It has often happened that you feel ashamed of yourself for having black lips and you get jealous when you see someone with pink luscious lips. It is quite natural of you to become jealous. But the real truth is that healthy lips are more important than being concerned about your dark lips.
The foremost thing you can do is to regularly exfoliate them by brushing them with a soft bristled brush. It helps to remove the dead cells which had accumulated on your lips. Wear lip balm soon after you are done with your exfoliation. Ensure that your daily lip balm has SPF15 which will provide you protection from the sun.
One should go for lighter shades of lipstick as the darker shades often contain harmful chemicals. Before going to bed apply petroleum jelly, this will ensure smoother and fresher looking lips.
Dark lips can also be the result of unhealthy diet and liver problems. So consult your doctor first if it seems that your lip darkening is an internal problem. Smoking can also be a reason for your dark lips, so quit smoking to get those luscious looking lips. Include fruits like oranges, apples, watermelons and grapes to get beautiful looking pout.