Dark Lips

Overview

Pink lips are considered to be one of the elements that make one beautiful. More than men, women desire of pink colored lips. But, not everyone is blessed with pink lips. There are quite a lot of people who worry about the ugly looking dark lips. It has become one of the most common problems among women.
Several factors contribute to the darkening of lips. For some, it may be natural to have dark lips.

Causes

Factors that cause darkening of the lips are:

  • Genetic: For some, dark lips may be a genetic factor. They might naturally have dark lips from the birth itself.
  • Use of lipstick and other lip products: Lipstick may contain chemicals and overuse of such products may contribute to the darkening of lips.
  • Smoking: Cigarette smoking may cause lip darkening
  • Overuse of coffee and tea: Coffee and tea may stain the lip and will result in lip darkening.
  • Dry and chapped lips: Dry and chapped lips may cause black pigmentation on the lips.
  • Exposure to the sun:Too much exposure to the skin may cause an increase in the amount of melanin pigment in the lips and this will result in lip darkening.
  • Treatments include:

  • Avoiding exposure to sun
  • Avoiding use of lipsticks and such products
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid over use of coffee and tea
  • Stop the habit of lip licking
  • Chemical peels
  • Q- switched laser
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