Dark lips are a very common problem and many people are affected by it. Women are generally more concerned about their figure, complexion and looks.

Therefore they try to use the variety of cosmetics and products on their lips to make it look more attractive. But most of them have only temporary results and they have some terrible side effects.

Lip glosses and sticks make your lips dark and dry which might give you an inferiority complex.

There’s no need to worry as there are plenty of home remedies available for your dark lips. They can help you to get rid of this problem forever.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Dark Lips



Honey can help to make your lips look pinkish and moist.

Apply some amount of honey on your lips before sleeping and rinse it off in the morning using warm water.

This can surely help in softening up the skin.

2.Almond Oil and Honey

Mix one teaspoonful of both oil and honey and apply the mixture onto your lips.

Rinse it off after about half an hour. You can repeat this process thrice a day to get the desired results.

3.Rose Petals and Cream

Rose petals and Cream
Rose petals and Cream

Crush some of the finest rose petals and make a thick paste.

Mix honey and cream along with the paste to make a mixture. Apply this mixture on your lips.

Leave it for some time and then rinse it with milk and then with water. This can help in exfoliating the skin and making your lips look red.

4.Lemon and Turmeric

Mix some amount of lime juice with turmeric and make a fine mixture.

Let it remain for about 10-15 minutes then rinse it off with warm water.



There are many ways you can apply sugar onto your lips. Sugar can help in removing the dead cells from your lip skin.

Make some amount of granulated sugar (about 3 teaspoonfuls) with one teaspoonful of butter. Use it as a natural scrub. Do this process once a week.

Mix one teaspoonful of sugar along with one teaspoonful of honey and half teaspoonful of olive oil. Use it as a natural scrub onto your lips.  Do this process once a week.

You can make a mixture just with sugar and cream. Apply this mixture on your lips once a week.

6.Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Olive Oil

Olive oil can help in moistening and moisturize the lips. It has a lot of nutrients which are quite essential for your skin and makes them beautiful.

Massage the lips with olive oil every night.

Mix some amount of olive oil with sugar to make the natural scrub. Apply this once in a week for next couple of months to get optimum results.


Rose helps in improving the color of your lips.

Mix some amount of honey with rose water and apply this to your lips. Repeat this process thrice a day.

Sock some amount of rose petals in milk for some time. Then take out these petals, crush them and mix half teaspoonful of honey and some amount of saffron.

Apply this on your lips and leave it for 15 minutes. Repeat this process twice a day.



Lemon is actually a bleaching agent. Lemon is traditionally used for lightening dark spots, indeed a very effective remedy for the dark lips.

Apply lemon juice regularly on your lips. It can lighten your lips. Apply this for a couple of months to see the result.

Take a piece of lemon and scrub your lips with it. You can sprinkle some amount of sugar for more effectiveness. Do this for a couple of weeks to see the result.

Apply the mixture of honey, glycerin and some amount of lemon juice to your lips to increase its complexion.

Apply it before going to bed and leave it overnight. Repeat this process till you see the desired result.

9.Cucumber Juice

Cucumber Juice
Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice can significantly help in reducing the pigmentation and increasing the complexion of the lips

10.Almond Oil

Almond Oil
Almond Oil

Almond oil can help in reducing the pigmentation of the lips. For optimum results, apply it before going to bed.




Beetroot is one of the best home remedies available for the treatment of dark lips. Take a piece of beetroot and apply it on your lips for around 5 minutes.

Leave it for some time so that it can be properly soaked by your lips. It can help to make your lips more reddish.


Dry lips can happen when a body becomes dry and dehydrated. Drink a lot of water and keep your body hydrated.


Dr Shallu Garg is an expert in the field of ayurveda and has experience of over 15 years in this field. She is a faculty in various reputed institutions .She is the founder of a AYULIFE center which runs on the resources and techniques taken from kerala and also offers authentic and excellent Panchkarma procedures.

  • Samarth Kakkar

    If you are a smoker, I would strongly recommend that you quit smoking to avoid getting your lips darker among other strong negative reasons. If you cannot quit then you must at least make sure you always use a separate silver/gold foil filter for your cigarettes.
    This would help by not darkening your lips.