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Want to get rid of dark skin around the lips? Try these natural remedies

By: Onlymyhealth Staff Writer, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 01, 2017
While most of us do everything we can to take care of our skin, from buying expensive products to trying everything we have ever heard of from scrubbing, cleansing and what not. Yet, we often overlook taking care of skin around the lips, hence end up with a darker tone around the lips than rest of our face. Here are some natural remedies you can try to banish the dark skin around the lips.
  • 1

    Lemon juice

    It is one of the best remedies when it comes to bleaching your skin naturally as it contains citric acid that helps prevent the occurrence of dark skin cells and treats dark patches. Take a lemon and cut into halves. Take one half and gently rub it around your lips.

    Lemon juice
  • 2

    Sandalwood and turmeric

    Combination of sandalwood and turmeric is another remedy that is effective in treating the dark skin around the lips. All you have to do is mix a small amount of sandalwood with a pinch of turmeric powder and add a few drops of rose water to prepare a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and let it dry. Rinse your face with normal water after 15-25 minutes.

    Sandalwood and turmeric
  • 3

    Lemon and olive oil

    You can also use a mixture prepared by adding few drops of lemon in olive oil. Apply this mixture on the skin around the lips and leave it for some time. For best results, use this remedy twice a day.

    Lemon and olive oil
  • 4

    Oatmeal scrub

    Another effective remedy you can try to get rid of dark skin around your lips is oatmeal scrub. To prepare this natural scrub, you’ll need oatmeal, tomato juice and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply this mask on your face and scrub for some time. Wash off your face with cold water.

    Oatmeal scrub
  • 5

    Aloe vera

    Aloe vera gel is also effective in treating dark and sun-tanned skin. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf, cut it and scoop out the gel from it. Gently massage your face and skin around the lips with this gel and leave for half an hour. Wash off with cold water later. Image Source : Getty

    Aloe vera
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