Dark skin above upper lips is quite annoying specially for women and give them a shadow of moustaches. Hormonal changes, sun tanning, smoking, excessive intake of black tea or coffee, allergic reactions to some makeups or cosmetics and medications are some common causes for dark skin on lips. Dark skin on the upper lip may be caused by aggressive hair removal techniques, such as regular waxing, threading or over chemical bleaching. However, here we have some best natural tips to lighten the dark skin above upper lips.


Natural Tips To Lighten Dark Skin Above Upper Lips

1. Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is considered very effective to lighten dark skin above upper lips. Directly apply fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it with with lukewarm water to get fairer and smoother skin.

2. Lime juice and Honey

Mix a little honey and lime juice and apply it around your upper lip. The citric acid in the lime juice bleaches the skin, while the honey softens and moisturizes the skin.

3. Rice flour and Curd

Prepare a mixture of rice flour and curd. Apply this mixture on your skin around the lips and leave for about 10-15 minutes. Wash off with fresh water.

4. Lime Juice

Lime is a natural skin bleaching agent. Apply some lime juice on affected ares for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with fresh water. If you do this, you must also remember never to go out without applying sun screen, otherwise that area will tan darkly.

5. Tomato, Lemon Juice and Turmeric Powder

Tomato is also one of the bleaching agent and is known for its instant effect on skin. Rub it directly on the skin or mix lemon juice and turmeric powder to prepare a skin whitening face pack apply on the affected areas for 15-20 minutes and finally wash off with fresh water.

6. Gram flour, Yogurt and Lime Juice

A thick paste of gram flour, yogurt and lime juice can be applied to the area and rubbed off after it starts to dry. This will bring unwanted hair out with it. Do this at least twice a week for best results.

7. Carrot juice

Carrot juice can be used to lighten dark skin on the upper lip. High levels of vitamin A and an anti-oxidant called beta carotene help a lot to treat the dark upper lips. Grate a carrot, then blend in a food processor. Press the pulped carrot through a sieve to extract the juice, then use a cotton ball to apply the juice to the skin of your upper lip. Leave at least for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

8. Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice also acts as a soothing agent for skin that has been over-bleached and can help clear up the darker pigmentation on the upper lip. For maximum effect, try combining it with a little bit of lime juice and apply directly to the dark area of your upper lip. Leave it on 15 minutes and then gently rinse it off with water.

9. Gram flour, Turmeric, Lemon juice and Dairy Cream

Gram flour, (made from chickpeas), can be used as an ingredient in a facial mask that can lighten the skin above the upper lip. To make the remedy, add a pinch of turmeric, a couple drops of lemon juice, and a few drops of dairy cream. Combine all of the ingredients and apply this paste around your lips. Allow the mask to dry, and then rinse off with water. Natural bleaching abilities are found in the gram flour, lemon juice and turmeric, while your skin is left smooth by the dairy cream.

10. Potato Juice

Potato is also a natural bleaching agent that cures dark skin around the lips. Apply slices of raw potato onto the skin and leave them for 15-20 minutes. Potatoes are best whitening agent. Apply and rub sliced potato on dry and dark skin around lips then leave until it gets dry then wash it with fresh water.

11. Oatmeal Scrub

Prepare a scrub using oatmeal, tomato juice and curd. Scrub this mixture gently on the affected skin for 3-5 minutes and wash off after 15 minutes.

12. Sandalwood and Turmeric

Sandalwood and turmeric are essential ingredients for treating sun tan. Mix sandal wood and pure turmeric powder in equal quantities and add enough rose water to make a paste. Apply this paste on tanned area and leave for half an hour or until it is dry and then wash with cold water. This natural tips is equally effective in getting rid of dark skin around lips.

13. Orange peel and Curds

This natural homemade scrubs also help to lighten the dark areas around lips. Apply the mixture of orange peel and curds and then gently rub this scrub around the lips and pay special attention around upper lips. Rub for about 3-5 minutes then leave for 5 minutes then wash it. This mask will help to reduce scars, and dark pigmentation around the lips.

14. Olive oil, Lemon Juice and Honey

To remove the darkness around lips, mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil, few drops of lemon juice and  1 teaspoon of honey then apply it on dark skin and gently massage for 3-5 min then leave for 10 min or overnight then wash it using milk face wash.

Important Tips to Prevent Dark Skin Upper Lips

(i) Avoid using darker lip colours that may smudge and affect the skin around upper and lower lip.
(ii) Stop waxing, chemical bleaching or threading upper lip till the darkness fades and your skin is normal.
(iii) Before going out in sun, apply lip cream that has SPF 15 and above. SPF 30 would be the best to protect you from the UV sun rays
(iv) Avoid habits that can darken your skin. Cigarettes, coffee, and tea not only stain your teeth and lips but darken the skin around your lip. Quitting smoking and giving up coffee and tea can help reduce the darkness around lips. Replace the habit of black tea and coffee with green or white teas instead.