How to get rid of darkness around lips in 5 simple ways

If the darkness around the lips persists despite these measures, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for further evaluation

Published on Mar 22, 2023 05:58 PM IST 6 Photos

Darkness around the lips can be caused by a number of factors, including hyperpigmentation, sun exposure, smoking, hormonal changes and vitamin deficiency. There are several ways to reduce it. Here are five simple methods: (Freepik)

Exfoliate regularly: Dead skin cells can accumulate around the lips, making them appear darker. Regular exfoliation can help remove these dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin. You can use a lip scrub or gently brush your lips with a soft toothbrush to exfoliate. (Unsplash)

Moisturize your lips: Dry lips can also appear darker, so it's important to keep them moisturized. Apply a lip balm or oil regularly to keep your lips hydrated and smooth. (Unsplash)


Apply potato juice: Potato juice is another natural remedy that can help lighten dark skin. Simply slice a potato and rub the slices over the affected areas. Leave the juice on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off. (File Photo)

Use sunscreen: Sun exposure can darken the skin around the lips, so it's important to protect them with sunscreen. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to your lips before heading out in the sun.(File Photo)