How To Get Soft Pink Lips Naturally August 16, 2017

It’s said that the prettiest thing you can wear is your smile. Your smile is not all about your shiny white teeth, it’s about your lips as well! We all wish to have soft, pink and luscious lips but somehow it seems like a distant dream. Your lips are more sensitive than you think. Chapped, dry, pigmented lips speak volumes about your health.

Your lips deserve some extra care and attention in order to keep them hydrated and restore their natural softness and smoothness. We have a list of a few simple home remedies for naturally pink and soft lips.

First, let’s look at what actually causes dry and pigmented lips to get a deeper insight into the issue.

Chapped And Pigmented Lips Causes

Like I mentioned earlier, your lips are more sensitive and delicate than you think. The skin on your lips is thinner when compared to your face. Your lips do not have any sweat glands, so they require special care on a daily basis to keep them moisturized and looking healthy. The main causes for chapped and discolored lips are attributed to the following reasons

  • An unhealthy lifestyle that includes smoking, a bad diet and stress
  • Dehydration – not drinking enough water
  • Excessive intake of caffeine
  • Using expired lip products
  • Using cheap quality products
  • Not removing your makeup at night
  • Anemia
  • Exposing yourself to the sun and pollution

Now, with our fast-paced lives, it gets hard to keep tab on all these factors and we tend to forget keeping ourselves hydrated enough or wearing a lip balm that contains SPF in it. But it’s important to be mindful to protect our lips and prevent any damage.

Let’s get to the action bit now, shall we?

How To Get Soft Pink Lips Naturally?

Here are some simple DIY remedies for naturally soft and pink lips that you can do in the comfort of your home. Do them religiously, and in time, you will achieve what you desire!

  1. Lip Balm And Wash Cloth/ Tooth Brush Combo
  2. Pomegranate Seeds Mask<
  3. Honey And Lemon Mask
  4. Crushed Rose Petals Lip Mask
  5. Cocoa and Chocolate Lip Therapy
  6. Hello Aloe Vera Gel Mask
  7. Beetroot Lip Balm
  8. Sugar And Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil Lip Scrub
  9. Lemon And Glycerin Lip Mask
  10. Milk and Turmeric Exfoliator
  11. Strawberry Lip Mask
  12. Coriander Lip mask
  13. Almond oil and Lemon Drops

Caution: Please do a patch test before you try any of these methods, in case you are allergic to certain ingredients.

1. Lip Balm And Wash Cloth/ Tooth Brush Combo

1. Lip Balm And Tooth Brush Combo To Make Your Lips Soft And Pink Pinit

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This is one of the most basic and effective ways to get rid of dry, flaky and chapped lips. I swear it works wonderfully, every time! If you leave the lip balm on your lips, overnight, it’s even better.

What You Need 

  1. A good quality lip balm of thick consistency
  2. A soft tooth brush or wash cloth

Step by Step Process

  1. Start by applying a thick layer of lip balm all over your lips. The best time to do this is at night before you go to bed. It acts as a much-needed intensive night treatment.
  2. Once you wake up and the lip balm seems to have been absorbed by your lips, use a damp tooth brush to gently massage and exfoliate your lips to remove dead skin.
  3. You can also use a damp wash cloth instead of a tooth brush.
  4. Wipe off any excess balm to reveal fresh, moisturized lips.

How Often Do You Need To Do This?

Just like moisturizer for your skin, a lip balm is essential, and you can use the wash cloth method every morning. Applying a thick layer of lip balm at bedtime only has its benefits! You will wake up to soft, smooth lips. The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Balm is a great option as it contains some amazing ingredients.

How It Works?

Regular exfoliation in its gentlest form that is by using lip balm helps in efficiently removing the dead and flaky skin on the surface. It helps to store and replenish moisture and heals cracks as well. It’s a win-win!

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2. Pomegranate Seeds Mask

Pomegranate Seeds Mask To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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Pomegranate as a fruit in itself has extensive health benefits. I’d suggest you make some juice and drink it down. But if you ask me what to you do with the left over seeds, here’s my tip. Use them to make your own fruity exfoliator! It does wonders for lightening dark lips and giving them a rosy touch.

