After diamonds, lip balms are definitely a girl’s best friend! You will always find lip balm in a girl’s purse along with other essentials. Ask a girl, which is the best lip balm available in the market. And she will reply, “All lip balms are the best lip balms!” But there are a few lip balms in the market that are actually the best lip balm ever. These lip balms for dark lips as well as pigmented lips work really well. Let us first understand the basics.
Firstly, let us understand why you get dark and pigmented lips. If you are someone who is suffering from dry lips or have dry lips naturally then you are highly prone to getting dark and pigmented lips. This is because when you have dry lips you tend to lick them quite often as a reflex to make them wet and hydrated. But this does not do any good to your lips. This is because your saliva is a digestive enzyme, and when it touches your skin directly it tends to burn it. So, when saliva dries on your lips it makes your lips even drier. And that makes you lick your lips often. This burning of your lips with your saliva makes your lips turn dark and pigmented over time.
Another reason for dark and pigmented lips is extensive smoking. This is because the nicotine present in smoking products causes blood vessels to shrink and narrow down. This reduces the blood flow and makes your skin starve for oxygen and nutrients. Reduced blood flow and exposure to tar and nicotine cause the melanin in your lips and gums to turn dark, leading to uneven pigmentation. This can only be reversed when you stop smoking and consuming products that contain nicotine.
How can you prevent the darkening of lips?
If you have dry lips then the solution is very simple and easy. You need a lip balm for dark lips or you can even look for a lip balm for pigmented lips. The key here is to keep your lips hydrated at all times. We have a few suggestions for the best lip balm for dark lips, but we shall clarify a few more doubts before suggesting them. Keep in mind, if you want to heal and completely get rid of your pigmented lips then you need to keep your lips moisturized with your lip balm 24×7, or else even the best lip balm for pigmented lips will not work.
Another ritual that you need to follow if you have extremely dark and pigmented lips, is lip scrub. You must scrub your lips at least twice a week before bed and apply a good lip sleeping mask afterward. This will help you get rid of all the dead skin cells on your lips and fast-track the lip-lightening process. You can get your hands on the Iba Must Have Lip Scrub & Lip Sleeping Mask Combo. This will keep you sorted with your lip care ritual.
What does a lip balm do?
Your lip balm is extremely important for your lips. Be it a lip balm for women or a lip balm for men, both work in the same way. The main purpose of all lip balm is to protect and hydrate your lips. Lip balms contain a lot of hydrating and moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, and so on. Natural waxes are also infused in your lip balm so that they stick to your lips while preventing water loss. These qualities in a lip balm helps in keeping your lips moisturized and hydrated at all times. Lip balms also help in healing dry and chapped lips, cracked and bleeding lips as well as dark and pigmented lips.
Your lip balm also helps in prepping your lips before applying your lipstick. All you need to do is apply your lip balm for at least 15 minutes before applying your liquid lipstick. This will hydrate your lips well and will not feel dry. Next time when you are buying lipstick online, especially matte ones, make sure you also get stocked up on your lip balms.
Best lip balm for dark lips?
If you are looking for the best lip balm for dark lips in India, then we have the perfect product for you. The Iba Moisture Rich Lip Balm – is available in three yummy flavours! These lip balms are infused with the goodness of vitamin E, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera. These ingredients help in softening lips while keeping dryness away. It also helps in boosting the youthful texture of your lips. This lip balm is free from any kind of preservatives, silicon, petroleum jelly, and mineral oils. This is one of the best lip balms for pigmented lips and it is also purely vegan.
If you are looking for the best lip balm for women, then we suggest that you pick the Iba Moisture Rich Lip Balm – Strawberry. Because this lip balm will not only help with dark and pigmented lips but is also lightly tinted. This gives a
beautiful pinkish tone which is just perfect for daily wear. You can also use this tinted lip balm like a lip cheek tint if you have dry skin and want to add in a little colour without applying makeup.
Apart from strawberry, there are also Alphonso Mango and Cocoa Butter flavours available for yummy luscious, and hydrated lips.