5+ Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Lips

Highly pigmented lipsticks magically hide dark lips, but what about the days when you want to give them off. Yeah! You can’t do that even if you want, because of pesky hyperpigmentation on your lips. Don’t Fret! I’m about to share some magical home remedies to get rid of dark lips that will disappear forever and leave you with ultra, soft and pink lips.

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Ohh! God, I’m fed up with trying to lighten my lip colour. I wish I could learn a magical method of How to get pink lips overnight? Isn’t it something you wish for? Well, your wish is gonna be acted upon, and your lips are going to be turned pink and soft. But, It’s not gonna happen overnight, the home remedies I am going to discuss below will work gradually and bestow you with the soft and pink lips you dream of.

So, before we go on learning how to lighten dark lips permanently, aren’t you intrigued to know the culprits that made your lips darker? Okay! Follow me to hunt them down while keeping dry, chapped, and darkness away from your lips by using deep nourishing natural lip balm.

What Are the Major Causes of Dark Lips?

Hyperpigmentation is the culprit that has been sitting on your lips and hiding your pink and soft lips underneath.

Yes! And over time, hyperpigmentation gets stronger and makes the lips even darker. But, it can’t do it all alone, there are some external and internal factors that help hyperpigmentation draw a veil over your healthy lips, which I have mentioned below:

  • Dehydration
  • Harsh Weather
  • Sun Exposure
  • Smoking
  • Lack of Moisture
  • Lip Sucking
  • Allergies
  • Toothpaste
  • Using Low-Quality Lip Products
  • Excessive Consumption of Caffeine and Hot Beverages

Causes of Dark Lips


Now that you’re well aware of the causes behind the dark lips, it’s high time to steer away from these pesky lip-darkening habits and factors, and greet the outstanding home remedies for removing dark lips.

Besides, if you’re worried about leaving your lips without stunning lip colours, don’t be. Because matte lipstick from mac will give outstanding colour pay off without damaging the delicate skin of your lips.

5+ Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Lips

There is nothing in the world that cannot be turned around, and you’re getting upset with dark lips! Even though miraculous home remedies are waiting for you to use them to bring renewed luscious lips. So, let’s get full steam ahead to learn how to treat dark lips by using the following natural remedies at home:

1. Honey and Sugar Scrub

My all-time favourite honey & sugar lips scrub is gonna be your dearest too. Yes! It’s because the infusion of these two outstanding ingredients provides magical effects on lips.

Honey is infused with amazing skin-replenishing enzymes and lots of moisture; on the other hand, sugar is loaded with glycolic acid and antioxidants that work greatly to scrub off dead skin cells & stubborn pigmentation while leaving your lips soft, smooth, and pink.

Let’s learn how to make the best lip scrub to treat dark lips at home.

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1 tbsp. of sugar
  • Few drops of fresh lemon juice

Honey and Sugar Scrub

How to Use:

  • Remove any lip makeup if you’re wearing it.
  • Mix honey, sugar, and lemon in a bowl and scrub your lips with it gently for 2 minutes.
  • Leave it on your lips for 5 minutes.
  • Wash them off.
  • Apply a moisturizing lip balm.

2. Milk and Turmeric Paste

Who on earth isn’t aware of turmeric’s skin lightening and healing properties. Our mums and grandma swear by it and have been using it in their face packs that are called ubtan for glowing skin.

Besides, milk contains excellent moisturizing properties; it will make your lips super soft and luscious.

Let me guide you on how you can use these amazing ingredients to lighten your lip colour.

Ingredients You Need:

  • 1 tbsp. of milk
  • ½ tbsp. of turmeric powder

Milk and Turmeric Paste

How to Use:

  • Mix both ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Clean your lips with a makeup wipe to remove lipstick stain and pollution.
  • Massage your lips with turmeric and milk paste for a few minutes.
  • Let it sit on your lips for 10 minutes.
  • Moisturize your skin after you wash it off.

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for how to get rid of darkness around the lips, you can apply the above-discussed milk and turmeric paste.

3. Strawberry and Natural Oil

Strawberries are not only heavenly tasteful but also loaded with amazing antioxidants and vitamin C. These excellent ingredients help to hydrate the lips and lighten the skin colour.

