Baby soft pink lips not only add on to the appeal of your smile but also your overall beauty and personality. Who doesn’t desire such a beautiful luscious pout like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes or the latest craze, Lena Headey of Game of Thrones fame (our Cersei Lannister, silly!)? And what if we tell you that you can get those gorgeous pink lips at home?
Yes, you heard that right. Whether your lips have lately become pigmented, discoloured, chapped or you aren’t blessed with a pink pout naturally, we are right here to tell you the secrets of getting those kissable rosy curves of your mouth. Just read on to find out how some natural hacks can help improve the texture of the skin of your lips and restore its natural pink colour.
How to Get Pink Lips at Home Naturally
Our lips are more sensitive than you think and there could be several medical and non-medical reasons that might rob off its healthy appearance. Some common reasons include sun damage, dehydration, hormonal imbalance, excessive consumption of caffeine, smoking, environmental pollutants, and using poor-quality cosmetic lip products. But with some effective routine lip care at home as mentioned below, it is possible to treat and reverse the effect naturally.
1.Scrub Your Lips to Remove Dead Skin Cells
Exfoliating the skin of our lips is as important as it is for the rest of the body to get rid of the flaky, dead skin on the surface. But you have to do it cautiously because the skin of the lips is thinner. To prepare a gentle lip scrub at home, mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of cold milk and apply it on your lips three times a week. Let it sit for five minutes and then scrub it off gently before washing off with plain water.
Turmeric powder will gently remove the dead skin of your pout and help it heal while the lactic acid present in milk will help soften and lighten it.
2. Apply Fruit Based Lip Mask
There is always a miracle mask to get you covered for every part of your body. Say goodbye to those dark patches on your pout with a strawberry mask which comes loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants. Smash a strawberry and make a pulp, mix a teaspoon of olive oil and honey with it, and blend together. Apply and leave on the paste on your lips for ten minutes before wiping it away with a damp wash cloth. Use the mask three to four times a week. You will love its nourishing and brightening effect and start noticing the pink tint on your lips!
3. Use Rose Petal Lip Mask
If you don’t find strawberries suitable for your skin, you can go for this alternative mask which is equally effective. Soak five or six fresh rose petals in milk overnight and grind them together in the morning along with a few drops of milk. Make a thick paste of crushed rose petals and cover your lips with it for five to ten minutes. Wash off with plain water. If you have dry lips, you can mix a few drops of honey or cream with this paste.
4. Apply Lemon and Sweet Almond Oil
Lemon is a natural skin toner and bleach. It can be safely used on all skin types to lighten dark spots, sun damage and pigmentation. Mix a few drops of lemon juice and sweet almond oil, apply the concoction on your lips, and leave it overnight. Repeat it every day and you can get back your natural pink lips within three weeks.
5. Apply Lip Balm Regularly
It is very important to keep your lips moisturized. Don’t forget to apply a good lip balm with SPF protection as a follow-up regime after using the scrub and mask to maintain the new texture of your lip skin. Slather it on your pout also before you sleep to wake up to softer, smoother, and plumper pink pout in the morning.
6. Use Glycerin Correctly
All of us know that pure glycerin helps bind moisture to our skin. When used correctly, it can improve the skin’s tone and texture by mitigating pigmentation. Here is how you can use glycerin for lips - dilute it with almond oil, honey or ghee or simply plain water, and apply it directly on your lips. Leave it overnight to get attractive, supple pink lips.
7. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Besides topical applications, drinking adequate quantity of water is also vital to keep your pout healthy. Make it a habit of drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. And you will gradually notice the difference. Know more about skin hydration!
Try out these home remedies and be ready to get surprised to see how you get soft and luscious pink lips at home naturally overnight! Now your lips will proudly say who they miss (wink) and you can thank us later.
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