If you happen to have dark lips, you are sure to feel diffident. But, the fact is that with a little effort, you can easily lighten them. The easiest step to get them lightened is to ‘exfoliate’ your lips by brushing them as you brush your teeth in the morning. It will help in removing the accumulated dead cells and will even favour the growth of fresh ones. However, it is important to wear lip balm immediately after brushing them. If in case your lips are chapped and dehydrated, it is a wise move to apply Vaseline on them daily with a soft brush.
It is also advisable to pamper your lips with your favourite lip balm daily before you go to bed. Providing the body with adequate water is also essential to ensure lip health. You need to drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Water effectively pumps up the lips. The lip balm that you wear should be one with SPF 15 or higher in order to protect the lips from extreme sun.
Lipsticks that you apply should cover the entire lip. Then only will the lipstick look pretty on your lips. It is better to go for mild varieties of lip shade as strong lip stick shades are likely to contain certain chemicals that blacken your lips. If you are sleeping in air conditioned rooms, it is advisable to apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly, preferably with your finger tips, evenly on your lips. Such a practice is sure to make your lips look more fresh and red the next day.
Dark lips might also be the result of an unhealthy diet. It is important to care for your lips well by supplying it with essential vitamins and other nutrients. Ensure that your daily diet contains more fresh fruits. It is advisable to keep away from caffeine and smoking. Drinking red date’s water is also found to help in reddening your lips.