Dark Lips: Causes and Remedies

Dark Lips: Causes and Remedies

What causes dark lips?

Here is natural variation between people in their lip color. A pigment called melanin gives the skin its color. Less melanin creates a lighter skin tone, whereas more melanin means a darker skin tone. If the skin begins producing more melanin than usual, it can lead to hyperpigmentation.

Causes & Remedies.

Hyperpigmentation causes patches of skin to develop that are darker than the skin around them. A common example of hyperpigmentation is age spots. This condition is related to sun exposure, and many people believe it to be harmless. It can affect almost any area of the body, including the lips.

Causes of hyperpigmentation include:

  • sun exposure
  • tobacco smoking
  • pregnancy
  • certain medications
  • a medical condition

The skin of the lips is thinner than that of many other parts of the body. The lips do not have sweat glands or the protection of hair, so they can dry out quickly.

Dry skin on the lips can make them look duller than usual. Regularly moisturizing and staying hydrated can help keep the lips healthy. Cracked lips aren’t likely to be repaired in a single day but, with a bit of discipline, patience and persistence, you can replenish the health of your lips.


Keep up your water intake. Your lips are one of the first places to show dryness when you are dehydrated. Loading up on water-dense veggies will help boost your hydration levels as well.


Look for a gentle lip mask that contains natural moisturising ingredients or this perfectly moisture locking Naam Shea Lip Mask, made with Pure Shea butter and various active ingredients providing instant hydration and long-lasting moisturisation! Applying a lip mask will also provide your chapped lips with much needed relief.

Wake Up With Perfect Pout

Our handmade are perfectly crafted and 100% unique! Handmade overnight mask for the lips; removes dead skin cells, leaving them moist and supple the next morning.

Active Ingredients Pure Shea Butter (Sweden). Organic Strawberry Powder (India). Fresh Strawberry Extract. Macadamia Nut Oil.

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Before going to bed at night, apply an adequate amount on the lips. Gently wipe it clean the next morning. Can also be used during daytime whenever lips are dry and dull