Natural Techniques to Lighten the Skin

November 12, 2012

Natural Techniques to Lighten the Skin

Many women may develop freckles and dark spots with age. The skin also grows darker as you grow older. Prolonged exposure to sun may also darken the complexion of your skin.

Skin Lightening Cream

If you are looking for natural ways to treat these unwanted changes in your skin, try a skin lightening cream. You can, in fact, prepare a natural skin lightening cream in your home by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and egg white. Heat the mixture on a small frying until it turns into a semi-solid paste. Cool the paste in a refrigerator. Apply it on your skin for 15 minutes and wash your skin with cold water. Regular application of this cream can help lighten skin naturally, and remove the tanning caused by sun exposure.

You can also make a skin-lightening mask by mixing one tablespoon of cucumber juice, lemon juice, tomato juice and sandalwood paste on your face. Wait for the paste to dry up, and rinse your face with clean water. Apply a moisturizer after washing the skin. This mask will lighten skin and promote a natural glow of your skin within 4 weeks.

Sunblock

Regular use of a sunblock lotion, or a moisturizer with an SPF value of 15 or more can help maintain the fair complexion of your skin. Sunblock lotions protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Regular use of sunscreen can help remove age spots, and lighten skin. So, remember to apply sunblock lotion every day in the morning.

Exfoliation

Exfoliate your skin weekly to remove dead cells from your skin. This will help lighten skin naturally, and prevent the development of age-related dark spots and freckles. Mixture of brown sugar, oatmeal and quarter cup of milk can be used to form a natural semi-solid paste. Use this paste to scrub your skin for a month to observe noticeable changes in your skin. Rinse your skin carefully after exfoliation.

Licorice

Licorice extract contains a component called glabridin, which can help lighten your skin. Licorice extracts and creams are available at local natural food stores and pharmacies. Apply a thin layer of the extract every morning after washing your face. Apply it before using the moisturizer. The extracts can be stored for prolonged periods of time in a cool and dark place. However, you should apply the extract on your arm to check for allergic reactions, before applying it on your face.

Bleaching

You can also prepare a bleaching mask by boiling a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a glass of water. Remove the herbs after an hour, add a tablespoon of buttermilk to this water, and apply it on your face. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes. This bleaching mask can help lighten skin, and improve your complexion.

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