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How To Use Honey On Lips? Tips That Work!

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Are your lips dark, chapped and thin? Is no amount of lip product giving you the luscious pink pout? If yes, then what you need are homemade honey lip masks.

What honey can do? Honey is a natural emollient, plus it has a high ratio of antioxidants and vitamin E, that remove pigmentation from the lips, trap moisture in the skin tissue, making your lips supple and smooth.

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Not just that, honey is also a good source of amino acids and natural enzymes that stimulates blood flow, protect lips against free radicals and promote regeneration of new skin cells, making the lips appear fuller.

Other than that, honey contains minerals and antifungal properties that protect the skin against infection-causing bacteria.

Honey alone when used is deeply therapeutic, but when combined with other herbal ingredients, it can give transformational results.

But, before exploring ways to use honey on lips, there are some ground rules you need to follow.

Never lick your lips, quit smoking, drink a lot of water, always apply an enriching lip balm with SPF properties and, of course, stop biting your lips.

Also, have a look at these homemade honey lip masks that can work like a charm.



Mix a teaspoon of glycerin with an equal amount of honey. Apply it on to your lips. Let it get naturally soaked by the lips. This homemade honey lip mask will hydrate lips, leaving them lush and smooth.


Lemon Juice

Mix a few drops of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply it on to your lips. Wait for 15 minutes and then exfoliate with an old brush and rinse. Packed with citric acid, this home remedy to treat dark lips will remove lip pigmentation just perfectly.


Brown Sugar

Mix a teaspoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of brown sugar and honey. Apply a liberal quantity to your lips. Scrub in a circular motion with an old brush for five minutes and then rinse. This mask will remove dead skin layers, revealing clear skin underneath.



Simply apply a thin coat of honey on to your lips. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, exfoliate your lips with a soft towel. This Ayurvedic remedy will help remove discolouration in the lips, keeping them nourished.


Rose Petals

Crush a handful of rose petals into smooth paste, and mix in a few drops of honey. Apply it on to your lips. Let it sit for an hour and then wash it off. This mask will repair and hydrate deeply chapped lips.


Pomegranate Juice

Mix a few drops of pomegranate juice with a teaspoon of honey. Apply it on to your lips. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, scrub and rinse. Packed with antioxidants, this mask will make lips appear fuller and pink.


Almond & Rosewater

Mix a teaspoon of rosewater with a teaspoon of honey and half a tablespoon of almond powder. Apply it on to your lips. Wait for an hour. Scrub and rinse. This mask has a high quantity of hydrating and bleaching properties that will heal, repair and nourish your lips. Use this homemade honey lip mask twice a week.


Milk Cream

Mix a teaspoon of milk cream with an equal amount of honey. Apply it on to your lips. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, you will wake up to lips that are visibly fuller, pink and lush.



Banana has vitamin B, which is known to exfoliate the skin and boost blood flow to reveal the clear skin layer underneath.

Mash a tablespoon of banana, mix it with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of turmeric. Massage the homemade honey mask on to your lips for five minutes. Let it sit for an hour. When you start feeling your skin stretch, rinse it clean.


Olive Oil

This mask is deeply hydrating and is known to lighten the darkest of pigmentation in a week.

Here is what you need to do. Take a tablespoon of olive oil and mix in a teaspoon of honey. Massage it to your lips every night before going to sleep. In the morning, scrub and rinse. Follow it up with a healing lip balm.

Read more about: lips, honey, olive oil, banana
Story first published: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 19:05 [IST]
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