Hyperpigmentation around mouth – Best Effective Solutions

Hello welcome back to my skinsatin blog. Today I want to talk about an annoying problem especially for the women. I have a friend who has a long been disturbed by the hyperpigmentation around her lips. She said she felt like having a mustache all the time. I did’didn’t want to disturb her so I told her it was okay, but we must admit that it wasn’t very discreet and certainly very disturbing for her. Unfortunately for her even a concealer didn’t hide this problem.

I have to say I crossed a lot of skin problems especially with hyperpigmentation but i have never suffered from the problem that I’ll talk about today. But you know what? Hyperpigmentation around the lips or elsewhere on the body, it remains a problem that I know. So I remained in solidarity and we sought a solution together. The good news is that we have found several solutions that have finally solved her problem and that what I am going to talk you about today.

Hyperpigmentation around mouth – Why?

Hyperpigmentation around mouth may appear for several reasons:

1. The Sun:

If the reason is the sun, it doesn’t appear overnight, it takes years. Unfortunately when they appeared it’s very difficult to make them disappeared without treatment. It can still be overcome by several scrubs and lightening cream, because it’s just on the skin surface.

2. Melasma

These are dark spots that start to appear on the upper lip because of hormonal changes. These changes happen during adolescence, pregnancy or taking the contraceptive pills. When these hormones combine with the sun exposure hyperpigmentation around mouth appear. They are very easy to treat but can reappear.

3. Posflamatory Hyperpigmentation:

Dark skins can develop dark spot after a pimple or burn. Don’t worry! It returns to normal after three to six months. It takes longer because melanin is lodged deeper into the skin.

4. Saliva + Cold

When it’s cold outside some persons tend to moisturize with their tong the outline of the mouth and it can darken the skin because it becomes too wet.

Hyperpigmentation around mouth – Naturals Solutions

It’s always good to see a doctor to make sure that your hyperpigmentation around mouth has nothing to do with a health problem.

1. Lemon juice solution

– Mix the juice of 1/4 of a lemon with a tablespoon of yogurt or honey. Wet the face with warm water. Spread the mixture over the stain around the mouth. Let it dry and rinse gently with hot water.

– If you want a stronger treatment, put directly a half lemon juice over the stain around your mouth.

Make this treatment in the evening for avoid sun exposure

2. Aloe vera gel

– Spread aloe vera gel over the dark stain. It will moisturize your skin and help it to heal. Aloe vera is more effective on dark skin.

3. Turmeric mask

*Wholemeal flour


*Lemon juice


-In a bowl pour the ingredients in equal proportion (1 teaspoon each) and mix until having a compact paste.

-Spread this mixture over the skin around the mask and leave on 10 to 15 minutes.

-Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean towel.

-Repeat 2 to 3 times a week until you reach your result.

Hyperpigmentation around mouth – Medical Solutions

Dermatologist: Don’t hesitate to ask the help of a dermatologist who will give a treatment to follow. Even before trying natural solution don’t wait to see a doctor, this may be the beginning of a more serious skin problem.

1. Cream containing chemicals

The doctor will propose you a cream with chemicals inside. They often propose cream with hydroquinone which can be carcinogenic to humans. I wouldn’t accept it even from my doctor because of this problem. If I talk to you about it, it’s because a doctor will certainly propose it to you. It’s up to you to see if you accept it or not. I recognize that it’s a very effective substance. What you can do, as with a cream as strong you see results in a few days, as soon as you see the disappearance of the stain you can change for a cream without prescription which won’t have this controversial substance.

2. Laser treatment

It is the most effective treatment to treat the hyperpigmentation around mouth. But nothing is perfect, this treatment are not always permanent. It depends on the genetic, how you expose yourself to UV, your daily hygienic habits. And this treatment is much more expensive.

3. TCA peeling

I told you about it in another of my articles. It’s a pretty powerful peel with glycolic acid. Your dermatologist can offer it to you to treat your skin in depth. Keep in mind that as the laser treatment, this peel isn’t permanent. The effect will last longer if you stay away from the sun.

Hyperpigmentation around mouth – How to prevent ?

