15 Best Home Remedies to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Last Updated: July 6, 2019
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Dark spots on the lips (particularly more on the lower lips) prohibit to expose the facial beauty. These spots may build up for various reasons, like hormonal imbalance, dry lips, excessive iron intake, smoking, taking excessive drinks, old or expired lip care products or lipsticks, vitamin B deficiency, sunburned, some medications, skin diseases, etc.

Anyway, you can get rid of those dark spots on the lips by using some home remedies. Besides, you need to maintain lip and skin care tips.

15 DIY ways to remove dark spots on lips (basically I do these)

1. Use Lemon JuiceHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Lemon juice is great to reduce black spots of the lips. It consists of powerful bleaching stuff that lightens darkness. Put a few drops of lemon juice on your lips and rub them gently with a cotton ball or your fingertips. Don’t massage the lips for more than 2 minutes. If you do it daily, you will notice pink glow slowly on the lips. (lemon juice may dry out the lips, so use a lip balm afterward)

2. Use Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice works amazingly to remove dark patches of the lips. Especially, it can remove black marks from the lower lips. Just take a slice of beetroot and pat your lips with it for 4-5 minutes. It will reduce the dark lines of your lips if you use it for 3 months. The prompt result you will get if you keep the slices in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Use Homemade Lip ScrubHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Exfoliation removes dry skin cells. So, lips look fresh, plain and bright. Exfoliation also increases the blood circulation and helps to renew the cells. Regular exfoliation prevents the formation of dark spots. Don’t exfoliate your lips more than twice a week.

You can use either homemade exfoliators or buy one online. Mix one teaspoon of brown sugar with 5 drops of lemon juice. Stir them well. Apply the mixture to the lips and rub the lips with fingers for one minute. Then wash your lips off and use a regular lip balm.

4. Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another supernatural treatment for skin care. Bleaching feature is available in it. Rub your lips with ACV for one minute. Then wash your lips off and enjoy bright lips. (be careful, ACV can irritate your lips)

5. Use Rose Petals and GlycerinHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

If you are a smoker, this mixer will be a good solution. Just mix some glycerin with some mashed rose petals. Apply this paste to the lips and let it stay for the night. Gradually, it will diminish the dark spots of your lips. See in detail some DIY ways to use rose petals for lip care.

If you are planning to attend any party, function or occasion, you can directly rub some mashed rose petals on the lips. It will add an extra rosy tint to your lips and this will stay for hours. (Men, don’t use it, this color more visible).

6. Use Almond Oil

Almond oil can hydrate the skin fast and slough off dead skin cells that cause darkness on the lips. This oil has a bleaching property that also brightens dark lips.

Put 2-3 drops of pure almond oil on the lips and massage it with your fingertips for 2 minutes. Do it daily at night. And then leave the oil on the lips overnight. In the morning, cleanse your lips off and apply a lip balm.

7. Use TurmericHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Turmeric is a fantastic natural ingredient that can be used for all skin parts. This yellow stuff is rich in antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. It can heal infections and cold sores of the lips. Turmeric is also rich in skin whitening property.

Mix a pinch of each turmeric and nutmeg powder with few drops of water to make a thick paste. Apply it on the lips and wait until it dries. Then rinse your lips off and apply Vaseline. Do it daily once for a few weeks.

8. Eat Balanced Diet

Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for maintaining beautiful smooth skin. Try to take 3 cups of coffee or tea daily. More than this can dry and darken the skin around the lips. Check out your medicines, some medications may cause dark spots on the lips. Excessive intake of iron-rich foods may cause also brown lips.

9. Stop SmokingHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Smoking puts dark spots and stains on the lips. Even, prolonged smoking may cause skin cancer or other infections around your mouth or lips. Stop smoking and you will gradually get back your beautiful lips.

You can also use home remedies, like lemon juice. It will naturally bleach the cigarette stain from the lips. Eat vitamin-rich foods, they will maintain a bright and soft pout. Yea, if you are a woman, you can hide the dark spots with lipstick. But, what if you are a man@?

And, despite trying hard to stop smoking, you could not so. Then read “Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking“. This book will surely help you to quit smoking naturally.

10. Apply Lipstick Correctly

If you are women and have black lips, you can coat your lips with red, rosy, pink or bold colored lipsticks. All spots will go away within seconds and flare up sexier lips.

[ Read Also: 13 Best Lipsticks for Dark Lips ]

11. Keep Your Lips Always MoisturizedHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

Hydrated lips always look bright and soft. Create a habit of using lip balm all year. It will keep the lips supple and healthy. Using lip balm prevents the formation of dryness and dead skin cells on the lips. Burt’s Bees has lots of good quality lip balms. You can pick one from. Before going to the sun, use an SPF lip balm to protect the sunburn and spots.

12. Avoid UV Rays

The sun exposure is harmful to the skin, especially it darkens the facial skin faster as this part is mostly open and are not protected. Try to go less in the sun rays. Use a moisturizer or petroleum jelly on the lips. You can also use sunscreen based products, like the lip balm with SPF. Use SPF 15 if you stay less in the sun and SPF 30 or more if you stay more time.

13. Maintain A Good LifestyleHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

A good lifestyle is helpful for maintaining glowing skin. If you smoke or taking tobacco, give up. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. Take healthy foods and diets. Take exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.

14. Use Good Lip Care Product

Apply cosmetics that are trusted and reliable. Expensive and made with natural component products are generally safe. Expired or old cosmetics should be avoided. (a list of some good lip care products)

15. Go to A DermatologistHow to Remove Dark Spots on Lips

If the above remedies and tips could not remove dark spots on your lips, you should consult with your dermatologist. He/she may show you up why you face dark spots and how to treat it.

Tips and Warnings

  • Excessive sun exposure causes dark spots on the lips and those dark spots can cause skin cancer. But, this is a rare case. Cancer can be associated with lumps. So, always keep your lips covered with SPF lip balm in the sun.
  • You cannot remove the dark spots on your lips overnight. It will take time from 2 to 3 weeks depending on the intensity.
  • More iron intake can often cause dark spots on the lips. Reduce it consulting with your doctor.
  • Never bite or lick your dry lips. It may bleed and cause infections that ultimately give you dark spots.
  • Try avoiding salty, spicy and allergic foods while having lip infections.
  • If any home remedy mentioned above cause any problem, avoid using that.
  • Remove lipstick before sleeping.


Don’t lose your patience. Home remedies take time to cure but they are effective and permanent. The black patches of your lips will vanish away soon if you follow the tips above. If you liked this article, share it with others. And let me know how you removed your dark spots on lips.



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