There are three main parts of the face that people look at when first speaking with someone; the nose, lips and eyes. These also tend to be the three parts that you most likely study when looking in the mirror at yourself. So it probably doesn’t come at any surprise that you’ve noticed the older you get, the darker your lips get too. Fortunately, there are several tips you can follow to lighten your dark lips and make your lip color look its best. You’ll maintain a more healthy, glowing look that’ll brighten your whole face when you prioritize caring for your lips!
1) Avoid activities that darken your lips
Do you smoke? Get in the tanning bed on a regular basis? Drink a lot of Coke? All of these activities can greatly darken your lips, and don’t forget they are extremely harmful to your overall health, as well. This is why you should do your best to avoid these activities, and after a month or so, you’ll start to notice your lips will lighten in color.
2) Sleep with honey on your lips
You can’t get much sweeter than sleeping with your honey on your lips, right? This miracle substance can help lighten your lip color, so every night before going to bed, lather your lips with honey and let it dry. Sleep with it on all night long and don’t wash it off. Not a fan of sticky lips at night? Try using a lip scrub before bedtime to achieve similar lightening effects.
3) Make your own lip balm
You might be tempted to smother your lips with lip balm on a daily basis, which is a good thing as long as you’re smothering them with the right balm. Try mixing two tbsp of petroleum jelly with a single tbsp of strawberry juice for a DiY lip lightener that’s a sweet surprise for your lips. Periodically use this balm throughout the day and you’ll notice lighter-colored lips in less than a month.
4) Eats lots of strawberries and raspberries
Instead of snacking on chips and popcorn, why not try a healthier snack that contains a hidden benefit? Snacking on strawberries and raspberries is not only good for lightening the color of your lips, but both of these fruits are renowned for many other health benefits, too.