Smoker’s lips are characterised not only by vertical wrinkles around the mouth but also by the lips and gums may become significantly darker than their natural shade (hyperpigmentation).
A smoker’s lips can begin to occur after months or years of smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products. If you have a smoker’s lips, the best thing you can do to reduce their appearance is to stop smoking however the smoker's treatment trio may also help.
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 smokers' 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 1-3 months of consistent use (take before pictures to compare each week).
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: