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Most Effective Ways to Lighten Your Skin Color

Updated on July 1, 2013

Ways to Lighten Your Skin Color

There might be different reasons as to why you want to lighten your skin tone- for some it might be to get a fair complexion, for other it might be to get rid of dark spots, blemishes or freckles on the face. Well, if you really wish to lighten your skin then this is a must read post for you all. I have tried to work it out on two levels- natural ways to lighten skin as well as skin lightening products. So have a look:

Skin Lightening and Whitening Products:

Elure Advanced Skin Lightening Lotion

  1. If you have dark spots and want to lighten them then you need to purchase a product which has hydroquinone. However, this product has been under severe controversy and has been banned in various countries since it is known to cause extreme dryness and redness too. So, to lighten dark spots one of the best products recommended is Elure Advanced Skin Lightening Lotion. This is a rebalancing lotion which helps to reduce dark spots and brown spots. It contains elure Melanonzyme which is effective in brightening the skin tone and also replenishes the skin. This is the key ingredient which helps in breaking down the melanin and thereby brighten the skin. When you intend to apply it use it with a sunscreen with SPF30.


Aeeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum

2. If you suffer from the problem of acne scars and want to get rid of these by lightening your skin, the product which will be suitable for you is ‘Aeeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum’.

It is primarily a facial moisturizer which not just fulfills the function of moisturisng your skin but also gives you a long lasting protection from the harmful rays of the sun. It comes with SPF 30.

The unique aspect of this skin lightening lotion is that it comes with Total Soy Complex which brightens your skin, evens out your skin tone and also brings a natural radiance to your face.

Apart from this, soy protein also diminishes the red marks caused due to acne. It consists of natural light diffusers like mica and silica which helps in removing skin imperfections.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

3. For an overall brightness to your skin, having vitamin C as either a supplement or cosmetic works the best. If you want that touch of extra glow on your face then you need to apply vitamin C daily for best results.

It not just lightens your skin tone but also keeps it free from acne and pimples too. Though lemon, orange and tomato contain good amount of vitamin C but if you wish to buy a skin lightening cream with vitamin C as one of the main ingredients then you can look up to ‘ Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution’.

This is a serum which helps in evening out skin tones and adds radiance to the skin. If you wish to brighten your skin and get rid of any kinds of marks be it acne marks, dark spots or skin blemishes then this serum will be effective for you.

It also makes the skin elastic. If you used daily, you will see a remarkable improvement in your skin tone. This serum comes with Vitamin C as well as white birch and peony extracts which lightens the skin. Interested Reading: Benefits of Using Organic Almond For Skin Care


Bliss That's Incredi-Peel

4. In order to even out skin pigmentation and remove brown spots, dark spots you need to focus on buying skin whitening products which have alpha- hydroxy and glycolic acids.

These help in removing dead skin cells and also renew the skin. But it is important to exfoliate your skin before you try for any of these products to get the desired results.

Though there are at home peels available too but you may even opt for ‘Bliss That's Incredi-Peel’. These are single rinse no peel pads which have been designed in a way to exfoliate your skin with the power of glycolic acid.

It does not cause any kind of skin irritation and comes packed with witch hazel and licorice extract which soothens the skin. These peel pads also contain glycerin which hydrates the skin well and makes it smooth as well.

Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

5. For lightening your skin you can even go for those products which have plant derived ingredients. You may try ‘Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum’ which contains a blend of yomogi and angelica root extracts.

These are Japanese botanicals and are known to help in breaking down melanin and also reduce dark spots, age spots as well as acne marks.

You need to apply it in the morning and evening. This lightening serum gets absorbed quickly and leaves a radiant skin.

What is the best way you adopt to lighten your skin color?

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      Kathleen Foland 4 years ago

      Hello, using camu camu as a source for internal and external vit c is very helpful. Externally, for brightening and for hyperpigmention and internally for overall health and inflammation.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks a lot

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      sana7866 4 years ago

      wow nice and useful hubb