7 ways to get rid of dark lips

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Dark lips are normally caused by reactions to some cosmetics, drinking excess coffee, smoking, and exposure to sunlight.

But there are a number of natural ways in which you can do away with dark lips and have them look bright. They are as follows;

Baking soda

Mix water with baking soda to obtain a paste. Apply the paste to your lips and scrub gently with a brush or your finger in a circular motion. Leave it for five minutes then rinse with cool water.


Slice a beetroot into a small piece and rub it on your lips. Leave it for twenty minutes and you can wash it away. Do this repeatedly for the best results.

Apple cider vinegar

Dilute vinegar with a little water and apply it on your lips. Leave it for ten minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.

Cucumber juice

Blend a fresh cucumber to obtain juice and leave it to cool. Using a cotton ball or a clean cloth, dip it in the cucumber juice and apply it on your lips and leave it to dry for twenty minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

Aloe vera

Get a fresh aloe vera and apply it’s gel on your mouth gently in a circular motion. Leave the gel to dry for fifteen minutes before you rinse it with lukewarm water.

Lemon and honey

Mix the lemon juice with honey to obtain a paste. Apply it gently on your lips and wait till it dries up. Rinse with cold water.

Almond oil

Apply the almond oil on your lips and leave it on your lips overnight. The first thing to do in the morning is to rinse your lips with warm water.

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