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By Damilola Faustino

Dark lips are mostly caused by dehydration, smoking, overexposure to the sun and other unwholesome lifestyle habits. You may even notice dark spots on your lips, which are usually just lip freckles. Protecting your lips from the sun can fade them. But before you start with these solutions, quit smoking if you do smoke. To take on dark lips, attention has to be paid to caring for them, so many treatments and remedies work for them but below are tried and tested:

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Exfoliate with sugar

Dry dead skin can make your lips look dull and dark. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells from your lips. You can use sugar to make an effective scrub.

Honey 

Honey is not only tasty, it can also be used to get rid of dark lips because it can draw moisture to the surface. But that’s not all, honey also has healing properties. It helps repair wounds and promotes healing in sunburns. So, if you have sun damaged or chapped and split lips, honey can be helpful.

Cucumber juice

Chop/ blend cucumber, strain to get the juice and apply the juice all over lips daily. The difference will be obvious after a few weeks of daily use.

Try natural skin lighteners

A pigment known as melanin present in the skin is responsible for your skin color. Your lips naturally contain less melanin, but if you’re troubled by hyperpigmentation, skin-lightening agents can help reduce melanin levels and lighten your skin. You can try these: Turmeric, avocado and soy milk among others.

Olive oil

You may have known about olive oils benefits for your health, skin, and hair, but did you that it can also give you attractive pink lips and moisturize them too? Prepare your own natural scrub by mixing one-half teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture once a week for best results.

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