Soft and pink lips is the desire of everyone whether man or woman. If you live in Lagos and you have passed the popular Ikeja under bridge, you will have met the boys selling pink lips cream there. These young men advertise their wares to every passerby and cajole them to give the products a try. I have never tried any of these creams but the lips of these young men look bleached and not attractive at all.
Your lips are extremely sensitive, susceptible to everything you do and everything you are exposed to. 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, and hormonal imbalances.
A few simple home remedies are all you need to get softer, smoother, and pinker lips.
Moisturize Your Lips
If you want your lips to be soft and pink, you must keep them moisturized. Use lip balm or petroleum jelly on the lips to keep it moisturized.Water keeps lips moisturized. Not only is water good for your lips but it is good for most everything in the human body.
Exfoliate with a toothbrush.
One of the best ways to get naturally pink lips is to regularly exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush.
All you need to do is dampen a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently rub your lips using small circular motions.This removes dead skin and stimulates blood flow to the lips, making them soft and pink.
Massage with Lemon Juice
Lemon and sugar works well too. Cut a thin slice from a lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and then rub your lips with this combination on a regular basis.
Mix Honey, Almond Oil, and Sugar
Use this combination on your lips, massaging it in for about ten minutes.
Mix Turmeric Powder with Milk
Use this combination of products on your lips to get your desired lip colour. It is quite effective as there have been reports of wonderful results.
Use Pomegranate Seeds and Milk
You can mash up the seeds and mix it with a little quantity of milk cream. If you apply this home remedy to your lips on a regular basis, you will definitely start to watch them becoming redder as well as fuller. Don’t forget the great thing about this remedy is that there are of course no side effects.
Apply Berry Mixture
Berries for example raspberries as well as strawberries help to lighten dark lips. Make a paste using raspberries, mix with a little aloe vera juice and pure honey. After using this homemade paste, leave it on for just five minutes before rinsing it off. You can use a lip balm afterwards.