Your lips define the overall beauty of your face. You smile, pout and express various feelings with your lips and clear, rosy lips can make you look more attractive.

There is no denying that lips are a reason behind beautiful smile but we often wonder how to rid get of darkness on it. Dull, dark, chapped lips are a common problem faced by men and women alike.

What Causes Dark Lips?

Skin disorders, cheap cosmetic products, smoking, sun tanning, chewing tobacco, hormonal imbalances etc. cause darkening of the lips. Few health issues like jaundice, anemia, dermatitis, high stress can also make lips lose natural sheen.

Balms For Beautiful lips:

Here are few natural lip lighteners in the form of scrubs from your kitchen that help you get rid of dark lips.

Homemade Lip Balms:

Lemon and Sugar:

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp granulated sugar

Mix lemon juice with granulated sugar crystals and massage it gently on the lips. Do it for at least twice a week, as Vitamin C makes lips look gain back its natural colour and look pink.

Rose and Honey:

Fistful of fresh rose petals

½ tsp raw honey

½ tsp butter

Grind rose petals into paste. Add honey, butter and scrub it gently on the lips. Rose petals give natural colour to the lips, while honey and butter moisturize.

Pomegranate and Milk

1 tsp of fresh pomegranate seeds

½ tsp milk

Grind pomegranate seeds with milk and rub it on the lips. Doing this regularly gives natural red colour to the lips.

Almond and Coconut Oil

½ tsp almond oil

½ tsp coconut oil

Mix almond oil and coconut oil in equal proportions and gently massage on the lips. Do it frequently for natural hydration and for bright colour.

Mint and Grapeseed Oil

1 tsp powdered sugar

10 drops of peppermint essential oil

½ tsp grapeseed oil

Mix powdered sugar with equal amounts of peppermint and grapeseed oil. Apply this mixture on lips and rub it in circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water.