Have your pink lips suddenly gone darker and chapped? Are your lips always dry, dull and uninviting due to dehydration, sunburn, smoking and other various reasons unknown to you? Have you ever wondered how to make your lips pink permanently without makeup or other artificial attachments? Then you can't afford to miss this article.
Pink lips are always a beauty to behold, with its enticing and inviting looks, it makes one's face appear brighter, healthier and sexier. To both young ladies and gentlemen, having permanent pink lips is a dream.
Some people doubt the possibility of achieving permanent pink lips, especially when they naturally didn't have that. It is good to know that even if your lips have always been dark, and you desire to lighten them in a healthy way and sustain them with no side effects, it is absolutely possible.
In the last article, we read about how to get pink lips with onions. In this article, we will be looking at 7 other sure tips to get permanent pink lips. We will also give an expository on homemade recipes to make that dream come true.
7 sure tips on HOW TO GET PERMANENT PINK LIPS
1) Exfoliate your lips with the right materials
The lips are a very delicate part of our body, but we often pay little attention to them in our skincare routine. Exfoliating the lips gently with a soft toothbrush or hand towel and a homemade lip scrub at most twice a week helps to remove dead cells and keeps the lips pink permanently in the long run.
4 Effective Homemade Lip Scrubs for Exfoliation
a) Honey and brown sugar scrub
What to do:
i) Mix one tablespoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of honey with olive oil or coconut oil and gently apply in circular motions on the lips with the toothbrush.
ii) Do this for at least 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
iii) Apply a lip balm.
b) Lemon and sugar scrub
What to do:
i) Mix one tablespoon of lemon and half teaspoon of granulated sugar together.
ii) Use your finger to gently dab and apply the mixture on the lips in circular motions for at least 20 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
iii) Rinse the lips with warm water and apply lip balm.
iv) Do not use on an injured or bleeding lip as it may cause irritation because of the acidic nature of lemon.
c) Beetroot scrub
What to do:
i) Get a small sized beetroot, wash and peel it, then grate with a clean grater.
ii) Squeeze out the juice from the grated beetroot and apply on the lips.
iii) Leave for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.
iv) Do this two times a week for desired results.
Beetroot gives a pink color to the lips instantly.
d) Aloe Vera and honey scrub
What to do:
i) Get an Aloe Vera leaf, wash and open it up with a knife. Then, bring out the Aloe Vera gel.
ii) Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel with one teaspoon of honey.
iii) Apply gently on the lips and allow for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
iv) Both Aloe Vera and honey helps to keep the lips moist and hydrated.
v) Do this at least 3 times a week.
2) Use lipstick and balm made with natural ingredients
Avoid Chemical laden lipstick and balm. Choose lipstick and balm that are made with natural ingredients, and avoid long stay. Ensure you use a lip balm that contains SPF ingredients or essential oils, this helps to protect you from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Always make it a point of duty to wipe off your lipstick and moisturize your lips before you go to bed.
3) Add more Fruits and Vegetables to your Diet
Fruits and Vegetables such as Banana, Watermelon, apple, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumber pumpkin leaf , carrots etc contains vitamins, Minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients that nourish the skin as well as the lips making them look healthier and Pinker.
4) Stop licking, biting or Pricking your lips
It is mostly common for you to easily lick, bite or prick your lips especially when they are dry. This habit makes the lips more chapped and far from being pink. If the goal is to get a healthy permanent pink lips, then the above is not an option.
5) Avoid Smoking
This may sound as old news, but it is still relvant till tomorrow. For you to get your desired permanent pink lips, you will have to totally avoid smoking, because smoking causes discoloration to the lips. Smoking tobacco leads to reduced blood flow to the lips which causes the melanin in the lips and gum to darken leading to uneven pigmentation.
6) Always stay Hydrated and moisturize your lips
Always stay hydrated by drinking enough water, you do not have to wait until you are thirsty to take water. Take at least 3-4 liters of water a day. Being hydrated internally makes a clear difference in the outward appearance of your skin and also the color of your lips. Moisturize your lips with good lip balms, almond oil, coconut oil or even Aloe Vera to prevent dryness.
7) Sleep well and reduce too much Stress
Being Stressed out and not getting enough sleep has its own way of telling on our body by making the skin including the lips look pale and dull. Adequate sleep is therefore required to keep our skin bright and shinny including the lips. Always make out time from your busy schedule to relax and rest. Try to sleep for at least 6 hours a day.
On very rare occasions, medications can be a factor to getting your lips darker. If you suspect your lips are getting darker for this reason, please, see a doctor. Sometimes, this may be temporary until medications are over. Alternatively, there are other suggested treatments you can try with your doctor.
Consistency is key to achieving any goal at all. Having permanent pink lips isn't far-fetched if you can consistently adhere to the above seven sure tips which are exfoliating your lips with the right materials, staying hydrated and moisturizing your lips at all times, avoiding chemical laden lipstick and balm, stop licking, biting and pricking your lips, adding more Fruits and Vegetables to your Diet, avoiding smoking, sleeping well and reducing too much stress then indeed you are not far from getting permanent pink lips.