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Jul 2, 2021

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What Causes Dark Lips?

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Lips Lightening Treatment 

Home Remedies to Prevent Dark Lips

One of the softest parts of our body is the lips. Everyone wishes to have pink, soft, and luscious lips but all don’t get.

What Causes Dark Lips?

Let’s talk about the causes of dark lips:

  • Deficiency of Vitamins

One of the most important causes of dark lips is vitamin B12 deficiency. In this condition, you will get dark spots or patchy dark lips. When diagnosed then the doctor might tell you to have vitamin-rich foods and supplements as well. In some cases, injections might be required. Vitamin B 12 foods are mostly food in animal meat like eggs, chicken, fish, mushrooms, and fortified cereals.

  • Lack of Water

Due to lack of hydration, decoloration of lips is also possible. It’s important to moisturize your lips all the time to avoid dryness, itching, and chapped lips. Water plays a vital role in keeping your lips and body hydrated.

  • Hyperpigmentation

Pigmentation can occur in any part of our body, in lips as well. It can be heredity or due to sun rays also melasma or hyperpigmentation can occur. Hormones also can be the cause of dark lips but can affect mostly pregnant ladies.

  • Medication

Taking wrong and over-the-counter medications without dermatologist concern can get dark lips. Using wrong creams, without proper information can also lead to hyperpigmentation.

  • Smoking and Alcohol

Due to smoking and drinking regularly can also lead to pigmented lips. Tobacco leads to an increase in the dark spots on the lips if taken very frequently.

  • Allergies

Due to makeup, lipsticks, hair dye, toothpaste, etc can cause allergies and which lead to having dark skin or spots.

Lips Lightening Treatment 

Many people ask why are my lips dark? You’ve already seen some causes of dark lips. They include over-exposure to the sun, smoking, excessive caffeine, allergic reactions, and family history. Additionally, you’ve also seen some home-based lips-lightening treatments. But in some cases, where home remedies for dark lips don’t work, treatment options like Q switch laser and chemical peel could be available. 

Laser treatment, which is FDA-approved, is a non-invasive treatment that helps reduce lip darkness. Regular use of chemical peels may also work effectively after dermatologist consultation, prescription, and guidance. Click here to connect with us for our lips-lightening treatment options.

Home Remedies to Prevent Dark Lips

There are so many home remedies that will help you to remove dark spots and can prevent them as well. But these are just tips that might work in some cases but may not work as well. It’s always important to meet a dermatologist and get your lips checked and then accordingly follow the medications.

Let’s talk about a few remedies,

  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Tea
  • Turmeric
  • Apple cider vinegar

Regular using of these items directly on lips but in a very small quantity will definitely help in lightening the lip color. It’s important to use sunblock for lips when going out in the sun, it really helps a lot. The application of lip balm is also important to keep your lips hydrated and soft.

I hope these tips will help you to get a luscious lip.

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Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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