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Say Hello To Naturally Pink Lips: DIY Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pigmentation

Say Hello To Naturally Pink Lips: DIY Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Pigmentation

Lips that are naturally pink are a dream! I mean, how amazing would it be to not have to apply a lipstick every time you step out of the house. Just a balm or a gloss and you’re good to go, right?! And imagine how much money you’ll save, ‘cuz it’s almost impossible to find that perfect shade of pink lipstick that looks natural. 

But let’s admit it, naturally pink and baby soft lips are not something that a lot of us are blessed with. So if you too want to make your lips pink naturally, you’re at the right place. We’ve listed down some at-home scrubs and lip masks that guarantee a visible change.

DIY Remedies To Make Lips Pink Naturally

Here are some of the most effective home remedies to make your lips pink naturally and give them the tender love and care they deserve.

Honey And Sugar Scrub

This home remedy to make your lips pink will be the easiest thing you will do today.

What do you need?

1 tablespoon of honey and half tablespoon of ground sugar


Step 1: Mix ground sugar and honey in a small bowl.

Step 2: Whisk it together to make a smooth paste.

Step 3: Apply this paste on your lips and gently massage until you feel the dead skin is gone.

Step 4: Remove the mixture from your lips and wash your lips with lukewarm water.

Step 5: Towel dry and apply a soothing lip balm.

How often should you do it? 

Since this is how you can get pink lips at home, you can repeat this remedy once a week. It is one of the best natural ways to make your lips pink in no time!

How does it work?

Sugar is very gentle on the lips and exfoliates them well without causing any discomfort. Sugar also helps in preventing lips from getting a tan. The enzymes present in honey help in lighting the colour of the lips. In addition to this, it also moisturises your skin. 

Lip Exfoliation with sugar & honey  - Home remedy to make lips pink

Pomegranate Seeds And Milk

Here is a super easy and natural way to make your lips pink!

What do you need? 

A handful of pomegranate seeds and 2 tablespoons of milk


Step 1: Grind the handful of pomegranate seeds.

Step 2: Mix the milk in the ground paste.

Step 3: Apply this thick paste onto your lips.

Step 4: Leave it to dry for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 5: Wash it off with cold water.

Step 6: Apply some soothing lip balm after this.

How often should you do it?

This process can be done once every 15 days. 

How does it work?

Pomegranate works great in changing the pigmentation of your lips. It contains a compound which prevents the production of melanin and also protects your lips from getting darker when exposed to the sun. The milk, on the other hand, moisturises your lips and keeps them looking fuller and pink for long.

Milk And Turmeric Pack

Milk and turmeric not only have antiseptic properties but will also give you luscious looking pink lips instantly.

What do you need?

Three tablespoons of milk and one teaspoon turmeric powder


Step 1: Mix three tablespoons of milk in turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 2: Apply this paste onto your lips and leave it for 5-7 minutes. 

Step 3: Once the paste is dry, scrub it off gently.

Step 4: Clean your lips with lukewarm water.

Step 5: Finish off by applying a soothing lip balm. 

How often should you do it?

You can repeat this process twice a week for naturally pink lips!

How does it work?

Milk and turmeric together help in reducing the pigmentation on your lips. Scrubbing the lips with turmeric and milk can also help in reducing the dead skin cells. 

Lemon and Almond Oil Mixture

Don’t feel like putting in too much effort? Here’s a super quick remedy!

What do you need?

One full lemon and two tablespoons of almond oil


This concoction is perfect if you have dry and chapped lips. You can actually store this in an airtight container and use it as a lip balm every time your lips feel dry.

Step 1: Squeeze the lemon.

Step 2: Now mix lemon juice and almond oil together.

Step 3: Store in an airtight container. 

Step 4: Use as and when required.

How often should you do it?

You can use this mixture as a lip balm to soothe dry and chapped lips 4-5 times a day. 

How does it work?

Lemon works as a skin-lightening agent and a skin toner. It is also super safe to use on all skin types. Lemon water has Vitamin C which effectively cures sun damage to bring out the original colour. Almond oil, on the other hand, acts as a good moisturizer and hydrates your lips from within and evens out the skin tone. 

natural ways to get pink lips

Beetroot Juice and Coconut Oil

Need a tinted lip balm at home? Here’s what you need to do.

What do you need?

One full-sized beetroot and one tablespoon of coconut oil


Step 1: Grate one full beetroot.

Step 2: Put the grated beetroot in a cotton cloth and squeeze out the juice. 

Step 3: Add one tablespoon of coconut oil to this mixture and put this mixture in the freezer.

Step 4: Use it as a lip balm every night. 

How often should you do it?

Use this lip balm on your lips every night before sleeping and leave it on until the next morning. You will experience a natural tint on your lips when you wake up and your lips will feel soft and supple all day long. 

