Lips are one of the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body. From speaking to smiling, it always takes an important part to convey expressions. Its gesture, movement everything matters as lips have been considered as one of the best assistants for good pronouncing. A lady can grab the attention of all by her way of speaking style and it looks more attractive while her lips looked like so glossy. But, sometimes we don’t get that pinkish glossy bright lips for which are dreaming for. It becomes dark to darker gradually where may lies various reasons.
Unless it is genetic, health, dietary and lifestyle factors can make your lips dark. If you smoke, you may have darker lips than your non-smoking friends. Sometimes, cosmetics may also have chemicals that can turn your lips dark. A vitamin deficiency may also lead to lip discolouration. Maintain a healthy diet and eat lots of fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C to get rid of dark lips. It is also advisable to check the water quality at home. If your tap water is chlorinated it can also give you darker lips. Your lips are thrice as sensitive as your skin, and therefore they need more attention and care.
You can reverse the damage by including these foods in your diet, as well as a beauty regime. One of the best ways to take care of your lips is to make use of below-mentioned ingredients. Just peep into your master kitchen.
If you slather honey on your lips and leave it overnight or eat a spoonful of it, this will pave the way for fresh and clear lips, glowing with health. The antioxidants and minerals such as magnesium found in honey are magical ingredients that can prevent discolouration of the lips.
A steady supply of coffee are the culprits for dark lips. Let coffee trade places with green tea. The polyphenols in the latter fight the free radicals and protect the delicate lips from ravages of ageing and sun damage. Applying to match green tea packs on the lips can correct discolouration. Rubbing a bag of green tea can also cure dry, chapped lips.
Lemon has natural bleaching and exfoliating properties. Apply the juice directly on your lips daily or can take a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and rub it on your lips. It will exfoliate dead cells for the fresher skin to appear. The acid in lemon also helps to remove blackness and bring back the original lip colour.
The pink fruit can also bring back the natural pinkish hue of your lips. Mix together a tablespoon of pomegranate juice, beetroot juice and carrot juice. Apply it on your dark lips once daily, for best results. You can also use some milk and crushed pomegranate seeds to bring back the red rosy lips you once had.
Experts recommend consuming fruits and vegetables with high water content as the foods contain molecules that help deliver the water to cells efficiently. And watermelon, as we know, is made of 97 per cent water.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, the purple vegetables can do wonders for your skin and lips in particular. It can keep your skin moisturised, reduce the signs of ageing and prevent discolouration and even out skin tone. Beetroot juice also has natural lightening agents that can cleanse and lighten lips.
Coconut is proven to have skin benefits. It will keep your lips hydrated. Apply coconut oil before hitting the sack for soft.
The protein in dairy helps the skin become firmer and stay youthful for longer. Make a salad dressing out of it or blend it into your smoothies to maximise the benefits. You can also apply yoghurt mixed with few strands of saffron to your lips to protect them from pigmentation.
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. In fact, you can use olive oil alone to protect them from drying out or becoming chapped.
It can work well for soothing and be moisturizing your lips. Mix a drop of rose water with a teaspoon of honey and apply on your lips. Do this two to three times a day. You can also mix a tablespoon of rose petal paste and one teaspoon of butter, honey, or milk cream and apply the paste on your lips at least twice a day for best results.
Apply the oil on your lips before bedtime. You can also mix lime juice with almond oil and apply to prevent darkening of lips. It is also the emollient properties of almond oil will rejuvenate the skin. It is its sclerosant properties that help lighten the lips.
This helps fight dark lips effectively as it is rich in a flavonoid called aloesin. This polyphenolic compound is known to arrest the pigmentation process in the skin thus retaining the healthy glow and colour of your lips. Either drink aloe vera juice or apply the gel on your lips to keep them moisturised and nourished.
So, do not late and start nourishing your lips to make it bright and glossy and of course, enjoy the international kissing day without any fear. Just go ahead.