When you are excessively exposed to sunlight or you don’t drink enough water, you are likely to have dark spots on your lips. Anything would find this disheartening. Luckily, we now have the technology to get rid of dark spots on your lips fast just by using a laser. But, not many of us can afford it and there could be some adverse side effects, like many instantaneous treatments nowadays.
So, you might want to try these natural remedies instead:
Lemon or any other citrus fruit is very effective in skin whitening because it inhibits the production of melanin [R]. You simply extract the juice and apply it on your lips before going to bed. Then, upon waking up the next day, rinse your lips using cool water. It may take 30 days for you to see the results though but just keep at it. You can also add some sugar with your lemon to help exfoliate the dead skin cells on your lips.
A study in 2010 found turmeric to be a melanin inhibitor [R]. Just mix a tablespoon of milk and some turmeric powder in a bowl and apply the resulting paste to your lips. Allow it to stay on your lips for 5 minutes before rinsing it off.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a miracle plant that has multiple vitamins and minerals that are proven to be beneficial for your skin. Include the application of aloe vera in your daily regimen to really see its whitening results [R]. Just apply the extract on your lips and rinse it off once it has dried.
A study was conducted in 2005 that linked the lightening effect of pomegranate in cases of skin hyperpigmentation [R]. Just mix 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds, 1 teaspoon of rose water, and 1 tablespoon of fresh dairy cream into a paste. Massage the resulting paste on your lips for 3 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Repeat this procedure daily for the desired effect.