Different people have different lip colors.

Caucasians, for instance, mostly have pink lips while some black and Asian people have two-toned or black lips. It’s important to note that having black lips is natural in some cases and it should not be a reason for concern. However, your lips can get darker with time due to a number of factors, such as hyperpigmentation – a harmless condition caused by an excess of melanin. Dark lips can also be caused by:

-Excessive exposure to the sun

-Lack of hydration

-Cigarette and weed smoking

-Allergic reactions to toothpaste, lipsticks etc.

-Too much caffeine

-Sucking and licking your lips too much

These can be addressed by making slight changes in your life such as not taking too much caffeine, or changing your lipstick and lip gloss brands.

If you want to naturally lighten your lips at home, there are possible ways you can do that, with natural ingredients that you already have at home. Simply mix a small amount of sugar with pure honey and gently rub it on your lips in a circular motion for about 5 minutes, you can either use a soft toothbrush or your clean fingers. Once you’re done, take half a piece of lemon and gently rub it on your lips in a circular motion for five more minutes. Lemon has lightening properties and it’s also considered to be a melanin inhibitor. Leave the juice on your lips for a few minutes, before rinsing off and applying a moisturizer or even Vaseline.

You can also apply lemon juice on your lips before sleeping, and washing it off the next morning.

Repeat this often till you start seeing desirable results.

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