Skin Whitening Remedies: It is almost a craze among the teenagers and women these days to have a lighter complexion. Among these people, some may experience imbalanced skin tone, such as darker complexion on the neck, but fairer in the face. While the rest just deal with dark pigmentation of the skin that is caused by sunburn. Prolonged exposure to sun can make your skin go dark, dull and dry. Also, prolonged use of some chemical products can result in the same manner.
There are many skin whitening creams available in the market these days- literally at every drug store and parlor you go to. But almost 60% of the products appear to be made of chemical, and are sure to harm the skin in the long run. Leave aside all the products that work overnight - I can tell for sure that they contain abundance of chemicals which without a shadow of doubt will give you a reverse effect in just a few weeks of usage.
Whatever the case may be, especially when it concerns the skin, natural remedies are always a savior. Hence, here are few skin whitening home remedies that are really effective in lightening your skin.
- Dried orange peels + yogurt
You can dry the orange peels by placing them under the hot sun until the peels turn dry and crisp. Later, grind the dried peels until it turns into powder. Mix a tablespoon of this with a tablespoon of fresh yogurt to make a paste. Then apply this paste over cleansed face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Repeat this at least thrice in a week for best results.
- Tomato + yogurt + oatmeal
This is an amazing remedy- I mean it. All you got to do is mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with a tablespoon of tomato juice and yogurt each. Mix well until you get a thick consistency in the paste. Later apply this on your face as a mask and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water (you may also apply light and mild skin moisturizer after drying your skin).
- Milk + lemon juice + honey
Make sure to use fresh lemon juice for this remedy. Mix together a tablespoon of milk and lemon juice each. Then, add in a teaspoon of honey. Honey acts as moisturizing agent, to balance out the drying property of lemon. Mix these ingredients well and apply over cleansed face. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off.
Yogurt is yummy, yes. But that’s not all. It apparently does a lot of favour to your skin too. It contains lactic acid, which can naturally bleach the skin. Just rub some fresh yogurt onto your face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off as usual. As an alternative, you can also try mixing yoghurt with a tablespoon of honey or lemon for best results.
There is no better natural bleaching agent than lemon! Cut out a small part of lemon and rub it on your face in circular motion. Allow the juice to rest for at least 30 minutes. Later, you may wash off using lukewarm water. Do this daily for best results. But you must also bear in mind that lemons can dry out the skin. For a natural alternative, you may apply some honey onto your face after trying out this remedy to lock in some moisture. Oherwise, you may use your regular face moisturizer.
- Gram flour
This is also one of the best remedies, yet. Not only will it lighten your complexion, but it also keeps blackheads away. It removes excess oils smartly, by leaving behind just enough oil to keep the skin moist. Make a fine paste out of two tablespoons of gram flour and some rose water. Add in rose water until thick paste is formed. Later rub this all over your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. It is advisable that you repeat this at least thrice in a week.
- Tomato juice
Remember when our mothers endlessly emphasized on the benefits of tomatoes for skin? Mine did. Do not take it for granted, because tomatoes can actually whiten and moisturize your skin naturally. They make your skin glow and appear fairer than ever before. Consume one raw tomato on daily basis. You can also make a mask out of some freshly crushed tomatoes with yogurt. Apply the mask every two days once and watch the magic happen!
- Turmeric + sandalwood + milk
This is another trusted and proven way to whiten your skin naturally. All you need is two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk. Add in the milk little by little until a thick paste is formed. Later, apply this on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off. These ingredients are some well known natural whitening agents and they remove impurities from skin effectively.
Its sweetness and rich flavor itself makes it hard to resist. But here is an extra advantage you did not know-it actually whitens your skin. Eating papaya daily can give you a lighter complexion and add glow to your skin. You can also make a mask out of it. Crush a slice of papaya and add in some lemon juice. Spread evenly onto your face and wait for 20 minutes before washing it off.
- Almond + milk
You probably know this remedy already. It’s a traditional way to whiten your complexion without having to use chemicals. All you have to do is grind some almonds until they turn into powder form. Later, mix the ground almond with some milk until a thick paste is formed. You may apply this as a mask daily.
- Potato juice
Not only does it whiten your skin, but also rids dark circles and eye bags when applied under eyes. Blend a potato and squeeze its juice out. Later apply it onto your face using a cotton ball or a facial cotton. Apply evenly and leave it on until it dries. Rinse and cleanse your face with a mild soap. Potato juice is also known for its moisturizing properties.
- Oatmeal + sugar
Oatmeal and sugar to whiten skin? Who would have ever thought! Get a handful of oatmeal and about three tablespoons of sugar. Mix with some lemon juice until a coarse scrub-like texture is formed. But make sure the paste does not turn too smooth. You may use this paste to scrub your face and neck while showering and wash off like usual. Do this twice in a week.