Unless you are very heavy smoker this should not be an issue. You may want to go see a doctor just to make sure that is the actual problem. Oftentimes circulatory issues can darken the lips. As a matter of fact it is rare that smoking weed or anything else actually darkens the lips. Anyways, my first and most obvious answer would be to start by quitting. Don’t worry, I know that’s not likely going to happen overnight so I have a few additional solutions to toss your way as well.
For a quick maintenance regimen that is also healing you can use petroleum jelly as often as you would like. Lemon juice right before bed rubbed on the lips and followed by a wash is a great idea. When you are out and about get a good lip balm with sunscreen. You will also want to exfoliate the lips which we will get into.
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When you massage your lips with fresh lemon juice it often works for dark spots, so why not try this natural bleaching juice on the lips too? Another great idea is to mix honey and glycerin. You apply this at night to the lips before bed. This mixture packs a punch. It exfoliates, bleaches and moisturizes. Beetroot is also known to lighten the lips either cut fresh or sliced.
Did you know the sun can make lips darker? SPF/UV protectors are necessary. What you may not know is that you should avoid lip glosses that are shinny. This is because they intensify the suns rays actually directing the light to the lips. So, you may want to stay with lipstick by day lipgloss at night.
Exfoliating regularly is essential as well. However, hydration is one of the single most important things you will do for your lips and for your body. You have to maintain good health anyways, so drink a lot of water. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses every day.
Chlorinated water can lead to lip pigmentation. Avoiding pools and such is important if at all possible, and cleaning your face after exposure to chlorination. You may also consider a 5 minute a day massage to make your lips look plumper or redder.
You can use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub your lips every night before bed. Taking of all of your makeup is important, and using a cotton ball moistened with almond or olive oil will do the trick. Every now and again you want to use the lemon juice and sweet almond oil together on the lips. Glycerin can be used in the place of almond oil. Leave the concoction on for about 10 minutes before gently scrubbing it off with your soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse and moisturize as usual.
Finally there is the strawberry and honey trick. Take one teaspoon of strawberry juice mixed with two teaspoons of honey then put it on your lips for 30 minutes or longer. Other natural juices can be used such as beetroot, carrot juice, pomegranate seed and cucumber to name some. These are great for lightening dark lips.
Now, no remedy will be a solid fix unless you put the weed down. You will be fighting and endless battle, but these are solutions that will work if you use them as a repetitive regimen. You can have healthy looking lips. It will take dedication and discipline if you choose to continue smoking the marijuana though. The thing is if you are in a state where it is legal there are a lot of other options to partake. You may want to check out one of the newer consumption opportunities and just stop smoking?