Lip pigmentation is a common beauty problem. In some cases, it is out genes that are responsible for the dark color of our lips. However, in most of the other cases lack of lip care, underlying health disorders, smoking or exposure to sunlight causes pigmentation of the lips. Hiding the pigmented lips with lipstick will not help in restoring the natural pinkish hue of your lips. However, you can easily restore the natural color of your lips with lip masks made with natural ingredients that help in lightening the pigmented lips.
Here Is A List Of Natural Lip Masks That Helps In Treating The Pigmented Lips.
Lemon and Coconut/Almond Oil
Mix half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with a teaspoon of coconut oil or almond oil. Cover your lips with the lemon and oil mixture. Lemon works as a bleaching agent. It suppresses excess melanin production that makes the lips dark. It also helps in breaking down the dead skin. By moisturizing and softening the lips, coconut oil and almond oil help in healing the damaged lip skin.
Fuller’s Earth and Honey
Make a smooth paste by mixing fuller’s earth with honey. Spread the paste on your lips. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Gently rub your lips while washing off the lip mask. It helps in removing the dry skin and leaves the lips moist. Apply this lip mask once a day daily to restore the natural color of your lips.
Sugar and Olive Oil
Combine a teaspoon of olive oil with a pinch of sugar. Gently rub your pigmented lips with the sugar and olive oil mixture for two to three minutes. Leave the mixture on your lips for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Sugar mechanically sloughs off the damaged skin and olive oil helps in lightening the dark lips.
Beetroot and Glycerin
The beetroot lip mask not only helps in lightening the pigmented lips, it also adds a reddish hue to the lips and hence works as a natural alternative to your lipstick. Blend vegetable glycerin with a small amount of water. Add one to three drops of beetroot juice. Mix the ingredients and cover your lips with the beetroot lip mask. Leave the lip mask on your lips as long as you want.
Yogurt and Cucumber
Yogurt contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliating agent. Cucumber soothes and lightens the skin. The yogurt and cucumber lip mask is an effective remedy for pigmented lips. Blend half a teaspoon of natural yogurt with equal amount of cucumber juice. Add a drop of honey. Cover your lips with the mask. Wash off after 20 minutes.