10 Proven Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Lips Naturally – Worked For 99% People Who Tried July 28, 2017

Every woman wants to flaunt soft and pink lips. Beautiful lips make your smile even more pretty. But, when the lips become pigmented and dark, it just takes away from the beauty of that smile.

Dark and pigmented lips have become a constant problem these days. Excess tea or coffee intake, exposure to the sun, and neglect in taking care of the lips lead to pigmentation. Apart from using expensive
 lip scrubs and peels, you can make some easy lip packs yourself to remove the dark and ugly pigmentation.

Keep reading to know more about the natural remedies on how to lighten dark lips naturally.

How To Get Rid Of Dark Lips Naturally?

Here are some tips and recipes you should follow to lighten your dark lips.

  1. Coconut Oil
  2. Almond Oil
  3. Lemon Honey Lip Serum
  4. Glycerine
  5. Aloe Vera
  6. Apple Cider Vinegar
  7. Baking Soda
  8. Beetroot Slice
  9. Cucumber Juice
  10. Rosewater

Get Soft And Pink Lips With These Homemade Solutions

1. Coconut Oil For Dark Lips

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You Will Need

Virgin coconut oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Use coconut oil as a lip balm during the day. Apply a tiny amount and spread it out with your fingertip.
  2. Apply coconut oil before going to bed as well.
How Often You Should Do This

Reapply coconut oil as and when required throughout the day.

Why This Works

Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that keep your lips healthy and hydrated (1). Replenished lips will be soft and pink.

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2. Almond Oil

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You Will Need

Almond oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Take a drop or two of almond oil on a finger and massage this on the lips for a minute or two.
  2. Leave it on overnight.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply almond oil every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

The emollient properties of almond oil will smoothen and rejuvenate the skin. Its sclerosant properties help to lighten the lips, thus reducing discoloration (2).

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3. Lemon Honey Lip Serum


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You Will Need
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part honey
  • Soft cloth
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the lemon juice and honey to make your tan removing lip serum.
  2. Coat your lips with this serum and leave for an hour before wiping off with a soft, wet cloth.
How Often You Should Do This

This process can be done a few times in a day to remove tan and pigmentation.

Why This Works

This is the perfect dark lips treatment that you can do at home. The citrus extracts from the lemon juice remove the tan and honey nourishes the lips to make them pink (3, 4). This serum can be refrigerated and used for a week.

[ Read: Remedies To Remove Tan From Hands ]

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4. Glycerine

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You Will Need
  • Glycerine
  • Cotton swab
What You Have To Do

Apply glycerine over your lips with a cotton swab before going to bed.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this every night.

Why This Works

Other than exposure to the sun and improper maintenance, dryness might also cause pigmented lips. This glycerin treatment retains the moisture and prevents drying, thus helping to get rid of dark lips (5).

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5. Aloe Vera For Dark Lips

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You Will Need

Aloe vera gel

What You Have To Do
  1. Apply a thin layer of fresh aloe vera gel on the lips and let it dry.
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every day for best results.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains a flavonoid called aloesin. This polyphenolic compound inhibits the pigmentation process in the skin, thus causing lightening of the lips (6). Aloe also rejuvenates the skin and provides it with healthy nutrients (7).

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6. Apple Cider Vinegar For Dark Lips

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Cotton
What You Have To Do
  1. Dilute the vinegar in the water.
  2. Dab this on your lips with cotton and let it dry.
  3. Rinse after 10 to 12 minutes with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once daily.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic in nature due to the presence of alpha hydroxy acids. It acts as a natural lightening agent and will remove the pigmentation from the lips (8).


Do not use apple cider vinegar as an overnight application as exposure to its acidity for such a long period of time may damage the skin.

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7. Baking Soda For Dark Lips

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Water
  • Toothbrush (optional)
  • Lip balm or olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix some water with the baking soda to form a paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your lips and scrub in a gentle circular motion with a toothbrush or your fingertip. Scrub for two to three minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry, and apply a lip balm or some olive oil.
How Often You Should Do This

Use the baking soda scrub every alternate day.

Why This Works

The darkness of the lips can be due to the accumulated dead cells. Baking soda exfoliates and removes these dead cells and brings healthy and pink skin to the surface (9). The lip balm or olive oil is important to keep the lips hydrated after exfoliation.

