From cold, dry weather and poor food habits, to dehydrating makeup, and constantly licking your lips—any and all of these can be the reason for the rough ridges on your not-so-perfect pout.
Besides keeping a lip balm handy, try these home remedies to temper the darkened portion of your lips, and to keep them smooth and flawless through the day.
1DIY With Lemon-Honey
Take equal parts of honey and lemon juice, mix well and apply it to your lips for an hour; then rinse. This DIY is an anti-tanning solution that will moisturize your lips in the process.
2DIY With Beetroot
Take a slice of beetroot and gently massage it on your lips. This is the most natural way to add color to your pout. So while it’ll lend a blush tone to the mouth, it will also treat the underlying tan on your lips.
3DIY With Cucumber
Apply cucumber juice on your lips till it dries and then rinse. The cool cucumber will soothe and hydrate your lips, making them appear pinker as the blood rushes to the surface of the skin.
4DIY Honey-Sugar Scrub
Take 1 tsp of honey and 1tsp of sugar, and gently rub it on your lips; wash it off after five minutes. This scrub acts as an exfoliator which will remove dead cells and make way for new, softer, pinker lips. The honey in the mix is for moisturizing purposes.
5DIY With Turmeric-Milk
Mix 1tsp milk and 1tsp turmeric to make a paste. Leave it on your lips till it dries, and then wash it off. The milk nourishes the lip and the turmeric treats discoloration.