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Kitchen Products That Are Ideal Remedies For Lip Discolouration & Dryness

It might be because of the weather or change in lifestyle and diet, the lips react first.

The lips being delicate and thin skinned get affected due to simple changes. Also, their continuous exposure to all the natural phemomena makes them responsive and react.

The outcome is, the lips become discoloured and dry, which is a common problem for both men and women. The natural colour of the lip disappears with stains and darkness getting prominent.

Also, the texture of the lip becomes rough and dry. So, how can this lip discolouration and dryness be treated?
Of course, there exists cosmetics and medical products that can solve your problem of lip discolouration and dryness, yet it is better to try them at a later stage.

In the beginning, you can start treating your lips with these home remedies that include the preparation of lip masks and packs with only two ingredients. All the ingredients used to prepare these lips masks and packs belong to the kitchen and are very easily available.

Note: Do not try preserving these lip masks or packs in the fridge. Prepare them fresh, apply on the lips and on getting benefitted, you can continue the usage.


Butter + Sugar

If you can see the extra dead skin on your lip, do not try tearing it. Just go for this butter and sugar exfoliator that removes the dead cells and improves lip colour, bringing in its natural gloss. This butter sugar scrub tastes really yum and you should not leak it up.

How to prepare:

  • Take two spoons of melted butter.
  • Mix three spoons of sugar powder to the melted butter.
  • Use the butter sugar scrub on the lips up to three times in a week.

Milk + Turmeric

Another natural scrub that works on lip discolouration and dryness is a combination of milk and turmeric. Both are very soft in texture and help to make the skin gain its originality. However, this may leave a yellow colour on your lip and to avoid this, you must wash your lips nicely after use.

How to prepare:

  • Take two tablespoons of raw and cold milk.
  • Mix a teaspoon of turmeric in the milk.
  • You can apply the yellow soft paste on the lips with an old used brush or with fingertips.
  • Rinse off after 10 minutes.

Lime Juice + Sugar

Whichever scrub or mask you apply on the skin, there remains a chance of it leaking. So, here is the lime juice treatment that alone works on lips, yet you can add sugar to make it tastier. Also, sugar is a great scrub for the skin, especially the lips.

How to prepare:
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar

  • Mix the sugar in lime juice.
  • Do not use powdered sugar, as the coarse texture of the granular sugar works better.
  • Apply it on the lips, wait for 10 minutes and wash off.
  • This lemon-sugar lip scrub can be saved in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Pomegranate Juice

Punicalagins content of Pomegranate works on the pigmented or discoloured skin. It also protects the lip from getting dark or tanned.

How to prepare:

  • Blend pomegranate in the grinder, strain it to get its juice.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the fresh pomegranate juice on your lips.
  • Only fresh pomegranate juice works on the lip problems.
  • You can drink if there is extra pomegranate juice or save it for future use.

Lime Juice + Honey

When you use lime juice and honey on dry and discoloured lips, both have equal roles. Lime juice works on the pigmented or discoloured lips, while honey moisturizes the lips. You have to mix the lime juice and honey in a right ratio for quick results.

How to prepare:

  • In 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, add a tablespoon of honey. Mix the duo and your lip scrub is ready.
  • You can massage this lime juice and honey on your lips for upto 20 minutes and then rinse off with water.

Olive Oil + Sugar

Olive oil can be used in many ways to treat lip problems. It provides nourishment to the existing skin. Here, we have combined olive oil with sugar granules. You can add lime juice instead.

How to prepare:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar.
  • Once it is thick enough, apply it on the lips with an old toothbrush.
  • Let it rest on your lips for 15-20 minutes.
  • Next, rinse off with water.

Cocoa Butter + Choco Chips

The last lip scrub suggested for lip dryness and discolouration is very tasty to look at and of course effective. Apply it rightly on your lips for a quick remedy. Please note, this lip scrub takes time to react on the lips and hence, you got to wait for 30 minutes at least.

How to prepare:

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of crushed choco chips to it and mix well.
  • Apply the brown-coloured natural lip scrub all over and wash it with cold water (after 30 minutes).
Story first published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 19:28 [IST]
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