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8. Beetroot Slice

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You Will Need

Red beetroot

What You Have To Do
  1. Slice the beetroot and store in the refrigerator.
  2. In your leisure time, scrub a cool beetroot slice on your lips for a couple of minutes.
  3. You can wash the beetroot juice after 15-20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once every day.

Why This Works

The juice that oozes out of the beetroot and onto your lips will remove the tan from the lips naturally and color your lips too. It cleanses the skin and keeps it supple. Its antioxidants will also keep the skin young and healthy (10). Pink lips are all yours in a few days.

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9. Cucumber Juice

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You Will Need
  • Cucumber juice
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend half a cucumber to make some fresh cucumber juice. Cool the juice in the refrigerator.
  2. Dip the cotton ball in the cool juice and apply the juice on your lips.
  3. Keep it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this religiously once every day and you will notice results in 15 to 20 days.

Why This Works

The daily application of cucumber juice will rejuvenate your lips and also help to lighten them (11). It is also soothing and nourishing for the skin (12).

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10. Rosewater For Dark Lips

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You Will Need
  • Rosewater (cooled)
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Dip the cotton ball in the rosewater and apply it on the lips.
  2. Rub the cotton gently on the lips a couple of times.
  3. Leave the rosewater on and go to bed.
How Often You Should Do This

Clean your lips every night with rosewater.

Why This Works

Rosewater stimulates blood flow to the lips and nourishes it. It brightens the color of the lips and also enhances cell renewal (13).

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These remedies are simple enough to include in your daily routine and can be easily done during your leisure time. Let us look at the causes of dark lips.

Causes Of Dark Lips

  • Drinking excess coffee or tea
  • Exposure to the sun, especially without any SPF cream or lip balm on
  • Smoking
  • Reaction to cosmetics
  • Aging
  • Dried lips – the dead and dry cells can lead to dark, pigmented lips

Don’t just stick to the topical treatments listed above. You also need to take care of your health to achieve beautiful lips. Drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water every day in order to prevent dehydration, which also causes dark lips.

Avoid using local brands and wholesale lip products on your lips. Use a mild herbal lip balm instead to achieve soft tan-free lips. Using fresh pureed fruits as lip masks works wonders in removing sun tan and pigmentation. So, welcome fruits in your regular lip care routine.

Just follow these tips on how to get rid of dark lips naturally. Also, don’t miss our article on how to avoid getting dark lips.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/tanayapatil/ TanayaPatil

    these tips works great for me , i’ve been doing it for nearly two weeks i got a good result.thanks for sharing valuable tips!!!!!!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/devikachavan/ Devika

    hi My upper lip is very dark this tips seems very easy…i m definitely gonna try this weekend.how long do you think it will take to show positive results?????.

    • Just like mine

      Hello Devika,
      Have you got any positive results.
      Thank you.

  • Meghana Reddy

    Thanks for the remedies

  • Divyasri

    Thanks lancy !! best useful tips :)

  • Hafsa Nayab

    Nayab is beutician

  • oindy

    Nice article :)

  • swati ghosh

    Very useful tips..thanks a lot dear.. :)

  • devyani

    nice tips…..one more tip i would like to add
    mix lemon juice and curd, and apply as many times as possible in a day. it is very effective :)

    • Raghu Nandan

      oh thank u

  • Vijaya phani

    Hi, one more tip…..crush rose petals and rub the paste on the lips it acts meraculously!


    nice tip was very easy too but very carefully deep dark lips can be used best result……….

  • Guest

    Interesting, it seems from this article having dark lips is portrayed as a problem. What happens if your lips are naturally dark, should you then bleach or cut them?

    • SaneDonna

      Dark lips are not attractive, even without the beauty industry telling us what is attractive and what’s not. Overly pale lips are not attractive either. Watched a science show once, and it showed that when we see rosey pink lips, we think “healthy.” They think it’s because pink indicates blood flow, which indicates good health. It’s a primitive reaction, but hey, humans react positive to seeing it. So like this article says, pink-ish is the best look. I stain mine with beets sometimes, because I always have iron poor blood, and my lips are too pale. If you don’t care what your lips look like, relax. It’s sad to see how many people liked what you said, because it means you slanted this article in a bad way, suggesting a hidden agenda, and everyone knows it wasn’t meant this way.