What You Need 

  1. Crushed pomegranate seeds
  2. Cold milk cream (malai)

Step by Step Process

  1. Slice open a pomegranate, get the seeds out and crush them up.
  2. Mix the crushed seeds with cream to form a good old paste.
  3. On clean lips, apply this paste and leave it on for ten minutes.
  4. Wash off with warm water.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

This mask could be used 2-3 times a week as it will gradually help with any kind of discoloration and pigmentation.

How It Works?

Pomegranate contains a compound named ‘punicalagins’ that inhibits melanin production and prevents your lips from getting darker.

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3. Honey And Lemon Mask

Honey And Lemon Mask To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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We are all aware of the goodness of honey and lemon. These two go together like carrots and peas. It’s a miraculous combination remedy for so many problems. Honey is a natural moisturizer while lemon juice acts as natural bleach.

What You Need 

  1. One teaspoon honey
  2. 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  3. A glass container

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix the two ingredients and blend them together in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply this lip mask and leave it on your lips for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with warm water and follow up with a layer of lip balm.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

You can use this on a regular basis as it’s just a whole dose of goodness for your lips.

How It Works 

Honey, as you know is a natural humectant, and it helps to intensively moisturize your lips. Lemon, on the other hand, is a natural lightening agent and using this over time will help you.

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4. Crushed Rose Petals Lip Mask

Crushed Rose Petals Lip Mask To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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Rose petals are another wonderful way to achieve the ‘rosy’ pink lips every woman desires. This remedy is great for discoloration and lightening of dark, patchy lips. Let’s learn how to achieve that.

What You Need 

  1. 5-6 rose petals
  2. 1/2 cup of milk

Step by Step Process

  1. Start with soaking a few rose petals in milk over night.
  2. In the morning, strain the petals and mash them using a pestle.
  3. Add a few drops of milk to the mashed petals to form a paste.
  4. Apply it on your lips and leave it on for a good 15 minutes.
  5. Wash with cold water.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

As this is a very gentle remedy, it can be used on a daily basis or even as a form of night treatment. In time, you will notice significant changes!

How It Works 

Rose petals contain natural oils and sugars. They help lock moisture into dry skin cells. Milk, on the other hand, is a natural moisturizer. Rose petals are also anti-inflammatory in nature.

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5. Cocoa and Chocolate Lip Therapy

Cocoa and Chocolate Lip Therapy To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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Can you think of a more mouth watering lip treatment than actually using chocolate on your lips? Well, good news – chocolate is perfect for dry, dehydrated lips. This remedy is simply delish!

What You Need

  1. One teaspoon cocoa butter
  2. Two squares of unsweetened dark chocolate
  3. One vitamin E capsule

Step by Step Process

  1. Start by melting the chocolate squares and cocoa butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add the oil from the Vitamin E capsule to this mixture.
  3. Pour the mask into a container, allow it to cool.
  4. Once it’s cool, apply a good layer of the mask onto your lips.
  5. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

Whenever your lips feel dehydrated or feel like they lack any moisture in them, just dab this yummy mask onto your lips and say hello to soft, lush lips!

How It Works

The ingredients in dark chocolate help in improving hydration and thickness. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants. This lip therapy is great to nourish and repair dry, lifeless lips.

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6. Hello Aloe Vera Gel Mask

Aloe Vera Gel Mask To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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Aloe vera gel is magical. It’s the most versatile plant on the face of our planet, and we can use it as a great lip treatment. If you have any cuts or such on your lips or if they need more hydration, then aloe vera gel mixed with coconut oil or olive oil works wonders.

What You Need 

  1. Fresh aloe vera gel
  2. Olive oil or coconut oil

Step by Step Process

  1. Take a fresh leaf of aloe vera gel, slice it from the middle.
  2. Scoop out the gel using a spoon and put it in a glass container.
  3. Add a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil into the gel.
  4. You can use this as you would use your lip balm.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

Just like you would use your lip balm, you can use this several times a day.

How It Works 

Aloe vera contains hormones like Gibberellins and Auxin that provide anti-inflammatory as well as healing properties. The Vitamin E helps to restore moisture.

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7. Beetroot Lip Balm

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Beetroot is known for its natural color and the boundless benefits it brings to your skin and your overall health. This beetroot lip balm also acts as a temporary lip stain. It acts as a natural exfoliator and will help you lighten pigmented lips with usage over time.

