We all have an ideal look that we’d like to achieve without harming ourselves, that’s why we’re bringing you tips for pink lips naturally! There are a few factors that contribute to the discolouration of our lips. A few main factors that cause skin discolouration are sun damage, smoking, low blood sugar, and vitamin deficiency. There are also multiple solutions to the problem! At Vivnaturelle, we focus on natural, chemical-free solutions. Let’s have a look at tips to get pink lips naturally.
Tips For Natural Pink Lips
There are multiple ways to improve the colour of your lips. Don’t worry, these changes are easily implemented and won’t cost you a fortune.
1. Exfoliate Your Lips
Exfoliating your lips gets rid of dead skin, while also massaging the lips and increasing blood flow in the area. In turn, this makes your lips appear pink and smooth. You can check our blog posts about how to exfoliate your lips with scrubs and a recipe for a DIY lip scrub with honey.
2. Hydrate Your Lips with Natural Products
Once your lips are exfoliated and smooth, make sure you apply a lip balm. A couple of ingredients to look for are shea butter and coconut oil for their ability to moisturise and nourish your lips. We’d recommend a Natural Lip Balm. If you’d rather make your own, here’s a guide on how to make a lip balm.
3. Hydrate Your Body
As we mentioned earlier, your lips can reflect the overall state of your body. That’s why it’s important to drink enough water. If you are dehydrated, your lips will appear dry and brittle. To avoid that, drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Another tip to avoid dehydration is to avoid overly salty foods and over-sweating.
4. Use Lip Products with Vitamin E
Vitamin E increases blood circulation and protects your lips from pollutants and free radicals. Increased blood flow to the lips will instantly improve their colour and will help generate new skin cells. If you’re looking for a natural lip balm with vitamin E, we recommend Cherry Lip balm by Fruu. You can also use vitamin E capsules and simply open one and mix it with your lip balm.
5. Use Sun Protection
While people are becoming more aware of the need to protect their skin from damaging UV rays, very few people protect their lips. A study published in the Dermatology Journal surveyed people and showed that only 37% who used regular sunscreen also applied sun protection on their lips. The skin on our lips is very sensitive, and therefore it is crucial to also protect it from the sun. Using a daily SPF of 15 or above, even on cloudy or cold days, helps slow the signs of ageing. Your lips can become damaged also by sunless tanning beds. The next time you shop for sunscreen, remember to also add a lip balm with SPF to your basket.
6. Use Natural Lip Products to Add Colour
Do you know those long-lasting stains or lipsticks? Turns out they’re not great for your lips. The rubbing and pulling and the time to take them off will dry your lips. On top of that, the reason why they last long is the strong chemical contents. Instead, opt for natural lipsticks that won’t be as harsh on your lips. Or, if you’re not a fan of lipsticks and want to add some colour to your lips, opt for a natural tinted lip balm.
7. Avoid Smoking
You know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know that it’s also bad for your lips? Because smoking affects blood circulation, it makes your lips darker. That also includes second-hand smoke as the toxins released into the air are not good for your skin.
8. Remove Makeup Before Bed
Another thing to remember to improve the health of your lips is to remove makeup before going to bed. As with the rest of your face, allowing your skin to breathe free of chemicals is very important. To help your lips fully recover from the exposure all day, we’d recommend exfoliating your lips and applying lip balm before bed. However, do not exfoliate too frequently. We’d recommend doing it once a week.
9. Use Peppermint Oil to Boost Circulation
Using peppermint oil on your lips may boost circulation to the area. It also provides a cooling sensation that can soothe dry lips. You can mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil, such as almond oil or coconut oil, which will make a DIY lip balm that you can reapply throughout the day.
10. Wake Up Lips with Citrus
If you use a few drops of lemon juice, you can make your lips appear brighter and it helps remove dead skin. Just rub the lemon juice onto your lips and watch the difference. Make sure your lips aren’t cracked or super dry before you use this remedy, as it may sting and make things worse.
Now that we’ve looked at the tips to make your lips pink naturally, we hope to hear which methods you find helpful! Remember that it’s not just about the outward appearance, but about your overall health. Our skin gives away our health issues, therefore you should check your health regularly and make blood tests to be sure you don’t have deficiencies or systemic problems. If you’re dreaming of plump, smooth, healthy and pink lips, give these tips a go and see what happens!