18 Home remedies to lighten dark lips. How to get pink lips?

There are many factors that cause dry and dark lips such as allergies, smoking, excessive caffeine intake, sun exposure, hormonal imbalances and low quality cosmetics. But, there are many natural ways to lighten dark lips. Here are some natural home remedies for pink and soft lips.


Lemon juice works as a natural skin cleanser; it removes the dirt and dead skin cells. Lemon contains skin lightening and bleaching properties such as Vitamin C and citric acid.

1. Massage with lemon juice

Gently rub/massage fresh lemon juice to lips daily for 5 minutes to make it bright and glowing. Do this before going to bed and leave it overnight, wash it off in the morning.

2. Lemon-Sugar

Take fresh thin slice of lemon and sprinkle a bit of sugar on inner part of lemon. Gently rub it your lips for 5-10 minutes to exfoliate the skin of lips. This remedy will remove dead skin cells and lightens the lip skin by removing dirt and increasing blood circulation in the lips.

3. Lemon-honey-glycerin

Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush and then apply mixture of fresh lemon juice (½ teaspoon), honey (½ teaspoon) and glycerin (2-3 drops) to lighten dark lips naturally. Do this daily before going to bed. Leave the mixture overnight and wash off in the morning.


Potato contains a natural enzyme called catecholase which helps to lighten the dark skin of face and lips.

4. Rub potato slices

Take thin potato slice and rub/massage it on your lips for 5-10 minutes every day to lighten your dark.

5. Apply potato juice

Extract 1 tablespoon of potato juice from raw potato by crushing and blending it. Apply this juice over the lips before going to sleep and leave it for overnight. Rinse it off in the morning.

6. Potato-lemon juice

Prepare 1 teaspoon smooth paste of raw potato; add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of honey in it. Mix them properly and gently massage your lips for 5-20 minutes and apply reaming paste on the lips, then wash it off after 30-45 minutes. Do this twice a day.

Olive oil

Olive oil contains vitamin E and A, it also contains very rare and strong antioxidants called hydroxytyrosol, which prevents radical damage on skin cells, that’s why olive oil is very beneficial in anti aging and anti wrinkles treatment. It has anti-inflammatory properties and works as natural skin moisturizer.

7. Massage with Olive oil

Apply olive oil on the lips and gently massage for 5-10 minutes daily before going to sleep to lighten the darkness of the lips.

8. Olive-sugar scrub

Mix 5-8 drops of extra virgin olive oil with half teaspoon of sugar and gently scrub/massage your lips for 5 minutes with this mixture. Do this 3-4 times a week. Lip scrubbing restores the natural shade of the lips and removes darkness of the lips by exfoliating them within few weeks.

9. Mustard oil- cocoa butter

You can also use mustard oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil and cocoa butter for glowing lips. Simply apply the oil every day before going to sleep. But the olive oil is the best among the others, as it does not have any side effects.


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