Top 9 Best Home Remedies for Darkness Around Mouth and Lips

Home Remedies for Darkness around Mouth and Lips

Darkness around the mouth and lips can look bad and is a beauty concern for men and women who have that. It can be due to hyper pigmentation, hormones, waxing, shaving or other factors. The darkness looks really bad when we smile and for females who apply lipsticks especially red lip colors. Dryness around the mouth can also cause the dark skin around the lips. But you don’t have to concern about that anymore as natural and herbal home remedies will cure the darkness around mouth easily and effectively. All you have to do is to stick to the treatments and they will treat the darkness around mouth faster.

Natural beauty tips for darkness around mouth and lips

1. Lemon juice

Lemon juice is one of the most efficient bleaching agent. Apply lemon juice mixed with some milk around the mouth and lips, over the dark skin and gently rub it. Leave this for the entire night and wash in the morning. You will soon get excellent results in getting rid of the darkness around mouth. If you have very sensitive skin, then never apply lemon juice directly on the skin rather dilute it with some rose water, milk, or honey. 

2. Lemon and honey

Darkness around Mouth

Apply a mixture of lemon and honey around the mouth to reduce the darkness around mouth and lips. This simple home remedy will make sure that the dark skin pigmentation is reduced and also the dry skin get moisturized. Honey will and extra nourishment around the skin near lips. To make the skin glowing and pigmentation free, this remedy with lemon and honey is the best and easiest to prepare. 

3. Tomato juice

Use tomato juice over the dark skin and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash with tepid water. Tomato juice has lycopene and comes with amazing skin lightening properties. Due to this the darkness around mouth will be reduced effectively. You will have to do it every day in the evening for best results. Tomato juice will also lighten the sun tan.

4. Rose water and glycerin

Other than the darkness around mouth there can be dryness around the lips too hence this mixture of rose water and glycerin will help a lot. To moisturize the dry skin near the mouth you have to mix rose water and glycerin in equal amount and then massage gently. Leave this for overnight like a pack and wash in the morning. Dryness will be gone!

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5. Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is a good soothing agent. It will also remove the darkness due to over exposure of the sun and sun tanning. Apply freshly extracted aloe vera gel around the dark skin near the mouth and leave for the entire night. Try this daily for 2-3 weeks and you will see noticeable results in the removal of darkness around mouth and lips. Always remember that aloe vera juice or gel are the most used remedies to get rid of the pigmentation and darkness on the skin anywhere on the body. Moreover, just by applying the aloe vera gel, the skin gets healed and gets smoother  in no time.

Packs to remove the darkness around mouth and lips

Other than the above mentioned methods you can also try packs to reduce the darkness of skin near the lips and mouth naturally.

6. Sandalwood and turmeric

Sandalwood and turmeric pack is an excellent combination to lighten and whiten the skin. You can whiten the dark skin near the mouth with the help of this simple home remedy. Mix half teaspoonful of sandalwood powder with some water and add 1 pinch of turmeric powder in it. Apply over the darkness around mouth and wait for 25 minutes. Wash off and apply a light moisturizer which will give the hydration on the dryness.

7. Gram flour pack

If you have extremely dry and dark skin around the mouth then this treatment will help you. Take half teaspoonful of gram flour (besan) and some almond oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on the dry skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with water. This is not for oily acne prone skin at all only for very dry skin. To get instantly brighter skin and to remove the melasma, hyper-pigmentation and darkness, then it can be done regularly. 

Scrubs to get rid of the darkness around mouth

You can also try scrubs to remove the dryness and dark skin around the mouth and lips in a natural way.

8. Oatmeal scrub

Take 1 teaspoonful of oatmeal and make paste with some water. Apply this scrub to exfoliate the dry skin and then leave it for 15 minutes to lighten the darkness around the mouth. When you apply this easy to do remedy then it is quite useful as it is not only effective but it has the ingredients that can revive the skin but it can also transform the dull dry and tired skin at home efficiently, which you will find hard not to touch.

9. Sugar and lemon juice 

Mix sugar and lemon juice to make paste and use over the mouth. Be gentle and exfoliate. This glycolic acid in sugar and skin lightening properties of lemon juice will whiten the darkness around the mouth.

With the regular use of any of the above mentioned home remedies for dark skin around the mouth, you will see good results in getting rid of the darkness around mouth skin and the dryness around the lips.

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  1. i wanna treatment to remove dark spots near mouth due to berry berry desease

  2. Hello mam my lips are bit dark want to make it lighter please suggest me the lotions or treatment to get rid of from it. Plz mam

  3. Prachi, You can use tomato juice on that daily for 1 minutes and also scrub the face 2 times in a week.

  4. Hi Akshay,

    You can apply a mixture of ghee and turmeric powder on the lips daily. This will fade the darkness.
    This is one of the most effective treatments for dry and dark lips.

  5. Vandana aggarwal

    Hello ma’am I have got dark marks and dryness on upper lips and on chin..please tell me some solution

  6. Hi mam..due to the change in weather the area around my lips have gone dark as I licked around my lips..I applied coconut oil for a period of 3 weeks..but still there is no result..please suggest me something for immediate result..I need to get rid of it as soon as possible…

  7. Hii Ma’am,

    What is the best way to remove dark circles?