To prevent this hyperpigmentation it is good to:

– Remove makeup every night with a moisturizing milk

– The exfoliation favors the elimination of pigmented cells which will facilitate the penetration of a lightening cream

– Sunscreen, to avoid the appearance or aggravation of hyperpigmentation around mouth it is good to protect from the sun even in winter and of course in summer. A good sunscreen will limit the stimulation of melanin.

– Stop smoking, I know it’s a really hard decision but the cigarette dehydrates the skin which become dull and gray which favors the appearance of hyperpigmentation.


Good health of the body and skin is an everyday issue. Our skin condition can also reflect our overall health. Taking care of your skin isn’t always enough. Sometimes there are also habits to change to have good results. By the time I started to take care of my acneic skin, I realized that my nutrition habits and my lifestyle in general have something to do with it.

Behavioral changes are not easy to do, it takes a lot of willpower. So don’t be discourage and go step by step. In my opinion, it is only by slowly changing its habit and not brutally that we managed to do a lasting positive change. It’s like a diet, change everything at once is too violent. But for your skin eat healthy, drink more water than soda, stop smoking, sleep more, make sport …, all this will not happen at once. So take your time, make one change at a time and you get there.

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!



  1. Thanks for listing a wide range of chemical, medical and natural solutions. I really like your point that it’s a gradual process that takes patience and discipline. I think people could really benefit from reading this article early on in their lives, so they develop the right habits for clearer skin.

    • Thanks for your kind comment.
      Yes, it’s better to know that natural ingredients have a slower
      reaction than chemicals. Patience and regularity are the keys in this

  2. Perfect body and skin health is a daily problem. Our skin condition shows our overall health.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      It’s so true, the skin is our health’s mirror.
      If you take care of you inside your body, your skin
      will not have too much problems.

  3. A friend has been suffering this lip problem, don’t really know how hers came about maybe from sun exposure since she does mostly fieldwork. Will save this page for her. I’m sure this will be a lot helpful to her.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      There are several factor who can darken lips.
      The sun is one of them but it can
      also be genetic.
      I hope this advices can help your fiend.

  4. Hyperpigmentation around the lips is a serious problem around here because alot of people I know are having this problem even just truly. Good I across this post I will have to try this out.

  5. Turmeric mask is very effective. My brother got hyperpigmentation around his month during the summer and he tried this mask and for only 2 weeks, there is visible changes.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Yes it is a great mask I made once a month.
      Thank you for the example that you gave it can help others to
      know that is really effective.
      Happy New Year!

  6. Another neat list of natural solutions for skin problems. Nature is really awesome, and you’re even more awesome putting together these simple recipes for a wonderful beauty regimen. Thanks for this wonderful article!

    • Thanks for your nice comments.
      I always try to find cheap and effective tips
      so that everyone can take care of themselves.

  7. I have experienced a slightly different problem but somehow related, where my lips gets so dry and even cracks when its hot and dry. I will try moisturize especially with aloe vera.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Great initiative, when your lips are
      not enough moisturize it can darken the skin.
      It’s better to prevent and moiturize them.

  8. There’s a lot of things that can be done with lemon and thankfully it could also help the hyperpigmentation problem. I will try and use natural products first before trying on the prescription creams.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Yes, lemon could help for a lot of
      skin issues but you have to be patient
      to see results. Natural products take time to react.

  9. Many things can be done with a lemon. It can solve the hyperpigmentation issue.

  10. Thank you so much for this! My mouth has been having some pigmentation and it’s starting to scare me. Good thing I saw this article and immediately tried it! Thank goodness it worked out good for me.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      I hope it can help you, take your time
      but the result can be amazing if you are

  11. I haven’t experienced hyperpigmentation around the mouth. My main problem are my lips drying out, so it’s really a must to moisturize every day

  12. Such useful and practical tips, thank you! I am lucky as I don’t have hyperpigmentation on my lips yet and I mostly use a sunscreen as I am always out in the sun during work.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      It’s nice continue to take care
      of your skin, It’s important to feel
      good in ourself.

  13. Most of the natural remedies you have listed above work perfectly. For instance, honey, aloe vera juice, and turmeric have worked for many people suffering from this condition.Thanks for sharing this post.

