How to Get the Color Pink Back Into Your Lips

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How to Get the Color Pink Back Into Your Lips
Bring the pink back by exfoliating your lips naturally. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Maintain your natural lip colour by pampering your lips once or twice a week with a lip scrub. Over time, your lips may loose their natural pink colour due to age, sun exposure, wearing too much high pigment lipstick and diet. Regaining naturally pink lips takes a short amount of time and can be done using a home-based remedy that consists of sugar and water. Add other natural ingredients, such as honey or salt, to increase moisture and help with chapped lips.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton ball
  • Soft cotton towel
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp water
  • Warm, wet washcloth
  • Chapstick or lip moisturiser

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove any trace of lipstick or gloss from your lips. The easiest way to achieve a bare lip, if the lipstick or gloss will not come off, is to apply petroleum jelly to the lip, and let it sit on your lips for two minutes.

  2. 2

    Use a cotton ball or soft cotton towel to gently rub off the lipstick or gloss.

  3. 3

    Mix together a lip scrub by combining 1/2 tbsp white sugar and 1/2 tsp water. Add more water if necessary; however, the sugar should be slightly wet, not soaking.

  4. 4

    Rub the mixture gently on your lips using your fingers. The lip scrub is meant to exfoliate your lips, not rub them raw.

  5. 5

    Use a warm, wet washcloth to gently remove the scrub from your lips. When wiping the scrub away, use gentle, circular strokes.

  6. 6

    Apply a lip balm or lip moisturiser to your lips to hold in the moisture.

Tips and warnings

  • Exfoliate one to three times a week.
  • You may have to exfoliate several times before your lips regain their full natural colour.
  • Lips may darken over time with age.

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