Every woman wants soft, beautiful, healthy, pinkish lips, but not every woman is lucky enough to have them. If you do not take proper care of your lips, you may end up having pigmented, chapped and dry lips. Your lips are an important feature of your beauty. So, you must know what kind of things is good for your lips and what kind of things is bad and so must be avoided. Following are sixteen essential beauty tips, which if you follow thoroughly can help you achieve pinker, smoother, softer and healthier lips.
1. Rose Water And Coriander
If you have dark lips, you can make it look much shinier and smoother by using rose water and coriander. Mix a few drops of rose water in some fresh coriander leaves and grind them thoroughly until they turn into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your lips and let it stay there for at least five minutes. Then, wash your lips gently using lukewarm water. In a few weeks, you will see how your dark unflattering lips start looking much softer, shinier, glossier, healthier and pinky.
2. Pomegranate Juice
You can also utilize the natural bleaching properties of pomegranate juice to achieve healthy pink lips. Take a cotton ball, dip it in fresh pomegranate juice and rub the same on your lips. Do it a couple of times every week.
3. Beetroot Juice
Mix a few drops of rose water in beetroot slices and then grind them together. Take the resulting juice into a ice cube tray and put the same into freezer. After a couple of hours, when the ice cubes of this juice is ready, take one of the ice cubes and massage your lips gently with it. Do it at least two times daily and you will see how your lips start getting a pinkish tinge in just a few days.
4. Milk And Rose Petals
A paste made by milk and rose petals can also exfoliate your lips and add natural softness and pinkness to your lips. To make this paste, first soak some rose petals in a bowl of water for five minutes. Then, grind those petals until it turns into a soft paste. Mix one spoon of thick fresh milk into it. Once you mix it thoroughly, apply it on your lips and let the application stay there for ten minutes. Then, wash them using lukewarm water.
5. Honey Massage
This is a very simple beauty trick for your lips. You just have to massage your lips by taking a drop of honey on your fingertips. Make sure you do the massage gently in a circular motion. Do it for 4-5 minutes, and then, wash them using lukewarm water. The natural moisturizing quality of honey will make your lips look more soothing and pink.
6. Ice Massage
Another simple yet very effective beauty tip for your lips is to massage your lips with ice cubes. But do not use the ice cubes directly on your lips. First wrap them in a muslin cloth and then massage your lips with it quite gently in a circular motion. This trick will make sure that the water balance is maintained properly in your lips, and at the same time, it will make your lips fresh and full of life.
7. Butter Massage
Butter massage does not just make your lips look beautiful, smooth and pinkish, but it also provides an invisible natural protective layer to your lips.
8. Lemon And Glycerin
Mix two to three drops of lemon juice with equal quantity of glycerin thoroughly, and then, apply the resulting mixture gently on your lips. Do it at bedtime. Wash your lips in the morning using lukewarm water. While the bleaching properties of lemon juice minimize the pigmentation effects, the moisturizing quality of glycerin keeps your lips supple and maintains its natural pinkness.
9. Chocolate For Lip
Take a double boiler and mix one teaspoon of cocoa butter and half teaspoon of chocolate chips together thoroughly. Now, mix the contents of a vitamin E capsule into this mixture. Put the resulting mixture in a refrigerator to cool. You can use this mixture whenever your lips feel dry. Dryness is one of the major reasons why lips turn dark and ugly. The coating provide by chocolate prevents the darkening of your lips and the cocoa butter helps in maintaining the much-needed moisture.
10. Aloe Vera Gel
Get fresh aloe vera gel by peeling out the outer layer of some aloe vera leaves . Keep the gel in a container and use it as lip balm as frequently as you can every day. This natural lip balm will help you achieve and maintainer healthier and pinker lips.
11. Scrub Using A Tooth Brush
If you have lips with flaky, dry and dead skin cells, rubbing your lips with a soft bristle toothbrush can be a good idea. Do it for at least a minute. It will remove those dead dry cells, improve blood circulation and make your lips look smoother and healthier.
12. Avoid Dark Lip Colors
If you want to maintain the healthy, pinkish look of your lips, you should avoid using dark, pigmented lipsticks because such lipsticks tend to take away the pinkish tinge from your lips. Also, you should avoid using cheap brands because they often contain chemicals that can have adverse effects on your otherwise healthy lips. Go for only those brands that have a good reputation and are more reliable than others.
13. Use A Lip Balm Before Applying Lipstick
To prevent the adverse effects of using lipsticks, you are advised to coat your lips using a lip balm before you apply lipsticks. This coating will make sure that your lips remain moisturized despite having the lipstick on.
14. Keep Your Lips Moisturized
You should, in fact, keep a lip balm always in your purse. Apply it on your lips at least 3-4 times every day. Not using lip balms so frequently often results in dark, pigmented lips. However, you must be careful while choosing the right sort of lip balm. The best lip balms are the ones that have ingredients like vitamin E, almond oil, glycerin, Cadillac wax and natural beeswax. Petroleum based lip balms should be avoided because they can be harmful if used consistently for a long time.
15. Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure
Darkening of lips happen mainly because of excess melanin pigment in the lip region. Too much exposure to sun increases the synthesis of melanin. Therefore, you should avoid excessive exposure of sun as well if your objective is to obtain and maintain softer, shiny, natural pink lips.
16. Avoid Excessive Tea Or Coffee
Too much consumption of tea or coffee can also blacken your lips. Therefore, if you want to keep healthier and pink lips, you should avoid excessive intake of caffeine.
As you can see, while there are a lot of beauty treatments that you can try to make your lips healthier and more beautiful, there are certain precautions as well, which you must take. Not taking those precautions means all your efforts will go in vain.