What You Need 

To make this special beetroot lip balm, you will need:

  1. 1/2 teaspoon beetroot powder
  2. One tablespoon shea butter
  3. Two tablespoon olive oil
  4. One tablespoon beeswax pellets
  5. A tiny lip balm jar

Step by Step Process

  1. Start with adding the shea butter, olive oil and beeswax in a glass jar.
  2. Use a saucepan to heat water and place the jar with the contents in the pan.
  3. Stir until the ingredients melt and blend together.
  4. Add the beetroot powder and mix.
  5. Transfer the content into containers and let it cool down to set.
  6. Dab some on your lips to try your new awesome lip balm!

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

As this is a lip balm, you can use it whenever you feel your lips lack moisture or you need some hydration. Besides, it leaves this gorgeous red stain too!

How It Works 

Here’s the deal with this lip balm – shea butter (contains Vitamins A and E, both of which soothe chapped lips), olive oil (works as a natural conditioner for your skin), beetroot (contains vulgaxanthin and betanin. They are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature which helps lighten discolored lips), beeswax (creates a protective shield for your lips. It is also one of the main ingredients in lip balms).

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8. Sugar And Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil Lip Scrub

Sugar And Olive Oil Lip Scrub To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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Exfoliation is important – be it for your body, face or lips. It helps remove the barrier of dead skin cells and uncover fresh new cells. This sugar and oil scrub is an excellent way to exfoliate and nourish your lips, it’s one extra step with extra benefits.

What You Need 

  1. One table spoon brown sugar or white sugar
  2. One table spoon olive oil or coconut oil (use extra virgin oil for added benefits)

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix one table spoon of brown sugar or white sugar with 1 table spoon of olive or coconut oil in a glass bowl.
  2. Scoop out a little mixture and gently scrub your lips in circular motions.
  3. Wipe the scrub off using a damp cloth and finally moisturize your lips with a balm.

How Often Do You Need To Do This?

Exfoliate with this scrub once or twice a week.

How It Works

Sugar is a great humectant (this means it helps in retaining moisture). So while exfoliating, you aren’t drying out your lips. The oil helps you nourish and moisturize your lips. It’s a very effective method and works for everyone!

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9. Lemon And Glycerin Lip Mask

Lemon And Glycerin Lip Mask To Get Soft Pink Lips Pinit

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If you are suffering from extremely dry, flaky and pigmented lips, this mask would be ideal for you as glycerin is incredibly hydrating and lemon is a natural lightening agent. Let’s look at how to make this amazing mask.

What You Need 

  1. One teaspoon lemon juice
  2. One teaspoon glycerin
  3. A container

Step by Step Process

This is really simple!

  1. Mix the lemon juice with the glycerin.
  2. Store in a container (you can keep it refrigerated for a whole week).
  3. Apply on clean lips using a brush or your finger.

How Often Do You Need To Do This?

It can be used daily to treat dry lips.

How It Works

As we all know, glycerin is a great moisturizing agent. It will help keep your lips looking plump and supple. Lemon is magical and does wonders to reduce pigmentation.

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10. Milk and Turmeric Exfoliator

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If you want to make your lips looking naturally pink and fresh, then cold milk with a little turmeric is an ideal remedy to treat discoloration and pigmentation. This formula helps to brighten up your lips, giving them the natural sheen that you’ve always desired.

What You Need 

  1. One teaspoon cold milk
  2. Half a teaspoon turmeric powder

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix the cold milk with some turmeric powder to form a paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your lips and leave it on for about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Gently scrub it off once it sits.
  4. Wash with warm water and dab some lip balm on.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

This can be done every alternate day, and in time, you will see a huge difference. It will help in improving the overall health of your lips.

How It Works

Turmeric contains healing properties and milk is a natural moisturizing agent. These two miracle ingredients clubbed together will work wonders for pigmented lips and will help you get soft and pink lips.

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11. Strawberry Lip Mask

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This strawberry lip mask is amazing for exfoliation and brightening up dull, lifeless lips.

If you want rosy, younger looking lips, whip this remedy up and use it religiously to achieve the desired results.