Besides, for providing an abundance of nourishments natural oils such as coconut, olive, and castor come into play. Natural oils contain an extraordinary amount of antioxidants, minerals, and fatty acids to heal and nourish damaged lip cells.

Come along with me to learn the easy method of getting your lips pink and soft.

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 tbsp. of crushed strawberry
  • ½ tbsp. of olive, coconut, or castor oil
  • Few drops of lemon oil

Strawberry and Natural Oil

How to Use:

  • Mix finely crushed strawberries in a bowl.
  • Massage it on your lips for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slather the rest of the paste on and around your lips while you’re laying.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off and use a good lip moisturizer.

4.  Pomegranate

Yes! Pomegranate can be the best treatment to remove hyperpigmentation on lips.

It is enriched with a high amount of hydration, vitamin C, K, and antioxidants. Besides, a special ingredient ‘tyrosinase’ is found in pomegranate that helps to lower the melanin production in the skin.

I know, you’re wondering about the intense moisturization your lips need. Don’t worry! Honey is gonna satiate your lip quench for moisturization.

So, come and learn the excellent way to make your lips lusciously pink.

Ingredients You Need:

  • 1 tbsp. of pomegranate powder
  • 1\2 tbsp. of raw honey (you can also use milk cream)

pomegranate powder and raw honey

How to Use:

  • Mix pomegranate and honey in a bowl.
  • Massage the paste on your lips for 2-3 minutes and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off and moisturize your lips.

5. Beetroot and Honey

Beetroot is considered to be great for keeping your skin healthy, and it is often suggested by skin experts to have the skin of your dreams.

Yes! Beetroot got famed, for having infused with amazing skin repairing vitamins C and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, and protein which is considered great for having a healthy pink tone in the skin.

Let me show you how you can make your lips pink and healthy with beetroot.

Ingredients You Need:

  • 1 tbsp. of beetroot juice
  • ½ tbsp. of honey
  • Few drops of fresh lemon

Beetroot and Honey

How to Use:

  • Mix beetroot juice, honey, and lemon in a bowl.
  • Soak a cotton pad in the paste and scrub it on your lips.
  • Take another cotton pad saturated with the ingredients and leave it on your lips for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off and apply hydrating lip balm.

6. Ice Cubes

Getting soft, pink, and plump lips couldn’t be easier. Just rub the ice cube on your skin and Bam! Your lips will satiate with optimal hydration & freshness.

Ice cubes help to increase the blood circulation in the skin and infuse great hydration to keep your lips moisture up to the mark.

Ingredient You Need:

  • Only one ice cube

Ice Cubes

How to Use:

  • After removing makeup, rub an ice cube directly on your lips.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your lips afterward.

Final Thoughts

So, these were some of the best home remedies to get rid of dark lips naturally. All the above-discussed ways work wonderfully to disappear hyperpigmentation on lips. Also, must give a read to our previous post on natural home remedies to lighten your skin tone. If you enjoyed reading the post, then shower your love on us by sharing it with your friends and family. Also, we are always excited to see your responses; so, don’t forget to give your valuable feedback and suggestions in the comment box below.

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Neha Jangid

Neha holds a master’s degree in commerce and firmly believes in communicating effectively with a personal touch through her deep passion for writing on skincare, beauty, and health. In her free time, she keeps herself busy with her love of reading about nutrition and beauty updates that help to grow her specialization and blending her passion in her informative articles.

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7 Responses

  1. Meera Patyal says:

    I use honey scrub to lighten the colour of my dark lips, and it’s very effective.

  2. Debasmita Sinha Roy says:

    Really helpful post 👍
    Can you please write an article on how to deal with large pores?

  3. Jenny says:

    I have never tried honey and sugar scrub, but I have applied honey on my lips and have left it overnight for a few days. It really worked. Made my lips soft and lightened the colour of my lips.

  4. Sanskriti Sinha says:

    These scrubs and pastes are very fast and easy to make. I am going to give a few a try. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Nandita Singh says:

    Thank you! I just made beetroot & honey paste and I am loving it. Can you also post an article about a few DIYs for hair serum? My hair is very dry.

  6. Ranjana Garg says:

    This is so great that you came out with these quick and easy home remedies. I loved to read all the methods you have described here, I’m gonna try one asap.

  7. Jyothi Naidu says:

    Can u please write a blog post on lipgloss and lip oil, please?

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