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Effective Home Remedies for Skin Whitening

Updated on February 19, 2015

Every girl wants to have a beautiful and gorgeous skin. However at times due to various reasons like sun rays, pollution, unhealthy eating habits, improper skin care, your skin might become dark or dull.

At times it is often believed that factors like hormonal imbalance, genetics, unhealthy lifestyle too can cause melanin to deposit and thereby cause skin darkening. Indeed there are countless skin whitening creams which are available in the market today.

However if you are one of those who prefer to use natural methods for lightening dark skin then definitely this post is for you to read. You will read about the various DIY easy to make skin whitening remedies at home itself.

The best aspect of these is these are 100% safe on your skin and thus you don’t have to worry about getting harmed from the harsh chemicals. One important thing to remember is that you should be patient while you apply any of these because most often these natural methods take time.

DIY Skin Whitening Tips
DIY Skin Whitening Tips | Source
Lemon Juice as Natural Skin Lightener
Lemon Juice as Natural Skin Lightener | Source

DIY Skin Lightening Remedies

Lemon Juice: As you might know that lemon is a natural bleaching agent and if you apply its juice on your skin, it helps in lightening the color of your skin. You will be surprised to know that it is one of the best natural agents when it comes to removing your dark spots too. Just squeeze some lemon juice in a bowl and with the help of a cotton ball apply on your face and just leave for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. You can even rub the lemon peel on your face.

Tomatoes for Skin Lightening
Tomatoes for Skin Lightening | Source

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are known to contain natural bleaching and whitening properties and if used over a long period of time, it will make your complexion fair. It helps in balancing pH level, prevents wrinkles and give you a younger looking skin too. Just apply tomato pulp on your face and neck. You can wash after half an hour. If it makes your skin dry then you can also add honey to it. This is what I do whenever my skin is left dry by the pulp.

Yoghurt is one of the best for your skin
Yoghurt is one of the best for your skin | Source

Yoghurt: It is one of the best exfoliants and helps in bringing a clean and fresh look on the face. It enhances your skin color by removing the dead skin cells. It is considered to be a great source of lactic acid which is known to decrease melanin production. You can apply yoghurt alone on your skin or else mix it with lemon juice and apply for best results. It gives you a fair skin and reduces acne spots too.

Gramflour is one of the best natural ways to lighten your skin
Gramflour is one of the best natural ways to lighten your skin | Source

Chickpea Powder: It is also known by the name of Gram Flour Mask and is known to make the skin soft, smooth and lighter. It helps in removing dead skin cells, helps to get rid of excessive oil from the face and improves color too. This is one of the natural ingredients which has been in use since ages as a natural beauty enhancer. Just take 2 tbsp of gram flour mask and add milk cream to it, to make a fine paste. Apply on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash.

Almonds can act as a natural exfoliator
Almonds can act as a natural exfoliator | Source

Almonds: Almonds too are known to be an effective natural whitener. It is also a great exfoliant. Just grind some almonds and add little bit of honey to it. Now you can use it on your face and neck. It not just moisturizes your skin but also gives a glow too. Yet another tip is to soak almonds in water and then grind them. Next, add some milk to them and then apply on the face.

Cucumber Juice Makes Your Skin Fair
Cucumber Juice Makes Your Skin Fair | Source

Cucumber Juice: Yet another favorite of mine. In face I have been drinking cucumber juice for a long time and the effect can be seen on the face too. You can apply cucumber juice on your face.

Or else, you can add tomato juice to it and keep it in refrigerator. Every time you are free, just take a cotton ball, dip it in the juice and apply on your face. This has a cooling effect and also improves skin tone.

Try to make it a point to drink one glass of cucumber juice daily as the first thing in the morning for at least one to two months to see the difference.

Sandalwood Face Pack
Sandalwood Face Pack | Source

Sandalwood: Sandalwood is considered to have calming properties and thus is one of the best for the summer season.

It helps in cooling your skin and also prevents sun tan. Just take sandalwood powder and add rose water to it. Apply on your face and wash after 15 minutes.

Orange Peel Powder for fair skin
Orange Peel Powder for fair skin | Source

Dried Orange Peels: I can swear by this one, it is my all time favorite and you wont believe I have a big box full of powdered orange peel at home. Yes it certainly works and I have myself noticed how much my skin color improved by these peels. Just take peels of orange and dry them. Next grind them and keep it in container. You can always take out 2 tbsp of this powder and add to it lemon, honey and milk. Make a fine paste and apply. Once the mask dries out, you can wash with lukewarm water. It will make your skin soft too.

Turmeric is one of the Beauty Ingredients
Turmeric is one of the Beauty Ingredients | Source

Turmeric: Turmeric is said to be the natural healer. It has antiseptic properties too! So, if you are suffering from any skin issue be it blackheads, acne spots or skin lightening you can certainly bank upon turmeric. You can add lemon juice to turmeric and apply on the face or else you can even mix milk, honey and turmeric and make a fine paste. This paste can also be used as a face mask.

Quick Skin Care Tips- Must Follow

Though these were some of the easy to make facial masks for a brighter skin but more important than these, is the way you are taking care of your skin. Make sure you have a proper skin care routine which includes cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin on a regular basis. This is essential in order to keep the dead skin cells away and letting your skin pores breathe. At times due to clogged skin pores, acne and blackheads are bound to occur which if left untreated can ruin the look of your face.

Apart from this, you should also start drinking more of Vitamin C drinks like Lemon juice or orange juice.

Make it a point to remove all your makeup before you go to bed. Makeup if left on your face can harm your skin and lead to acne, pimples and a dull skin.

Start relying more on rose water especially in summers. It is known to bring a natural shine on your face and can also be used as face pack if mixed with any of the above masks.

Saffron is known since ancient times as a natural whitener. So just soak a few strands of saffron in milk and when it leaves color in the milk may be after 3-4 hours, you can apply on your face.

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      3 years ago

      I have done all this things but never improve my skin why?

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      3 years ago from India

      Nice to hear from you Thelma. Turmeric is certainly one of the best when it comes to natural treatments. Thanks so much for sharing it. How are you doing?

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      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany

      I don´t really like to whiten my skin but I love these skin treatments. I have to try the turmeric soon. Thanks for reminding me. Voted up and useful. Shared to my fb account. Enjoy your week Shadaan.

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      3 years ago from India

      Thanks Crissp, you are right, even i have a love for these natural products and i am always happy using these.

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      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I try to use natural products as much as I can, not only they are way safer for my skin, I also get much savings from doing so.

      Good, useful hub.


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