The lips are one of the parts of the body that also need to be taken care of but often end up being tragically ignored.
Our lips are supposed to be soft and beautiful not overly dark and parched; if your lips are exactly like the former then you must be doing everything wrong either due to whatever habit you’ve picked up or general lack of care (I do need to add at this point that some people have natural dark lips- this is not for those people).
Dark lips can come naturally or happen due to lifestyle habits including smoking, not exfoliating and moisturizing the lips enough (after brushing each morning, gently brush the lips as well, this help get rid of dry and dead skin on the lips).
There’s a lot of products, treatment etc that work to lighten the lips but these two home remedies are safe, cheaper and come without side effects not to mention easy to create and use.
Lemon is known for its bleaching/lightening properties and it is used a lot as a skincare ‘product’. With lemon, it’s best to test a small area first as they can come off as harsh and drying and avoid sun exposure when using lemon (this remedy is best used overnight).
Sugar is great for exfoliating/removing dead skin cells just like a scrub. It’s used a lot in skincare as a great way to get rid of dead skin to reveal newer one.
Mix sugar, honey and olive oil together, mix thoroughly and gently apply on clean lips by scrubbing in short circular motions.