Darkness around mouth and lips has been a major concern among men and women. While men grew mustache and beard to hide the skin, women tend to hide it by using makeup. But not everyone wants to wear makeup all the time, and sometimes we really yearn for clear skin.
Though there are a plethora of chemical treatments available in the market to treat darkness around the mouth and lips, I strongly recommend you to use natural remedies to get fair skin around the mouth and chin area because the skin around this area is thin and sensitive and usage of chemically infused products may provide short term results, but long term skin healing is not possible.
In this article, I am going to tell you 1o ways to get lighter skin tone around mouth and lips.
But before going in to the natural remedies, let’s first understand the possible reasons for this condition:
- Excessive abrasion (threading, shaving)
- Usage of too much hot wax
- Dried skin
- Exposure to sun rays for a longer duration
- Medical condition
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Precautions to be taken to avoid darkness around mouth and lips
- Be gentle while removing hair from the upper lips area because continuous cuts and abrasion can cause skin darkening.
- If you have dry skin, then use an extra moisturizer around the mouth because here the skin is extra-sensitive and dry.
- Never forget to apply sunscreen before going out into the sun
- Seek medical help if the problem persists.
1. Rosewater and Glycerin
As I told above, dryness around the mouth can lead to darkness. Therefore, glycerine is the best remedy to nourish dried skin. Additionally, rose water has been proven to soothe and lighten the skin.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of glycerine and rose water, and apply it on the area around the mouth and lips in the night, and wake up with the smooth clear skin in the morning.
2. Lemon juice and rose water
Lemon is an excellent bleaching agent, but one needs to be cautious while using it alone on the skin because it is harsh and can irritate the sensitive skin. Hence, always make sure to use with some other ingredient.
Here, we will use rose water with lemon juice to calm down its acidic nature. Mix 4-5 drops of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of rose water, and apply it on freshly cleaned skin. Do this daily at night, and get visible results in getting rid of darkness around the mouth and lips.
3. Lemon Juice and Honey for darkness around mouth and lips
Honey is infused with many anti-oxidants that heal and nourish the skin. Also, lemon juice is known for its bleaching properties. Mix 2-3 drops of lemon juice to a teaspoon of honey, and apply this mix on the area around the mouth and lips. Rinse after 15 minutes.
4. Tomato juice
Cut the top portion of the tomato and squeeze it to take out the juice in a bowl. Now, apply it to the area around and leave for 30 minutes. Wash with normal water. Do this every day for the best results in just a week. Tomato contains lycopene which lightens the skin tone. You can also apply tomato juice to lighten other dark areas of your body.
5. Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is a naturally soothing ingredient that is very helpful in removing darkness, suntan, and hyperpigmentation. Take out aloe vera gel from the plant and apply it on the dark area. Leave it overnight and wash with cold water in the morning. Do this every day for 2 weeks and see the visible results.
Some Natural Packs to remove the darkness around mouth and lips
Using natural packs along with the above-mentioned ingredients will accentuate the lightening process of the skin near lips and mouth.
A. Sandalwood Powder and Turmeric Pack
Sandalwood powder has been used by Indian women for centuries to get beautiful glowing skin. Nowadays, many cosmetic companies claim to put the goodness of sandalwood oil in their products. You can also use this magical ingredient at home for reducing pigmentation around the mouth and lips.
Mix 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder with water. Now, add a pinch of turmeric to it. Apply this paste on the area around the mouth and lips and rinse after 20 minutes. Follow with a lightweight moisturizer.
B. Gram flour pack
Take one tablespoon of Gram flour (besan) in a bowl and mix some pure almond oil to form a paste. Now squeeze a vitamin E capsule in it. Apply this paste on the area around the mouth and lips and leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with normal water. Do this every 2 days to get the fair skin around the mouth fast.
Homemade Natural Scrubs to remove darkness around mouth
1. Oatmeal scrub
Grind some oatmeal in a grinder and mix 1 teaspoon of honey and water into it. Take a little amount and massage it on the darkness around the mouth. Do this for 3-4 minutes, then leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
2. Brown/White Sugar and lemon juice
Mix sugar and lemon juice to make a paste and use it over the mouth. Be gentle and exfoliate while doing so. The glycolic acid in sugar and skin lightening properties of lemon juice whiten the darkness around the mouth.
With the regular usage of these home remedies, you will be able to get lightened skin very fast. Moreover, when the skin is lightened using natural ways, results are long-lasting, and the skin becomes healthy.