Chemicals in lipstick, caffeine and smoking can cause dark lips because all three are responsible for leaving harsh substances on the lips.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used since ancient times to lighten skin and destroy bacteria and germs on it. It’s also good for brightening lips.
A lip scrub can be made with a dash of turmeric powder and ½ a tablespoon of milk. Ix the ingredients well and gently scrub the lips for a minute or two. Next dip a cotton pad in warm water and wipe clean the lips.
If you find turmeric too be too harsh a spice to be used on lips then try the following lip scrub.
Take a teaspoon of honey and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Then apply this on the lips and leave for 10 minutes. Next using the fingers gently scrub the lips for a minute or two. Next take a cotton pad which has been soaked in warm water and wipe the lips.