Add to the brilliance of your smile and look more attractive by making your lips soft, luscious, and pink. If your lips are dry, chapped, or pigmented despite trying a variety of fancy lip balms, don’t fret. We’ve put together an array of top home remedies that will help you get suppler and healthier lips naturally.
While external applications will help soften your lips, it is also vital to keep yourself hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of water. Gradually increase your water intake to 8-10 glasses per day, avoid drinking too much tea and coffee and quit smoking to see a huge difference.
Exfoliate with Honey and Sugar
Get rid of dead skin cells by exfoliating your lips with a honey and sugar scrub. Al you need to do is mix a tablespoon of sugar with enough honey to make a thick, sticky paste. Gently massage and exfoliate with this scrub to slough off dead skin and reveal smooth and soft lips. Always apply a moisturizing balm after exfoliating your lips.
Make a thick paste using about half a teaspoon of turmeric and a little milk or cream and apply this pack on your lips for about 5 minutes. The lactic acid in milk or cream will work to lighten and soften dark, pigmented, and dry lips, while the turmeric will help keep your lips healthy with its anti-septic and healing properties.
Soften and heal dry and chapped lips by gently massaging them with aloe vera. Rich in a variety of vitamins including the much-needed vitamin E, aloe cools, soothes, and hydrates your lips. It is best to use fresh gel from the plant itself, but if you don’t have access to one then buy one of the many gels available in the market.
Nourish, soothe, and lighten your lips with the help of rose petals. Soak about 6 or 7 rose petals overnight in milk, grind the petals the next morning using a pestle, add a few drops of milk to the crushed petals, and apply them on your lips for about 5-10 minutes. You can also mix the crushed petals with honey, butter, or cream for softer and more luscious lips.
Rich in vitamin E and other vitamins, and minerals, almond oil deeply moisturizes your lips, making them softer and fuller. Massaging a few drops of almond oil into your lips daily will work wonders on flaky skin, and you will enjoy smoother, softer, and suppler lips.
If you’re looking for a way to make your lips get a healthy, pink tint, beetroot is the way to go. Extract the juice of a beetroot and mix it with cream, almond oil, honey or ghee. Leave this paste overnight and your lips will soon take on a lustrous and healthy pink hue. You can also mix beet juice with some honey and sugar to create a scrub that will reveal your natural pink lips.
Glycerin binds moisture to your lips to keep them hydrated, mitigates inflammation and pigmentation, and effectively heals chapped skin. You can directly apply diluted glycerin to your lips and leave it overnight or mix it with almond oil, jojoba oil, honey, butter, or ghee. The medicinal properties of glycerin will ensure your lips get an attractive pink tint and stay smooth and supple.
So if you have always coveted soft and pink lips, then work these home remedies into your regular skincare routine. Exfoliate at least once a week and apply any one of the hydrating packs mentioned above, for faster results and long-lasting benefits.