Dark and pigmented, chapped lips are an unpleasant sight for the eye. We consider nice soft pink lips to be a sign of a healthy lifestyle or a person who pays attention to their appearance. Split lips can be very upsetting especially if they are accompanied by bleeding. While chapped lips may be a problem, there is also a bright side of it- the problem can be easily fixed with a simple treatment.
High caffeine intake, chewing tobacco, using cheap cosmetics or many hours of exposure to direct sunlight are just a portion of the many factors that can damage or cause a color change to the lips. We are faced with such an issue most commonly during winter so we can all agree that the cold is a vicious enemy of delicate lips. On the other hand, the summer rays can also prove to be a problem for many who are intolerant of high temperatures and gamma rays.
Expensive products are not the only solution to this type of problem as natural homemade medicine can also lead us to the desired outcome. The time it takes for this treatment to work is not always the same so the instructions are to be used until you’ve achieved your goal.
Reasons your lips go dark
Lips may get darker due to some factors like stress, low blood circulation, using drugs or regular smoking. Although the actual cause for this cannot be found, there are many important details that we must pay attention to. Here we have listed some of the most common reasons that usually contribute to the color change of your lips:
- Excessive use of cosmetics
- Not enough water income, dehydration
- Unhealthy lifestyle, consuming way too much caffeine and hot beverages on a daily basis
- Not enough red blood cells, anemia
- Vitamin deficiency
- Allergic reactions
People say that the prettiest thing you can wear is a smile. However, the smile isn’t only about having shiny white teeth – the lips are included as well. Everyone wants soft, pink lips but for most of us, it seems like a distant dream. To change that all we need to do is give our lips some extra care and attention, so we keep them hydrated and soft.
Chapped and pigmented lips causes
- An unhealthy lifestyle – smoking, stress, bad diet
- Not removing your makeup at night
- Excessive intake of caffeine
- Using cheap quality products
- Using expired lip products
Step 1- Remove dark layer from the lips with a homemade lip scrub!
If you ask me, homemade scrubs are the best thing that could happen to anyone that need a change for the better. Simply take 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix them in a bowl. After that’s done, Dip a cotton bowl in the mixture and apply it on the lips. Leave it on for a minute and gently massage the lips using circular motions. Then, rinse with water and pat the lips dry. You’ll get smooth and soft lips in no time.
Step 2 -Use a homemade lip balm 3-4 times a week!
- Mix 3/4 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. After you make sure it’s mixed thoroughly, store it in a jar with a lid. You can use the lip balm whenever you want to, especially if you feel like your lips need some hydration.
Step 3- The best night lip balm
Simply take the oil from one vitamin E capsule and apply it on your lips. Let it sit overnight and you’ll notice and see the difference in the morning.
When speaking of lip care, it is advisable not to touch nor lick your lips and to remove makeup before going to bed. Also, taking care of your lips both during night and day is crucial which means that putting on some heavy hydrating lip cream to keep your lips from dehydrating while you sleep is always a good idea. For those who want to take extra special care, a massage with nourishing oils to improve blood circulation is a good way to start. Scrubbing your lips is another good idea. This prevents infection and helps your lips stay soft and healthy.
With all these mentioned above, we have covered some of the major factors that you need to pay attention to, but it is also important noting that if you are not taking proper care of your lips, not applying the essential products they need, you will not be able to get the pink natural look that you desire.