Once a great fashion, now a cause for embarrassment, natural blood red or darker colored lips seem to give many headaches to those who long for a pale complexion. Indeed, it is one thing to fake it and another to naturally have it. Smoking and other internal and external factors can trigger the discoloration or darkening of the lips.

Excessive coffee and tea consumption can also be named as culprits for this problem. Getting back the natural tone of the lips might seem impossible, however, there’s still hope. Besides reducing the intake of these liquids and giving up bad beauty habits there are other less drastic and efficient methods to lighten darker lips. Here are some of the most time tested ones worth experimenting with.

Lemon Juice

Lemon is a citric often used in natural bleaching rituals. Due to its whitening and acidic quality this common ingredient will be able to give back the natural color of your lips.

Indeed, organic methods require more time and patience to have their effect, however, it guarantees a damage-free result.

Mix 2 tsp of lemon juice with 1 tsp of honey then apply the mixture to the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this trick at least 3 times a week for a visible result.

Another benefit of lemon and honey lip treatment is that it also hydrates and nourishes the lips keeping it in its best shape.


This well-known natural ingredient is also proved to have a certain bleaching effect when it comes to darker lips. In fact, the juice extracted from the leaves will gradually reduce the redness or the unpleasant color of this spot. All you have to do is to grind a few leaves then squeeze them until you get the fine juice. Finally apply it to your residue-free lips in order to condition and at the same time lighten its shade.

Drink Milk

This trick in fact refers to an internal rather than external treatment. It was demonstrated that milk and fruit juices in general can lighten the color of thelips especially when the coffee and tea consumption is minimized. Indeed, as natural antioxidants, these will heal the possible irritation and banish the staining that might have occurred due to harmful agents.

Increase the milk, milk shake and organic juice intake in order reduce the dark tone of the lips. Unhealthy diets can also lead to discoloration and other skin disorders.

Almond Oil

Almond oil is an efficient lightening ingredient in beauty care. Massaging it into the lips you’ll be able to give back the natural color to your lips. It is recommended to include this ritual in your busy schedule right before you go to bed.

Leaving it on overnight will result in a gradual paling of the skin. If you are more into natural almond use, you can also ground some and rub it into your lips. Repeat this practice at least once a day for a few weeks for a spectacular effect.