4 Natural Ways to Lighten Dark Lips


Apart from your clothes, your face is one major thing people notice about you. Beautiful pink lips are an amazing feature to own when you are out to charm. There are a couple of ways you can brighten your lips if they look dull and dark.

Chances are if you are a woman, you value the appearance of your lips immensely. It comes with being feminine. You don’t have to go overboard with lip products such as lipstick and lip gloss for that extra boost, just keeping them naturally bright and soft may even be healthier.

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Sometimes we have some bad days, and our lips may not always look perfect. If the harmful UV rays don’t get to you, caffeine, smoking, age, and some lip products will. I know all of these factors have affected the state of my lips at certain points in my life.

Luckily, you are not the only one, and you don’t have to spend on expensive scrubs or treatments to improve the pigmentation on your lips. There are multiple solutions you can find right at home to lighten your dark lips.

Natural Remedies For Dark Lips

  1. Baking Soda

The dark color can be as a result of accumulated dead skin on your lips. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to form a paste. Apply this mixture on your lips and use a soft toothbrush to scrub gently in circular motion for two minutes. Rinse completely, pat dry, and apply some olive oil.

Baking soda is a good exfoliant, and the olive oil will keep your lips moisturized after the scrub.

  1. Coconut Oil

Your lipstick or lip gloss could be part of the problem. If you want a simple and natural lip product, you can’t go wrong with coconut oil. Get some virgin coconut oil, put it in a small tube, and you’re good to go. Apply it during the day as you wish to keep your lips hydrated and replenished.

Though you can also use it overnight, I massage one or two drops of almond oil on my lips before I go to bed. Almond oil works overnight to lighten and smoothen your lips. You can also dab rosewater on your lips before you sleep.

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is simply magical for nearly every skin issue. It doesn’t just provide amazing nutrients for your skin. The flavonoid in this plant prevents further pigmentation, lightening your dark lips.

Every day, apply a layer of Aloe Vera gel on your lips and let it stay till it dries. Rinse with warm water and dab a little coconut oil after drying your lips.

  1. Lemon Juice and Honey

You can store this mixture in your fridge for a week at most. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and honey and use the result to cover your lips fully for an hour and two times in a day. Use a clean, soft, and wet cloth to wipe it off when you finished.

The citrus from the lemon gets rid of the tan while the honey rejuvenates your lips for some color.


Lip care has never been this natural and easy. However, don’t forget to protect your lips as well. Stay away from lip products that contain chemicals, and go slow on the habits that encourage your lips to go dark.


About Author


Born and raised in London, Terry Granger loves everything to do with art, photography, and fashion. In fact, she studied both photography and fashion at major universities in the United Kingdom and graduated with, unsurprisingly, First-class honors. She then proceeded to move to Paris to pursue these life-long dreams and get lost in the glamour. While she doesn’t see the fuss about French kisses, she loves the streets, the cafes, and the seemingly endless bits of inspiration. Full of energy, she also reads, blogs, and stuffs her apartment with pretty and sometimes unnecessary knickknacks from her travels. All this happens in between her work.

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