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Lip Whitening Treatment

Remedies To Lighten Dark Lips

Lip Whitening Treatment

Dark lips are a major concern these days due to the various lifestyle challenges such as lack of hydration, cigarette smoking, and excessive exposure by sun.
Other causes of dark lips are natural ones such as pregnancy, medications or medical conditions.
A pigment named melanin causes color to the skin.
The more melanin means the darker the skin tone and less melanin means lighter skin tone.
Various beauty salons in Dubai consist of lip whitening treatments as well as permanent lip tinting treatment that makes the skin appear naturally pink and plump.

For a better understanding of dark lips and their treatment, let us first begin with the causes in detail:

– Sun Exposure  
In the era of global boiling, due to excessive heat and exposed skin, increases in the production of melanin.
Hence, it is important to wear sun protection products not just on your face and body but on your lips too.

– Smoking Tobacco
Smoking is the major culprit of darkened lips as nicotine and other toxic chemicals such as benzene, arsenic and formaldehyde in tobacco increases the production of melanin in the skin.

– Medical Issues
Some medical conditions can cause darkened lips such as iron deficiency, cyanosis or certain allergies.

– Pregnancy
During the process of pregnancy, majority of the women experience skin color changes due to the fluctuating levels of hormones in the body.

– Medications
Another cause of dark lips is due to the intake of medications such as drugs to treat cancer, antibiotics or antivirals.


* Honey and Sugar Scrub – Gently exfoliating the lips with this mixture will help in removing the dead skin cells which would result in lightening of the skin.

Method of preparation:

– Combine 1 teaspoon of honey and sugar
– Rub this mixture on the lips very gently in a circular motion for   2-3 minutes.
– Rinse it off with warm water once the mixture has been scrubbed well on the lips.

* Almond/Olive/Coconut oil massage – Use a good quality almond, olive or coconut oil to gently massage your lips as this will help moisturize the skin and boost circulation.

* Homemade Lip Balm
– Regularly using a lip balm especially at bedtime can help in lightening the skin on the lips.
The most effective one is the beetroot lip balm which can be easily made in the comfort of your home.

Method of preparation:

– Peel the skin of a beetroot and grate it.
– Blend the grated beetroot without water.
– A thick paste is acquired from the blender.
– Remove the juice from this thick paste.
– Boil the juice in a pan until it becomes thick for 8 to 10 minutes.
– Now add 1 teaspoon of clarified butter and boil it for another 1 minute.
– Once the mixture cools down, add ½ teaspoon of honey.
– Store this mixture in a bottle and refrigerate it for 30 mins.

Apply this balm twice daily to get natural and healthy-looking pink lips.
*Hydration is the key element – Drinking enough healthy fluids like water and fresh juices can reduce the production of melanin and increase the chances of a healthy skin.

– Add sliced cucumber or lemon to a glass or bottle of water for a refreshing drink.

Cosmetic Treatments To Lighten Dark Lips

* Topical Creams – There are creams available in the drugstore that could help in lightening the dark color on the lips but they are to be subscribed by the dermatologist.
So make sure that you visit a dermatologist before purchasing it to avoid complications and allergies.

* Chemical Peels – This treatment is considered to be the perfect solution as it helps in stimulating collagen which shall erase the dark patches. Hence, reducing the production of melanin.

*Laser Treatment – It is an advanced option for skin lightening on the lips.
This procedure is painless as it uses light that shall deeply penetrate into the skin and destroy the pigmentation-causing cells.

*Permanent Lip Tinting or Tattoo – It is the latest trending technique used in most lip whitening salons that is highly in demand as it gives naturally plump and pinkish lips. It involves the use of needles to inject colors such as pink or red depending on the customer’s requirement.

Always keep your lips well moisturized and healthy by eating well and staying hydrated as you only glow perfectly if you are good internally.

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