We all are naturally drawn to people with pink lips; this is because the quality of their smile is easily enhanced by their pink lips. No wonder many beauty enthusiasts are willing to find out more about how to make lips pink.
For some, they don't just care—they leave their lips dry and chapped. This happens because the lips become dehydrated from lack of proper care. But, whether you are interested in fashion or not, there is a good reason you should care for your lips—your health.
You can restore your lip's natural softness without too much stress. We will, therefore, consider both homemade remedies as well as some non-invasive procedures to achieving softer and healthier pink lips.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures to Restore Your Pink Lips
The following procedures should be administered by a skilled dermatologist or a certified beautician. They all promise efficacy in achieving that luscious pink lips.
The laser technique makes use of heat waves that are controlled to break down the dark pigmentation known as melanin. As this controlled heat reaches the skin, more collagen is produced, which in turn makes the skin looks new, fresh, and pink. The heat goes inside of the skin of the lips and breaks the surface layers of the lips; making is softer along the way. The result is a softer, fresher, pink lips. It is considered one of the safest methods of achieving pink lips. A simple laser session can take up to 15 minutes. The doctor will determine how many sessions are required to get the best results.
2. Plasma injections
This is an injection-based treatment for dark lips. Plasma from the blood is extracted and then injected to the lips of the patient. The plasma re-energizes the lips to be pink by using the red component of the blood. It makes the skin produce more collagen and its effect is a pink lip. As a caution, it may not be for everyone because some people can not tolerate injections. To achieve maximum results, the treatment needs to be done about three times a month for the results to be satisfactory.
3. Pink lip injections
These injections have become very popular because their results are always as desired and it makes the lips look more natural than other cosmetic procedures. Hyaluronic acids and glycerol are injected into the lips to make it look thick, soft, and pink. This procedure is a favorite among those who regularly use these services because its effect can last for 4 to 6 weeks after the injection. It is also considered safe because the acids injected into the lips are naturally occurring acids that are found in the human body. The only downside to this cosmetic procedure is that it will not look good on dark-skinned people.
4. Cinderella injections
This procedure has a rather short and temporary effect, no wonder it is referred to as a Cinderella treatment. The lips are injected with brine which works to make the lips thicker and characteristically pinkish. However, it only lasts from 24 to 48 hours. It is a common practice among celebrities needing to make an appearance on stage or in a movie premiere. It is cheap and painless with no side effects at all.
The Homemade Approach to Make Your Lips Pink
Apart from the medically approved cosmetic procedures to achieving pink lips, there are homemade remedies that can help you achieve pink lips. Although they may not achieve instant results compared to the medical procedures highlighted above, still, with consistency, they work. Let's take a look at them.
1. Cucumber juice
Cucumber may have a lot of health benefits, but its water can also be used for moisturizing the lips. Just blend some cucumbers and apply the juice on the lips early in the morning for about 15 minutes and do the same at night for about 15 minutes before bed. If done consistently, your lips will gradually become soft and pink.
2. Baking soda scrub
Get some baking powder and add water to make a paste. Get yourself a clean toothbrush and put the paste on it. Gently apply on your lips and let it stay for a while. Rinse off after 15 minutes and apply lip balm. Repeat the process a couple more times to get the desired result.
3. Strawberry lip scrub
This homemade scrub comprises a strawberry powder, coconut oil, Vitamin E Oil, and sugar. Melt them all together and watch how the mixture exfoliates your dark lips to make it soft and pink.
4. Honey and lemon mask
Lemon has lots of health benefits and so does honey. Imagine what magic these two can do when combined? Yes, to achieve pink lips, take 2 teaspoons of honey and mix with 2 teaspoons of lemon. The honey moisturizes the lips while the lemon will act as a bleaching agent. Apply generously morning and night to achieve maximum desired results.
5. Sugar and olive/coconut oil
These two natural ingredients combined will have the effect of totally exfoliated skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and uncovers new cells in the lips. The result is a soft, pink lip.
6. Aloe vera gel mask
Aloe Vera plant is natural magic that works in treating the lips. Get some Aloe Vera plant, cut it horizontally in the middle, scoop out the gel, and add some coconut oil to it. Mix the combination well and apply it on the lips.
Aside from using all these remedies, there are simple things you can do daily that will help protect your lips and help make your lips pink. This includes staying hydrated, avoiding smoking, and avoiding overexposure to sunlight. If you give your lip some love, it will contribute positively to your appearance and confidence.