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.
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
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?
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!
Caution: Please do a patch test before you try any of these methods, in case you are allergic to certain ingredients.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This mask could be used 2-3 times a week as it will gradually help with any kind of discoloration and pigmentation.
Pomegranate contains a compound named ‘punicalagins’ that inhibits melanin production and prevents your lips from getting darker.
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.
You can use this on a regular basis as it’s just a whole dose of goodness for your lips.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Just like you would use your lip balm, you can use this several times a day.
Aloe vera contains hormones like Gibberellins and Auxin that provide anti-inflammatory as well as healing properties. The Vitamin E helps to restore moisture.
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.
To make this special beetroot lip balm, you will need:
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!
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).
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.
Exfoliate with this scrub once or twice a week.
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!
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.
This is really simple!
It can be used daily to treat dry lips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will notice how nourished your lips feel in the first time itself.
You can do this 3-4 times a week.
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.
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.
This can be done on a daily basis.
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.
If you want to keep it simple but want results, then some sweet almond oil may be your answer.
You can do this every single day and even at night before bedtime.
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.
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!