Girls, are your lips getting darker from year to year? Darkening lip color can be caused by hyperpigmentation due to excessive production of melanin. When your skin is often exposed to the sun's UV rays, your body lacks hydration and vitamin intake, or you have a habit of smoking or coffee, these things can cause darkening lip color. Well, there are various methods for those of you who want to restore their rosy lip color naturally - see Cosmo's list of DIY lip scrubs! Besides being natural, you can make it quickly and easily at home.
1. Sugar Honey Scrub
It's time to make your own sugar honey scrub at home to treat your lips. Honey can maintain skin moisture and explain skin tone, while sugar is effective in exfoliating dead skin cells and makes lips look smoother. Cosmo advises you to use brown sugar which not only can handle lip skin more gently, but also contains antioxidants and glycolic acid which can protect the skin from UV rays and toxins. Yay!
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 spoonful of honey
Mix brown sugar and honey into a small bowl, stir until smooth.
Apply the scrub to the lips using your fingers, then massage gently for one minute.
Leave for 5 minutes before rinsing the lips with warm water.
Do this routine 2-3 times in one week and see the results.
2. Lemon Almond Moisturizer
Did you know? Lemon juice can lighten the skin naturally, you know. The content in lemon functions as natural bleach and skin toner that effectively brighten the skin! Meanwhile, almond oil can also nourish the skin of the lips and maintain moisture.
1 tablespoon of almond oil
Squeeze the lemon until the juice is collected, then mix with almond oil and stir until smooth.
Brush the moisturizer to the lips using your fingers, massage gently.
For the best results, let the moisturizer soak into the lips until tomorrow morning.
3. Serum Milk Pomegranate
Aside from being rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, pomegranates also contain punicalagin which prevents melanin production. A natural serum that combines pomegranate seeds with this milk can make your lips look brighter and healthier, you know.
1 handful of pomegranate seeds
100 ml of full cream milk
Mash the pomegranate seeds until smooth, then mix with milk. Mix well.
Apply milk serum to the lips, let stand for 15 minutes. Store the remaining serum in the refrigerator.
Rinse with cold water.
Do this routine every day for one month and see the results.
4. Strawberry Swing Balm
Strawberry fruit is not only delicious, but also useful for nourishing the skin. Besides having vitamins C, A, K, calcium, potassium and others, strawberries are also rich in antioxidants and minerals that can illuminate dark colored lips. In addition, strawberry fruit seeds can function as exfoliators to remove dead skin cells.
2 tablespoons of Vaseline petroleum jelly
Mash strawberries until you get the juice.
Mix strawberry juice with petroleum jelly and stir until smooth, store in the refrigerator.
Apply on the lips as lip balm 2-3 times a day.