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Query from: h, UK, 06/30/08
Topic: BEAUTY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: get rid of black spots on the lips caused due to excessive smoking

the lips got black due to smoking, how can i change the color or try to get it back to normal

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Response from: Ms saipriya r,   
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Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Dear h ,

How to treat and lighten dark lips

Stop taking too much coffee and tea. 1 or 2 cups every day are not harmful.

Avoid excessive smoking. Or try herbal cigarettes or nicotine patches.

Apply a mixture of lemon juice, glycerine, and fresh cream to the lips every night. Try leaving them overnight and wash in the morning. Pat Dry. Avoid Chewing gum. Try chewing on dessicated coconut, fennel seeds, or herbal mouth freshners.

Do not use expired lipsticks or makeup. Bad quality lipsticks can cause damage.

In addition to lipsticks, a skin allergy can be caused by harmful chemicals in soaps also. Try using natural, glycerine-based soaps fortified with herbs, and minerals.

Applying Vaseline or Carrot Seed oil can also help.

After you apply Glycerine to your lips, you can try scrubbing the lips gently with sliced lemon.

In addition to this, drink ten glasses of water every day to detoxify your system. Lemon is a natural bleach.

A mixture of Sweet Almond Oil, Lemon and clarified butter (ghee) also helps when applied.

After you brush your teeth every morning, try using your toothbrush to 'exfoliate' your lips too! It should brush off some dead cells and promote the growth of new ones. Also, do not forget that lip balm! Are your lips chapped and dehydrated? Fix what you already have by first using an old toothbrush and brushing your lips with Vaseline (do this every other day).

Then you need to use Vaseline or your favorite lip balm on your lips every night before you go to bed. Make sure to pile it on at night (do this every night). Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Remember to wear a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher to protect them. After a few days you'll notice a dramatic difference. Keep this up, and make it an everyday habit.

Try to apply concealer over your entire lip. Then use your favorite lipstick and you'll look prettier and healthier. For best results, use a lip liner before applying lipstick. Some lipstick contain materials which actually make your lips darker after regular use (a high percentage of lead or something). So, use only mild varieties of lipstick, lipliner, pencils and glosses. Drink more water, it really helps to pump up the lips.

Every night before going to bed, apply vaseline petroleum jelly on the lips with your fingers (they come in a small bottle as well) if you sleep with the AC on every night. The next day, use a toothbrush to brush away the leftover vaseline and dead skin on the lips (very effective for cracked lips) after your normal brushing. You will see your lips getting redder and 'more pumped up'.

This also helps if you have recurring problems of cracked lips or peeling skin that stays on your lips (and you tend to bite them away). Vaseline deals with uneven lips and helps in having a healthy smile. Your lipsticks may not be suitable for you. Care for your lips. It does have something to do with metabolism. Dark lips may be due to an unhealthy diet and unsuitable lipsticks.

You have to be careful when choosing a brand that is suitable for you. Stop it immediately when you notice changes with your natural lip colour. As for a healthy diet, try to eat more fruits and avoid caffeine and smoking. Another method that can help is to drink more red dates water. Put about 6 dates in a cup and pour hot water on it. Wait about 1/2 hr or 45 minutes before you drink it.

It is convenient, easy to prepare and good for your blood circulation. Try it a few times a week. Apply a thin layer of toothpaste to your lips before you go to sleep. Your lips in the morning will be redder and cleaner. Your lip colour might have to do with what you eat because it is vital to have a balanced diet. If you don't have a balanced diet, then eat more healthy food.

hope these remedies help u , goodluck .

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Response from: Mukundan Satyanarayanan,   
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It is really a tricky issue to remove the deposits of iodine as most of the anti pigmentation products are not edible in nature.

The best possible treatment is to make use of a organic aloe vera gel for this purpose.

Crush around 1 gm of coriander leaves and add this to juice to aloe vera gel. Apply this twice in a day.

The other aspect is boil milk with saffron till it becomes thick. Apply this milk deposits to your lip. This can be done twice in a week.

Many leading spas have lip gloss treatment which removes this particular pigmentation. You can also get a treatment there

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Response from: sri sri,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
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Hi,

Lips get dark due to various reason that is use of some cheap brand of lipstick, sun exposure, heavy application of lipstick, drinking tea or coffee in excess.

The most important cause of dark lips is smoking.

It can also be due to allergy and dryness.

Vitamins, iron and fresh air keeps the lips red.

Carrot and orange juice should be taken for maintaining red lips.

Tips for maintaining red lips: Before going to bed massage your lips with drops of glycerine, lime juice and honey. Lemon is natural bleach apply it with a little glycerine at night. Almond oil is good for discoloration of skin. It can be used any where in the body.

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Response from: nandhini raghavendran,   
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Here are simple lip care tips and home remedies for intense smokers: To reduce discoloration caused by smoking the first step is to reduce the intake of such habits. Drink at least 10 glasses of water to flush toxins away. Apply Vaseline to your lips regularly. Clarified butter is also a very good home remedy. Apply a little every night to soothe lips. This helps keep lips moisturized. Another effective home remedy is applying the juice of a lemon which has bleaching properties to the lips daily. This helps lighten the colour of the lips over time.

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Response from: Ranbir Baidwan,   
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Dear h, Try to use lip balm daily and one household remedy is,"grind rose pettles(fresh one),mix these with home made butter,store this in the refrigator and apply three times a day.

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Response from: LaLa LaLa,   
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hello h , rub tomatoes on ur lips or grind fresh red or pink rose patels and smash in little milk . if u have time u can do 2 times in a day or don't have time then apply in night n wash in the morning .

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Response from: sharmila b,   
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Stop smoking first Apply rose water on your lips grind rose petals and apply it on your lips

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Response from: Neelam Sharma,   
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Firstly please quit smoking.The Homeopathic Remedies ARSENICUM ALBUM and BRYONIA taken together in 30 potency thrice a day half hour before meals will cure your dark lips.And your lips colour will be back to normal. No side Effects and No Complications, 100% relief ! thats what Homeopathy is all about ! Take Care and God Bless you

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Response from: ambreen azhar,   
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try almond oil

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