The market is flooded with skin-lightening creams and lotions. The craze for skin lightening with the hundreds of creams and cosmetics being marketed to specifically lighten the skin, are testimony to the fact that the greater percentage of women in our country dream of acquiring a fairer skin tone, but such products have harmful chemicals that can ultimately damage your skin. Often times the products are expensive, too.
You can save yourself some time and money by using natural remedies that will effectively brighten and lighten your skin complexion.
Try out these cost-effective easy homemade skin lightening remedies which will brighten and whiten the skin and impart it with a natural glow. These home made whitening creams will also boost hydration and glow, thereby offering you gorgeous looking skin. This is a perfect solution on how to get lighter skin tone.
Below are some of the natural remedies that can lighten one’s skin:
LEMON JUICE. This is the oldest home remedy to lighten one’s skin. The acidity and vitamin C in the lemon serves as natural bleach for the skin and at the same time nutrients that encourages new cell growth. Lemon juice is also rich in antioxidants which can make the skin look fresh and young. In using lemon juice, simply dip a cotton ball on a freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply directly on the face. Be sure that there are no open wounds on the face because the acidity of the lemon could cause excruciating pain. Remember, the face has a lot of nerve endings which makes it very sensitive for pain. Be sure to allow the lemon juice to dry on the face first before going out of the house.
MILK. Milk, when taken in, is a good source of protein and calcium for the body. When it is applied topically, it can be a good way to lighten one’s skin. The lactic acid in the milk has a non abrasive exfoliating effect on the skin and at the same time its fat contents moisturize the skin. This is one reason why there are some who do milk bath every now and then.
HONEY AND ALMOND. These two ingredients works best if they are to be used together. They remove tan and at the same time moisturize the skin. To make a honey and almond face mask, simply mix 1 tsp. of milk powder, 1 tsp. of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice and half tsp. of almond oil. Apply the mixture on the face for 15 minutes and then wash it off with clean water.
OATMEAL AND TOMATO. Oatmeal helps exfoliate the skin while tomato moisturize the skin and at the same time maintain its youthful glow. To make use of these two ingredients, simply mix the oatmeal with a tomato juice. Apply them mixture on the face for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
The above remedies should be supplemented with the use of sun block creams especially when going out of the house. When opting to use sun screens, the best sun screen to have is those that are hypoallergenic, water proof and has a higher sun protection capability (such as SPF 80).