Have Dark Skin Around Lips? Try These...

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The most annoying thing about winter season is not just skin dryness but also getting dark pigmentation around lips. However this is not an uncommon issue, but still can be truly frustrating to an extent. In order to get rid of the dark skin, it is imperative to know what is the cause of the darkening skin around the mouth. The main reasons behind dark skin pigmentation around the lips could be due to hyper pigmentation which causes patches of the skin to darken. Hyper pigmentation mainly occurs as the concentration of melanin is high in certain parts of the skin, hence the areas that have a concentration of melanin tend to tan more when exposed to sunlight.

The skin layer around the mouth is sensitive and thinner when compared to other parts of the facial skin. Other factors behind dark skin around the mouth are hormonal changes and high use of chemical cosmetics.

Have Dark Skin Around Lips? Try These...

Here are some home remedies that can cure dark skin around the lips:

Lemon- Lemon is known for its bleaching properties. Making a paste out of lemon juice, honey, yogurt. Massaging this mixture
nourishes the skin and prevent skin infections. The antimicrobial qualities makes it an effective cure for the dark skin pigmentation.

Gram flour- Gram flour definitely cures the dark skin around the skin and when mixed with turmeric and milk cream, it helps in nourishing and lightening the skin. Massaging this paste over the face helps in removing dead cells and whiten it.

Aloe vera gel- Application of aloe vera gel persistently on the affected area helps reduce the dark skin around the mouth.

Cucumber mixture- Extract cucumber juice and mix it well with lime juice. Apply this mixture and leave it for a few minutes and wash it off completely with cold water. The results can be seen in a few days.

Oatmeal scrub- Prepare a scrub using oatmeal, tomato juice and curd. Scrub this mixture gently on the affected skin for 15 minutes.

Potato- Rub slices of raw potato on the skin. Potato is also a natural bleaching agent that cures dark skin around the mouth.

Tomato- The vegetable is also one of the bleaching agent and is known for its instant effect on skin. Rub it directly on the skin or mix lime juice and turmeric powder to prepare a skin whitening face pack.

These are a few effective home remedies for you to get rid of the dark skin around the lips. Have you tried them?

Read more about: skin care, beauty
Story first published: Monday, February 4, 2013, 16:57 [IST]
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