  14. I believe the sun isn’t really good for any part of the body may be apart from the early morning sun,it tends to damage it. But it alright since the damaged ones can be remedied with lightening cream and scrubs

  15. I think all makeup should be taken off from the different body parts after the daily routine, especially for the ladies. This will help to limit hyperpigmentation on the face I believe.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      When I said to take off the makeup, it’s not
      just makeup, it’s all the impurities that the
      pores of your skin can absorb during the day. Even if
      you dont’t wear makeup, it’s better to take a makeup
      remover at night to remove impurities.

  16. Honestly, I see hyperpigmentation around the mouth of several women..I thought it’s a normal thing..Great share..I really find this informative

    • Thanks for your comment.
      The hyperpigmentation, around mouth or
      anywhere else on the body is never normal, but
      it’s not dangerous at all.

  17. I’m grateful I got bumped on your blog. I am currently experiencing hyperpigmentation around my mouth, and I should try the Naturals Solutions.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      The natural solutions can be really effective.
      you just have to be persistent and

  18. I have suffered hyperpigmentation but not close to my lips. As you indicated in this review, aloe and lemmon are very helpful.

  19. I like the natural solution more than the medical solutions. However if it persists I’m always ready to employ the medical solutions.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      The natural solution is great but the
      result is longer than the medical remedies.
      Choose what suits you best!

  20. The aloe vera gel sounds like a good solution. I already use aloe vera for a lot of things 🙂

  21. I agree with you sometimes it isn’t always about applying things to our skin, lifestyle and habit change could just be what we really want or need to do to get our skin glowing.

  22. So honey isn’t just for cough it can as well be used for hyperpigmentation. It’s really good that some things can be used for the body in diverse ways.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Yes honey is a great product for
      lightening the skin. It can help
      in many skin problems.

  23. Based on your explanation, my hyperpigmenation could be caused by the sun. Because my lips get so dry or even have small cracks when exposed to sun for long. I believe this solution will work great.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      It’s really important to hydrate your skin very often,
      it can really help for the color of your skin.

  24. Hyperpigmentation happens to me when I travel for long hours during my canvassing assignment. I am on the road and even if I drive and stay inside the car, I still wear sunscreen nowadays to avoid it. I also apply face mask every night mixed with aloe vera.

  25. These natural products are also applicable to be used not just for the mouth area but for the whole face. Especially aloe vera, it gives a soothing effect if you got sun burnt.

  26. Hyperpigmentation around the mouth can be prevented if people can be a little hygienic. I always prefer a lifestyle change if need be than actually treating a problem.

  27. I will definitely try out most of the natural ways and I’m sure it will work for my lips. I do prefer natural body’s solution for no side effects.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Aloe vera is one of the best
      natural remedies for the skin. That’s why
      we can find it in lot of cosmetics.

  28. Nice of you to put together these natural and cheap ways of getting hyperpigmentation off the lips. You are doing a super awesome job.

  29. I don’t think many know the hyperpigmentation around their lips is abnormal,I do see this around peoples lips and never of it to be abnormal. good that there are natural remedies for it.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Hyperpigmentation around mouth is not dangerous, so
      it depends on each person. You can stay with it, the most
      imoprtant thing is to feel good with yourself.

  30. Aloe vera is so medicinal and a good natural remedy for the skin . I have read about it online and I recommend it to people that need a clean skin.

  31. I have learned from this site that most skin problems have natural solutions. This will really make people take care of the skin with minimal cost.

  32. I always make sure i remove my make-up before going to bed. Its great now i now it prevents hyperpigmentation.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      We need to remove our make up even if we
      don’t wear make up, because we always have impurities
      on our skin at the end of the day.

  33. Most of the facial creams and body lotions i use always contain aloe vera. Thanks for highlighting it, i now know its benefits.

  34. Laser treatment is always expensive for any thing it will be used for. But one can afford especially for the lip hyperpigmentation, I think it will be an effective option.

    • Thanks for your comment.
      Yes medical option is always fast and effective.
      Some people may not be able to pay.

  35. Awesome information on how to get rid of lips hyperpigmentation. My question is when can someone go for laser treatment, is it after trying out the natural remedies and there didn’t work.

  36. I am a smoker and it has severely affected my skin. I’m trying to quit but it isn’t so easy.

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