Welcome back to my skinsatin blog. Today I want to talk about a problem that we can all live one day to another. It’s when our lips are darkened. It’s not very aesthetic and we don’t always see it happen. It’s normal because it’s very vicious. Our lips are don’t become black overnight. No! It would be too simple and predictable! But when we realize it, they are already dark and we have to act. So let’s do it together! Follow the guide of tips and tricks that can get you out of trouble!
How to lighten lips – Why our lips are become dark?
There are several reasons for our lips are to darken, the sun, the bad quality products for the lips , allergies, chemicals, dryness are the main reasons. There are people for whom it’s naturally dark and others who caused this state.
It may be appear on lips that are not protected from the sun by a balm or a cream and this may cause black spot.
2. DRY OR CRACKED LIPS
In winter, it’s more common that the lips become dry because there is less moisture in cold hair. During the cold period the lips need to be more hydrated.
Intense exposure to the sun can be bad for the skin and lips . Some sun’s ray (UVB) can be bad for the lips and accentuate melanin pigments. That’s why it’s good to use sunscreen when you expose yourself a long time in the sun.
Some drugs may cause hyperpigmentation or discoloration of the lips .
Some poor quality lipstick can darken the lips , especially when it used daily. Some poor-quality lipstick are made with product that are not made for the skin. It’s better to buy your lipstick by asking for information, to be sure that you not applied dangerous product on your lips . Or it’s possible that your lipstick is simply mildewed.
Tobacco is one of the first factor that darken the lips. The tobacco making appear dark spot on the lips that enlarge slowly. I have friend who had beautiful pink lips that darken over the time because of the cigarette. But it can become pink again with the cessation of smoking.
How to lighten lips – brightening lips balm or lightening cream
I already talk about lightening cream in my blog. These are cream that slow down the melanin production to fade the black spot on the skin. For the lips balm it isn’t really the same, as I explained to you earlier the lips become darker because of the dryness of the thin skin of the lips , too much exposure to the sun or even the cigarette.
The balm that help lighten the lips, are based on vitamin A and E that allow thin skin of the lips to heal and regenerate themselves. They can contain wheat germ oil that can prevent hyperpigmentation and keeps the lips moisturized.
I would not call them brightening lips balm, but restorative balm, the lips become darker because of external aggression and they need more care than the skin of the rest of the face. The vitamins and nutrients that these balms have, allow the lips to rebuild their health.
How to lighten lips – Tips for lightening lips
To have smooth and soft lips it’s good to make a scrub from time to time.
– scrub with toothbrush:
It’s the most economical tip, just moisten your lips with lukewarm water before gently rubbing them with your toothbrush. You’ll see that it will get rid of dead skin and make your lips smooth again. But don’t do it too much, it could crack your lips.
-a cotton soaked in water
Another tip that doesn’t cost much! It will have to soak a cotton with hot water but not boiling. Wring it out a little before put it on your lips and leave a few moments. Thanks to the heat of the water, the dead skin will soften. Then gently pass the cotton on your lips and you will only have to put a moisturizing balm on your smooth lips. And that’s it!
LIPS MASSAGE WITH TURMERIC POWDER AND COLD MILK
To lighten the lips we can use turmeric powder and a teaspoon of cold milk. Rub the lips with this mixture every day for 5 minutes. It will make your lips look rosier than ever!
LEMON AND SUGAR
Add sugar to a thin slice of lemon and rub gently on the lips . It will reappear the natural color of your lips.
* Why sugar?
Except that the sugar is super good! Its especially a natural exfoliant and can clean the skin in depth. It eliminates the dead cells that darken the lips and it helps prevent dry skin.
* Why lemon?
It’s a very effective brightener. Scientific studies have shown that citric acid helps to brighten the skin. It’s also a very effective disinfectant that deeply purifies.
How to lighten lips – Prevention
To prevent our lips from darkening, there are a lot of little things that we can avoid doing. Then there are things more radical to do to no longer have this problem.
*Coffee and tea =
Abuse tea or coffee may end up staining lips and make them look darker. If you can’t do without coffee or tea, do it like me, drink it with a straw, you won’t have contact with your lips so no darkening.
Protect your lips are from the sun. Without a sunscreen your lips could darken, dry up and irritate. So apply a balm with a sun protection factor during the day.
It’s good to keep your lips moisturized so they don’t darken especially when it’s too hot or too cold. You can apply a moisturizer like Vaseline before going to sleep. You can use a more natural method like applying honey (without swallowing it) or aloe vera. Don’t forget to drink a lot between 6 or 8 glasses a day.
The most radical method is to stop smoking, if you smoke of course! Tobacco nicotine stains your lips and make them duller. It’s not easy, I agree, but when you stop smoking you will improve the appearance of your lips and the health of your skin.
The improvement of the lips appearance that darken, it’s especially bad habit to lose. Applying a lightening cream or balm may help but if you don’t lose your bad habit, the problem will only be repeated. Changing is not easy especially as an adult, but stay in a situation that disturb us because we don’t want to change it’s perhaps not better.
Thank you for taking the time to read me, I hope my solutions could help you and don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
So have a good day or a good evening! Stay cool, sexy and see you soon!