What to Use If Lips Are Dark

What to Use If Lips Are Dark

Last Updated: July 19, 2017

Your skin is fair, but lips have been dark for some bad habits, like smoking, taking lots of caffeine (coffee or tea), moving huge time in the UVA/UVB rays etc. Or you could not take care of your lips properly. Warm wind also causes dark lips if you cannot protect your lips from warm weather, like winter.

Read Also: How to take care of your lips from morning to night

The dark skin people usually have dark lips. They rarely get bright or pink lips. In this case, you have also options to get bright lips by reducing the amount of pigmentation of your lips.What to Use If Lips Are Dark

It is easy to get back pink lips for the white-skin girls if they have turned their lips dark.

Anyway, guys, what you should use if your lips got dark or you have dark lips in nature.

What to Use If Lips Are Dark

You may get a great number of cosmetics or products in the shop or online markets to lighten the black lips. Actually, in the modern time, it is not a hard task to cover the skin with a beautiful foundation that can make your skin gorgeous and charming.

But, in this article, I will emphasize on the use of home remedies if your lips are dark, brown, black or discolored. Home remedies are effective and safe to the skin.

Well, let me show you.

The Effective Natural Ingredients for Dark Lips

1. Lemon JuiceWhat to Use If Lips Are Dark

Very few natural remedies are as powerful as lemon juice to lighten the skin. You know, lemon is used to produce various detergent powders because it has a great bleaching feature that removes the dirt of the clothing.

In the same way, it is active enough to bleach the upper layer of the skin that is often covered with dirt, impurities, dry skin, dead skin or flaky skin (so lips look dark). Just rub your lips with lemon juice for 2 minutes. Do it once or twice a day. Continue it and enjoy a better result.

Or you can also mix some lemon juice with honey. Apply this mixture on the lips and rub them for one minute. Do it 2-3 times a week and you will get a faster result. This combination also works for the smoker’s lips.

2. Cucumber Slice

Cucumber is a very common item to the girls for their skin or beauty care. Mostly they use its raw material on the face. Cucumber helps to reduce the discoloration of the skin, especially under the eyes. It reduces the puffiness and soothes the eyes.

(Read my article “how to remove dark circles under the eyes”. It will help you to obtain beautiful skin around the eyes.)

Just abrade a slice of cucumber on your lips for a few minutes, once or twice a day. It gradually gives you lighter lips, also hydrates the lip skin that looks really tender and young.

3. Rose Petals

If you want the rose or pinkish lips, nothing will be as workable as the rose petals. It not only covers up your lips with a rosy tint but also hydrates, soothes and moisturizes your lips. Read this article- “how to get pink lips with rose petals”. Hope, it will be much helpful to remove dark lips.

4. Sugar and Honey ScrubWhat to Use If Lips Are Dark

Use a good exfoliator to scrub your lips once or twice a week. Scrubbing takes away all the impurities, such as dead skin cells, dry skin, dirt and chapped tone. So, lips look clean and even.

Mix some sugar and honey to prepare natural scrub. Then massage your lips softly with it for 2 minutes. Or you can use “Cake Batter Lip Scrubbie by Diva Stuff”. It is reviewed by many customers as a good lip exfoliator.

5. Glycerin/Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly

Our lips turn dry often and dry lips are much common in the winter. Dryness leaves the dead skin on the lips. For that, lips look black and untidy. Normally it is not easy to get rid of the dry skin that attached to the skin strongly. If you stick it out with the fingers, sometimes it will be slightly bleeding.

A better way, apply some glycerin or petroleum evenly on the lips at every night before sleeping. At morning, you can easily remove it with fingers rubbing. Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly”- you can try.

Besides the above ingredients, you can also use the following home remedies:

  • Almond Oil
  • Beetroot Slice
  • Raspberry
  • Olive Oil (buy it from amazon.com)
  • Pure Honey
  • Pomegranate
  • Potatoes
  • Castor Oil

12 home remedies for dark lips”- you can read this article. It is featured with a complete list of natural ingredients.

These are actually home remedies that you can use if your lips are dark. Furthermore, you should close some renowned products in your hands that are worthy of exactly for dark pigmented lips. See below a list of such-

Some Best-Seller Products for Dark Lips

Okay, guys, that’s all today. Just follow the above guides, hope your lips will be beautiful, pretty, rosy, and natural pink.

What change you have noticed, let me know. Have a nice feeling on your lips with a bright color and sensation.


  1. I have dark corners of the lips. Does applying Vaseline, will help to reduce the darkness. Please let me know because its affecting my overall personality 😩

    • Hello,
      Can you tell me why your lips are dark? Are they dark from your birth?

      If your lip corners are dark from birth, it cannot be lightened. If your lips are dark from smoking, sun rays or any reasons, your lips can be lightened.

      You just let me know how your lips become dark. Then I can give you suggestion.


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