7 Ways On How To Naturally Lighten Your Skin
I am not in support of bleaching, but then there are times when over exposure to the sun can make the skin dull, or less radiant.
In some cases how to naturally lighten the skin becomes a necessity that must find answers and this post is here to help you go through that moment.
So let’s begin.
1. Oranges For Skin Lightening
Oranges are our first mention. For it contains large amounts of vitamin C which is good for the skin and its appearance.
It also has bleaching effects on the skin (that is it help’s you lighten the skin) and even more, just by drinking orange juice on a regular basis would do wonders to your skin.
The 2 ways you can use oranges to lighten your skin is as follows:
* Mix orange juice with Turmeric powder. Apply the mixture on your face ( legs, hand, neck or any part of your body), let it sit for like 10 to 20 mins then wash off. Do it daily.
* The second method is to mix dried grinded orange powder made form its peels with plain yogurt.
Apply the paste to your face and wash off after 10 or 20 minutes.
Remember not to use this method more than twice a week.
2. Honey For Skin Lightening
Honey comes with antibacterial properties and also acts as a moisturizing agent that when applied on the face helps reduce the visibility of age spots and acne scars.
Mix and then apply on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off.
It can be done daily.
3. Papaya For Skin Lightening
Papaya has been known to bleach the skin and even more make the skin more healthy due to the amount of nutrients it contains, a benefit that can be derived by just eating papaya.
You can also rub the inside of a papaya skin on your face. Allow to dry and then wash off. This can be done daily and would help your skin to glow.
A ripe papaya when mashed can be mixed with fresh cup of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
Let it sit for 30 or so minutes and then wash with cold water.
With a daily application you would see the changes happen to your skin.
4. Turmeric For Skin Lightening
Turmeric improves skin complexion and as well as having antiseptic and antioxidant properties, it helps maintain melanin buildup for an even skin tone.
If you really want to whiten your skin then a mixture of Turmeric and milk cream would effectively do just that.
Just apply that mixture on your face, let it sit and then dry it self. After which you can just wash with lukewarm water. Regular use of this mixture would yield that whitening effect.
Leave it on for 20 to half an hour, by then it would dried off. Scrub the mask and then rinse with lukewarm water.
5. Cucumber For Skin Lightening
Cucumber leaves you with a firm and supple skin by binding collagen and it also has a cooling effect on one’s skin.
You can simply just put a slice of cucumber over any dark patch that you want to whiten. Allow it to sit for a while, remove and then rinse.
Mix grated cucumber and honey. Make a facial mask and apply on your face and neck. As usual allow the mask to sit for some minutes, 10 to 20 minutes.
Wash off with cold water. And repeat the process twice daily for best result.
Another way to go with cucumber is to mix its juice with that of lemon. Apply, let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes.
When dried, simply wash off with water and apply only once a day.
6. Lemon For Skin Lightening
Lemon acts as a bleaching agent on the skin through its acidic property and also the large amount of vitamin C helps with new cell growth. And the antioxidants that it contains brings out the best in skin complexion.
Apply fresh lemon juice directly to the face by using cotton ball.
Alternatively you can rub your face or any other area with a cut lemon, allowing the juice to cement itself to your skin.
Wash off after an hour.
You can also mix 3 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 of turmeric powder. Apply to your face and after half an hour, wash off.
You can do this daily and it will sure lighten your skin.
Another mixture, is to mix honey, powdered milk and a teaspoon lemon juice. Apply it and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off..
Do not apply with wounds and cut on your body.
7 . Yoghurt For Skin Lightening
Yoghurt just like milk contains lactic acid which has the ability to bleach the skin when applied.
To get a fairer complexion, simply apply yoghurt on your skin, allow it to sit for a while then wash off with lukewarm water. Do it daily for weeks.
Another way to go is to mix a tablespoon of yoghurt and 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Apply and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off. Do it daily.
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