always apply lip balm.

  18. Alexandra Cook says:

    This looks and sounds great. I am so much more concerned with my lips now than I used to be. So important to try these to lighten up my dark lips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Hope the tips above will help you to lighten dark lips πŸ™‚

  19. Rebecca Sanchez says:

    I never thought that eating fruits rich in vitamin C could be so helpful to lighten dark lips. This is really my problem so I will try doing this.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Eating fruits rich in vitamin C are a great help. Do try it πŸ™‚

  20. Love these tips. I hope it will gonna help me with my dark lips problem. Thank you for sharing.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Try all the steps, I am sure it will help you to lighten dark lips.

  21. Great tips! never never go to sleep with it on. I think drinking water will help your body and lips moist and looking soft and healthy… thx!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Casey πŸ™‚

  22. I usually drink more water when I see cracked lips. I didn’t know about lip scrub. This seems something really helps to encourage lip’s beauty.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes lip scrub is great to keep the lips healthy and moist πŸ™‚

  23. Interesting article. I never knew you could lighten up dark lips. Thanks for the tips.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes you can if it has darken due to the factors I have mentioned above πŸ™‚

  24. Hannah Marie says:

    These are all easy ways to follow. I think many will benefit from this after reading your suggestions. I never thought it can be so simple.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes all these tips are very easy to follow πŸ™‚

  25. I noticed my lips are more dry in winter than summer. That is why during this i make sure i always have lips moisturizer on my purse whener and wherever i go

    1. karenmonica says:

      Wearing a lips moisturizer of lip balm will help to moisten dry lips πŸ™‚

  26. Alexandra Cook says:

    I had no idea dark lips were an issue. I’ve seen many people with dark lips and think they look gorgeous!

    1. karenmonica says:

      It won’t be an issue for those born with dark lips. They would look gorgeous. But darken lips due to the factors I mentioned above would leave lips looking dull.

  27. Becca Wilson says:

    This is some really great advice. I know so many people that use lip stains and such and this would benefit them so much.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Becca πŸ™‚

  28. Bindu Thomas says:

    Looks like a great post with helpful tips. Thanks for sharing this post.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome Bindu πŸ™‚

  29. I have dark lips. Not very dark but it’s not pink or red. But you know, it never bothered me and I never thought of doing anything to make it go away haha But now that you mentioned it, it got me thinking. LOl

    1. karenmonica says:

      If dark lips are your natural colour then you should do nothing about it. But some people their lips darken unevenly because of the factors mentioned above. It may have an effect on their appearance so that are the tips to lighten it back πŸ™‚

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