  • Local Supplier

    What’s wrong with local brands? Round Rock Honey makes amazing lip balm. All natural and organic. It’s not cheap and doesn’t turn my lips black.

  • ellen grace claudian

    hello!!! tnx for sharing!!wat a nice article..ilove 8..makes me young and felling good..GODBLESS!

  • wawa

    thanks for sharing ! I hope it will be effective :)

  • namratha

    will try with a pieceof beetroot hope it will be effective…………

  • namratha

    i heard rubbing tooth paste on lips is it moore effective to get soft pink lips……

    • shnaya

      yes it is really it makes ur lips red but wash it off after 10min and then moisturize it with lotion

    • Raghu Nandan

      depends upon the brand

  • Name

    True. When I read the title I was like: wtf??

  • deepega

    i heard that using mustard for hair gives glowing hair

  • Devika

    Interesting article! This winter season, due to extreme temperatures, my lips have chapped, though they are healed, they have become dark. Thanks for the tips. I hope they will work for me.

  • ivan block

    the easiest way to have red lips is drinking water, keep your lips hydrated using water, not lip balms, drink small amount of water each 30 minutes and make sure the water touch all your surface of the lips

  • Saba Saba

    thanks for sharing ,

  • http://beautyndbest.com/ Shreya

    I use honey and lemon mixture…. thanks for sharing these awesome tips with us .

    • Raghu Nandan

      so how is ur lips now shreya

  • Anjali

    thank yuh!!!!

  • Harsha

    thanks for information

  • http://www.angara.com/ suresh kumawat

    nice article. was looking for something fresh and informative and you gave here some decent points. hmmm thumbs up

  • dyna

    It was really good watching that video ;) thank you

  • Hunter22

    That chick in the video pronounces brows as “bro’s” lmfao XD

  • priya

    if i’ll follow these tips how many days it will take to get rid of dark lips

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Priya, to lighten your dark lips.. you need to follow these tips regularly for atleast three or four weeks to get best results.

  • aaradhana

    the video was fabulous…

  • anna freio

    I used the glycerin for 2 days but nothing happened, in fact it gets dry and dull.

  • Cleo de nfre de Nile

    More than using glycerin I prefer oil while sleeping and it totally works……

  • vriti jain

    Thank you so much…. I will start it by today

  • Anonymous

    Hi here I got the solution for all my skin prob thaaannksss a lottt

  • renu

    Can u share how to reduce the dark color between ur legs. And some effective cures for girls .

  • Anonymous

    thanks for cheap n easy tips…..

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    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      You’re most welcome! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank u very much for ur tips.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      You’re most welcome! :)

  • NEHA

    u can also use butter or malai or aloe vera to get soft and supper lips ……………. article is quite informative

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      You can also apply Malai and Aloe veera on your lips. Rubbing lips for about 15 minutes thrice a week helps soften and moisturize the lips. Also, beets contain a natural red stain which helps in redden your lips instantly. Do try to make your lips rosy.

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Thanks Richa !! for sharing your wonderful tips with us…:-)

  • Rini

    Often indian women are born with brown toned lips that dull out their overall skin tone, so this article is more for women with medium-dark skin. And by lightening they really mean getting them to be more pink or red toned than brown toned. :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/nookreview Hannah Blessing

    If you do not want to tan, use a lip balm that contains SPF. Also, your lips are probably fine whatever color they are. Check with your doctor if you are concerned about their color. Before today, I have never even heard of this problem. So I think it isn’t one! It is one of those things that is a vanity thing, like how some women have to wear make-up all the time. But do you really need to? No. But make-up can protect you from the sun, especially if you use a sun protective lotion under the make-up. Lips are beautiful, whatever color they are!

  • https://www.facebook.com/nookreview Hannah Blessing

    Have your iron levels checked by your doctor. You may be anemic, is why your lips are pale. You need iron in your blood to have the lips that you want.

  • Crystal Cule

    Thank you for the useful tips. I think that I have to try them too. There are a lot of fun to take care of our own beauty and have the better look when talking with the others. I feel really interesting when reading the tips that this post has mentioned because I know that I can try them without worrying about the safety when they are all proven, like you say. And there are also some other safe remedies like this for us to try.