DIY Pink Lip Balm at Home (Easy Steps)

DIY Pink Lip Balm

Have you been searching for ways on how to make a simple and effective natural homemade pink lip balm? your searching ends right here.

There are a lot of articles written online on how to make pink lips balm, and yet still doesn’t give you your desired results, yes I know. But in this very article I’m going to keep it short and simple with the most easiest way on how to make a simple and effective natural homemade pink lips balm. But first let’s get some knowledge on why you may have tried a lot to no avail.

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Probably you have a rough, chapped, dehydrated dark lips, and you’ve been asking yourself how do I get rid of this ugly looking lips and achieve a rosy, soft, and hydrated pink lips. Worry no more. That’s what this article is all about.

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Why Do I Have Dark lips?

Some people develop darker lips over time due to a range of medical and lifestyle factors. Read on to learn about the causes of dark lips and some home remedies to lighten them.

Factors that Causes the lips dark

Darkening of the lips can be the result of hyper-pigmentation. This is a typically harmless condition caused by an excess of melanin. Lip hyper-pigmentation may be caused by:

  1.  Excessive exposure to the sun
  2.  Lack of hydration
  3.  Cigarette smoking
  4.  Allergic reactions to toothpaste, lipstick, etc.too much caffeine
  5.  Lip sucking

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:

Material needed for the production of pink lip balm at home are;

  1. Beetroot.
  2. Beeswax,
  3. Vitamin E oil.
  4. Lactic Acids.
  5. Shea Butter/ Coco butter.

Below I’ll be listing out what this natural ingredients would benefit you for a healthy looking lips, let’s take a look;

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Making an effective pink lip balm

BEETROOT

This is one of the most inexpensive home remedies to get pink lips naturally.The coloring pigments betanin and vulgaxanthin in Beetroot juice acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps lighten the dark pigmentation or discoloration in your lips and protects the lips from sun damage, while leaving it Plump and pink.

You can purchase fresh beetroot from a local fruit shop, or direct from farmers. Then you need to extract the reddish juice

How To Extract Beetroot Juice.

Wash the beetroot properly under a clean running water.
Peel off the outer layer of the beetroot.
Grate the beetroot into smaller particles using the small side of the grater.
The squeeze the grated beetroot to extract the liquid reddish juice.
If you don’t have access to beetroot juice you can as well use the powder.

You can order the powder online or get it from a grocery store.

Then pour the powder in a clean bowl, and pour warm water on it, leave it covered for some minutes, the water is going to turn reddish. Then extract the water. Your beetroot juice is ready to use.

BEESWAX

It’s a natural wax produced by honey bees. It’s used in so many skincare products, especially creams , lotions and balms. Beeswax acts as a solid structure tool, it thickens and solidify the balm, it helps prevents the balm from being too watery.

Beeswax is also a natural moisturizing ingredient, which heals chapped or cracks skin faster, relieves inflammation and burns. beeswax also creates a barrier which helps to seal moisture into the skin. This barrier also helps to protect the skin from environmental toxins and irritants You can get beeswax from a beekeeper.

VITAMIN E OIL

It is a powerful antioxidant, which gets rid of free radicals and can also help heal scars sustained from an injury . So applying vitamin E oil will help repair and improve the appearance of damaged tissue. When applied on the lips it target excessive dryness, this to say, vitamin E helps heal chapped and dry lips, leaving your lips well hydrated with a glossy glow.

You can use either the vitamin E oil capsules (just burst the capsules with a sharp objects and extract the oil). You can also use the bottled vitamin E. (The one that comes in a bottle).

LACTIC ACID

This belongs to the family of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) which I know we may I’ve come across it one way or the order in our natural skincare brands out there,  it’s a natural chemical derived from sour dairy products, fermented fruits and vegetables and sausages. Lactic acid works as an exfoliator, it’s an acid which gently sloughs away dead skin cells without any irritation. Lactic acid works on the surface of the skin to stimulate cell turnover, reduce pigmentation and brighten the lips.

Lactic acid peels the outer layer of the skin, thereby getting rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This will enable your skincare products to work effectively.

You may experience mild micro peelings on your lips while using this pink lips balm recipe, but don’t worry, it’s all among the working process, the lactic acid is doing it’s job to keep your lips well exfoliated to enable the pink lips balm do it’s work effectively.

SHEA-BUTTER OR COCO-BUTTER

Butters serves as moisturizers to the lips.They keep the lips well hydrated all day, protecting it directly from any environmental factors that may be harmful to the lips.

Having known the benefits of all these amazing ingredients to the lips, it’s time to know how to blend these mentioned ingredients together, to achieve a simple and effective natural homemade pink lips balm.

Preparation Method

  • 2 Tablespoon Beeswax
  • 1 Teaspoon Lactic acid
  • 2-3 Tablespoon beetroot juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Shea-butter or Coco butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vitamin E oil.

Guide on how to make your pink lip balm

Step 1: Get a clean sauce pan or pot.

Step 2: Cut your beeswax into small pieces or chunks. (To enable it melt or dissolve faster)

Step 3: Pour your beeswax into the sauce pan or pot.

Step 4: Place the sauce pan or pot containing the beeswax on a medium heat. Either on a gas cooker or a stove top. Just ensure the heat Is medium so as not to burn the wax. Be sure to keep watch for some seconds you’ll see the beeswax melting into liquid form. Keep stirring while the melting process is going on, to enable every particles of the beeswax to dissolve properly.

Step 5: After the beeswax must have completely melted. Bring it down from the heater.

Step 6: Then add the Shea-butter or cocoa butter, and keep stirring, the wax will still be hot, so the butter will definitely melt immediately.

Step 7: After the butter must have melted in the hot Wax. Wait  about a minute, to allow the beeswax cool. Then add your lactic acid, beetroot juice and vitamin E oil, while you keep stirring thoroughly.

Properly stir the mixtures together, Then allow the mixture to cool a-little bit more before transferring it into a clean plastic  container, so as not to  melt the container.

While the mixture is in the storage allow it to completely cool and solidify onward. There you have it, you’ve successfully achieved your aim on making an effective pink lip balm at home.

SUMMARY

This remedy was tested as of time of publication, this is the most effective method and easy practice.

NB: Do not use further if allergic to any of the content, please seek dermatologist advice for we won’t be held responsibly.

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