What You Need

  1. One strawberry
  2. A teaspoon of honey
  3. A teaspoon of olive oil

Step by Step Process

  1. Crush a strawberry until it’s well mashed in a glass container.
  2. Add a teaspoon of honey and mix well.
  3. Finally, add a few drops of olive oil and blend all the ingredients together.
  4. On clean lips, apply this mask using your finger and let it sit for a good 10 minutes.
  5. Using a damp wash cloth, wipe the mask away.

You will notice how nourished your lips feel in the first time itself.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

How It Works

Strawberries contain a great amount of vitamin C and a whole load of antioxidants that prevent aging besides brightening and adding vitality to your skin. Honey helps retain moisture and olive oil thoroughly nourishes your lips.

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12. Coriander Lip Mask

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Coriander has the ability to treat pigmentation and discoloration. If these are your main concerns and you want pink, lush looking lips, this is one of the best tricks in the book.

What You Need

  1. Five leaves of coriander

Step by Step Process

  1. Crush the coriander leaves until they turn into a fine paste.
  2. Apply this mixture directly onto your lips and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water and wipe away any traces with a damp wash cloth.
  4. Apply some lip balm.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

This can be done on a daily basis.

How It Works

Coriander consists of a compound called Umbelliferone which helps in reducing pigmentation. Regular use of this mask will help lighten the lips and will make them pinker.

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13. Almond Oil and Lemon Drops

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If you want to keep it simple but want results, then some sweet almond oil may be your answer.

What You Need

  1. A few drops of almond oil
  2. A few drops of lemon juice

Step by Step Process

  1. Mix the almond oil and lemon juice together.
  2. Apply this just like you would apply a lip balm and leave it on.

How Often Do You Need To Do This? 

You can do this every single day and even at night before bedtime.

How It Works

Almond oil is so full of goodness that it will help rejuvenate the dead cells on your lips and also prevent them from getting dry or chapped. It will also help to make them supple and pink. Lemon will also help lighten pigmented lips.

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So those were some of our simple, all-natural remedies to get pink lips naturally. Although it’s not possible to magically fix your lips overnight or within 15 days, don’t give up! Pick something that works best for you and stick to it consistently. It’s not that hard to transform your lips to the soft, pink lips that you’ve always desired. Give your lips just a little bit of extra love that they deserve, and you shall be rewarded with baby-soft, pink lips!

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  • avantika

    itssssssssssssssss nyc

  • Jane Sanchez

    No work

  • shweta

    try sebamed lip balm

  • Hailey Cohen

    Use living libations lip and cheek tint the best

  • Emmanuel

    iTz cOol lEtz tRy d!Zz..

  • Anonymous

    Thank you

  • Shona sneha

    I like all tips….. thank u….

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

    Hey Abbie, glad that u found the article to be useful..and also suggest your friends to try them too…:-)

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

    Dear Manjula, there can be many causes of dark lips. Some of the main causes of dark lips are excessive exposure to direct sunlight, an allergic reaction, use of low-quality cosmetics, chewing tobacco, excessive smoking, high caffeine intake, pigmentation and hormonal imbalances. You can try a couple of home remedies to lighten your lips naturally, such as:
    1. Lemon – Lemon is often used to treat dark skin patches and spots, and you can use it to naturally lighten dark lips, too. The bleaching property in lemon works well as a simple yet powerful remedy for dark lips. Squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on your lips before going to bed. Follow this simple remedy daily for one to two months.
    2. Olive oil – Olive oil can also be used to make your lips lively and vibrant. Olive oil contains many essential nutrients to nurture your lips and its moisturizing property will make them soft. Apply a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on your lips and massage it gently. Do this daily before going to bed.

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

    Hey Manjula, thats great that you are careful about the products you use and do not indulge in smoking or chewing tobacco as it may cause severe damage to health. Do try out the remedies and share your experience with us !!

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

    Hi Priya, some of the home remedies you can try to lighten lips are:
    1. Lemon and honey pack – mix equal parts of lemon juice and honey. Coat your lips with this mix, leave it for an hour and then wipe it off with a soft wet wipe. This process can be done as many times a day to remove tan and pigmentation. This serum can be refrigerated and used for a week.
    2. Almond oil – apply almond oil on the lips before going to bed. Almond oil helps to reduce discoloration.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful !