The craze for skin lightening with the hundreds of creams and cosmetics being marketed are at rise. But for acquiring a fairer skin tone we use harsh, chemical-loaded cosmetics which are even expensive. Why not try, these cost-effective easy homemade skin lightening remedies which will brighten and whiten the skin with a natural glow.
1.LEMON JUICE- This is the oldest home remedy to lighten one’s skin. The acidity and vitamin c in the lemon serves as natural bleach for the skin and at the same time nutrients that encourages new cell growth. Juice is rich in antioxidants which can make the skin look fresh and young.
2.MILK- Milk, when taken in, is a good source of protein and calcium for the body. If applied on skin then it can be a good way to lighten one’s skin and moisturizes it.
3.HONEY AND ALMOND, MILK OR LEMON JUICE- These ingredients works best if used together. The combinations can be like either Honey and Almond oil or Honey and Milk or Honey, Milk and Lemon juice. Best to remove tan skin color and moisturize the skin.
4.TOMATO, YOGURT AND OATMEAL MASK- Yogurt has mild bleaching effects; it helps to keep away blemishes and leaves the skin moisturized and supple. Oatmeal acts as a natural and gentle exfoliant for the skin and tomato juice lightens skin naturally in addition to being a good astringent. While rinsing off the mask, you can rub it gently so that the oatmeal can remove the dead skin cells. This mask is also effective in removing sun tan. To make use of these two ingredients, simply mix the oatmeal with a tomato juice. Apply the mixture on the face for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
5.DRIED ORANGE PEELS AND YOGURT- Orange peels can be dried at home by placing them under the sun. Dry those till all the moisture is gone and the peels turn crisp. Grind dried orange peels into powder form and mix 1 tbsp. of it with 1 tbsp. fresh and unflavored yogurt to make a paste. Apply this mixture for 15-20 minutes. Therefore this mask is effective in lightening skin blemishes and spots as well. It also helps to remove blackheads when massaged on the affected areas in circular motion.
6.POTATO SLICE, PULP OR JUICE- Use potato slices or paste as a mask or even the juice on the tanned areas of skin of potato can be applied at least twice on to skin. After 15-20 minutes, wash off with plain water.
7.TURMERIC- This is one of the oldest and most trusted tips for skin whitening and skin cure. To make a mask, take about 1 teaspoon turmeric, besan or gram flour. Add little raw milk to make paste. You may add chandan or sandal wood powder about 2 tbsp to this mixture. Total time should not exceed like 20 minutes or more or so.
8.RAW PAPAYA- Paste can be applied on to the face. after leaving for about 15 minutes or so and wash off.
Moreover I would say that having a clear and healthy skin is more important than just having a fair skin tone. These natural skin lightening home remedies can be used daily or every alternate day.