How does it work?

If you’ve ever eaten this vegetable, you’d know that it stains your lips and tongue. Apart from this, beetroot acts as a natural agent to cure the pigmentation on your lips. It’s a natural and effective way to undo the effect of pollutants on your lips. Coconut oil on the other hand also cures pigmentation and moisturises your lips. 

Lemon and Sugar Scrub

Scrubbing never tasted so good!

What do you need?

One full-size lemon and one teaspoon of sugar


Step 1: Squeeze one lemon in a bowl.

Step 2: Add one teaspoon of sugar in it and mix.

Step 3: Apply the mixture on your lips and scrub for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4 – Wash it away with lukewarm water.

Step 5 – Apply a soothing lip balm.

How often should you use it?

You can use this to scrub away dead skin cells once a week.

How does it work?

Lemon, as we said, has skin lightening properties and also helps in reducing pigmentation. Sugar, on the other hand, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells without causing damage to your skin.

Rose Petals And Milk

A face pack that smells divine? We got you!

What do you need?

One rose flower and a small bowl of milk.


Step 1: Soak some rose petals in half a cup of milk overnight. 

Step 2: Next day, strain the petals from the milk and make a paste out of them.

Step 3: Apply this paste on your lips and leave it on for 15 minutes. 

Step 4: Apply a few drops of milk to this paste if it seems too thick. 

How often should you use it?

You can try this for more than two times a week or include this in your nighttime routine every day.

How does it work?

Rose petals and milk are both moisturizers. Rose petals balance and restores your lips’ moisture and provide hydration and health. 

Home remedies to make lips pink like a rose


Nani maa will be proud of you for trying this super easy hack!

What do you need?

Ghee in a small container

Process: All you have to do is bring a lifestyle change to your routine and apply ghee on your lips and in your naval every night before sleeping.

How often should you use it? 

This process has to be repeated every day without fail in order to get the desired results. 

How does it work?

The first part of the body that is created when we’re in the womb is our belly button. It is a miraculous part of our body that can detect which part requires nourishment and passes it on. It does the same with our lips.

Gram Flour and Milk

This concoction is my go-to for every skin problem!

What do you need?

One cup Gram Flour (besan) and two tablespoons of milk


Step 1: Mix some besan with two tablespoons of milk to form a thick consistency. 

Step 2: Apply this mixture to your lips and let it dry.

Step 3: Scrub off the extra and keep for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4: Wash with lukewarm water.

Step 5: Apply some lip balm.

How often should you use it?

Repeat this once a week to get the desired results. 

How does it work?

Milk gives your lips the hydration it needs and heals cracked lips. Gram flour is known to get rid of tanning and pigmentation. 

Mint Leaves And Lemon

A mojito for your lips? Hell yes!

What do you need?

5-6 mint leaves and one full lemon


Step 1: Crush the mint leaves and squeeze one full lemon in it.

Step 2: Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for 6-7 minutes.

Step 3: Wash off with lukewarm water.

Step 4: Apply a lip balm.

How often should you use it?

You can repeat this every 15 days to get the desired results. 

How does it work?

Lemon has skin-lightening properties which will nourish your skin and help you get rid of the pigmentation. Mint leaves, on the other hand, will soothe your lips and has bleaching properties to retain the natural colour of your lips. 


Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the darkening of lips!

What causes darkening of lips?

Dry and dull lips not only look unappealing but are signs of underlying health issues. Our lips are very delicate and extremely sensitive. Furthermore, they don’t have sweat glands to flush out toxins. Our lips need extra love and care all the time. While we all take care of our face, we tend to forget our lips which is why they become dark and look chapped. Here are a few other reasons that make our lips look unhealthy. 

1. Dehydration causes our lips to look dry, chapped and unhealthy. Not consuming enough water is not only bad for your skin but also your lips. 

2. Your diet plays a very important role in making your lips look healthy. Consuming excessive caffeine may also sometimes result in darkening of lips. 

3. Smoking effectively deteriorates the condition of your lips. 

4. Sleeping with lipstick can also damage the skin of your lips. 

5. Environmental pollutants can also cause your lips to dry out soon. 

Does Vitamin E help lighten lips?

Swap your regular lip balm with the one that contains Vitamin E for intense hydration. If you constantly have dark lips then Vitamin E will help you lighten them as well. You can either use a lip balm or scrub with Vitamin E or simply consume capsules. 

Why do smokers have black lips?

Nicotine causes blood vessels to shrink. This reduces blood flow and the levels of oxygen in your body. This further strips off the nutrients in your body making your skin look pale and your lips darker. The natural remedies mentioned above can help smokers get back the natural colour of their lips too. 

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