Some people develop darker lips over time due to a range of medical and lifestyle factors.
Causes of dark lips
Darkening of the lips can be the result of hyperpigmentation. This is a typically harmless condition caused by an excess of melanin. Lip hyperpigmentation may be caused by:
Most of these causes can be addressed by lifestyle changes, such as wearing sunscreen, limiting caffeine intake, or changing toothpaste brands.
The following can also lead to darker lips:
How to lighten dark lips with lip lightening products:
1. Night: Exfoliate with the Papaya and Honey Lip lightening scrub every second night
2. Day: Apply day Glutathione Red Hot lip lightening/plumping balm frequently during the day
3. Night: Apply glutathione lip-lightening sleeping treatment mask at night. Red Hot balm can be applied over this to boost moisture.
Consistency is key to seeing results within the first month.