We all notice dry chapped lips. But have you ever paid attention to the changing natural lip color of your lips? Yes, it does change which tells what is going wrong inside your body. It can be related to your blood, organs or temperature of your body.


According to Mia, from Asian Beauty Secrets, our mouth is the window to our health. And in this video she shares what your natural lip color says about your health.

Pale lips

If your lips are pale then you should ask your doctor to do a blood test for anemia. Fortify your blood with iron-rich foods such as red meat, green vegetables, and Chinese red dates. If your lips are very pale it is a sign that your body has too much cold energy, which also leads to a noticeable sluggish digestion, and cold hands and feet. Warm up your system by eating warming foods, such as pork, lamb, pumpkin, mussels, and raspberries.

Bright red

Your lips become bright red when you have too much heat in your body. Red lips can also be accompanied by bad breath and food cravings. These are signs that your liver and spleen are struggling. So, eat cleansing bitter foods to cleanse your liver, such as dandelion tea, chrysanthemum tea and bitter melon. Celery and honey are also beneficial. Early to bed, good sleep and stress free activities will give your body the rest it needs to recover.

Purple or green tinted

Purple or green tinted lips can indicate a problem with the heart and respiratory system. Consult with a doctor if this is the case.

Dark red or purple line around lips

A natural dark lip line appearing on the border of your lips is a sign that the energetic balance in the body is out. In other words, the body needs neutral foods to re-balance these two naturally occurring forces — heat and cold. And the best way to rebalance is to spend a few days resting and nurturing your health by limiting stress, and paying attention to your food intake.

Try avoiding foods that are either very hot or very cold. Instead choose foods that are neutral such as rice, potato, carrot, almonds, fish, and apricots.

Dark red to black

When you see dark lips, it indicates that your digestive system is stressed and overloaded. Cleanse your stomach by eating congee, yogurt, and sweet potato. Drink warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Avoid processed and junk food until your digestion finds its balance again. Introduce fiber rich vegetables, pickled vegetables and fruit to aid digestion.

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