Many skin lightening creams are available in the market but dermatologists do not recommend these as they can cause skin cancer and permanent white spots on your skin. The best and safe option is to go for natural ways, though it might take time but results will be long lasting. Try below natural remedies to look fair
Skin lightening face masks
Papaya face mask
Peel and cut papaya, put pieces into a blender to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and wash after 20 minutes
Oatmeal turmeric face mask
Mix 2 teaspoons of oatmeal powder, a pinch of turmeric, and a few drops of lemon juice to make a thick paste. Apply to your skin and leave it to dry. Wash off the mask with water using gentle circular motions to exfoliate your skin as you go.
Gram flour face mask
Take 2 tablespoons of gram flour, make a paste by adding water. Add 1/2 tablespoon of haldi to this paste if you have normal/oily skin, add malai if you have dry skin. Apply it o face and rinse it off when it is dry
Strawberry and yogurt face mask
Just blend a few strawberries in a blender together with some yogurt to prepare a useful face mask. Apply the resultant mask over your face using gentle circular massaging motions to make the skin lighter and brighter. Strawberries are packed with compounds, vitamins, and nutrients which are essential for the skin and provide tons of benefits and protection to it. Overall, this mask will help exfoliate your skin very well while also nourishing and hydrating it effectively.
Cucumber and Lemon Face Mask
Cucumber is extremely hydrating towards the skin and also provide useful nutrients and minerals to it. It is known to help with the pigmentation of the skin and is very commonly used over the eyes to get rid of dark circles. Cucumber, together with the skin bleaching properties of lemon, make for a terrific face mask which is very effective in nourishing the skin while also tightening and brightening it by clearing it of any over pigmentation issues. Just grate some cucumber and mix it with some freshly squeezed lemon juice to form the face mask and then just apply it onto your face overnight.
Lemon and Sugar Scrub
You can also mix some lemon juice with sugar to create a simple but very effective scrub for the skin. The granules in the sugar make this remedy into a great scrub due to its texture and make the skin more receptive to the bleaching properties of the lemon juice by cleansing the skin and making way for the nutrients to be absorbed into the skin. Just combine a couple tbsp of sugar with fresh lemon juice and then scrub the face gently with it to make your skin lighter and brighter.
Hibiscus flower fairness face pack
- Hibiscus flower petals: 5
- Rose flower petals: 5-6
- Greek yogurt: 1 tablespoon
- Multani mitti: 2 tablespoons
- Face pack applicator: 1
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend it into a slimy paste.
- Wipe your face with micellar water or cleanse with a mild foaming face wash.
- Apply this flower face mask evenly all over your face with your face pack applicator.
- Keep it on for at least 20 minutes.
- Wash off with normal water.
- Spritz some rose water on your face.
- Let it dry out completely.
- Apply a moisturizer.
This face mask is suitable for all skin types, apply it every alternate day of the week to get satisfactory results.
Remove dead skin regularly
Exfoliate your skin manually by using a body scrub or face wash with exfoliating particles. To make your own, just add a teaspoon of ground almonds or oatmeal to your regular cleanser. Rub your face slowly as the skin of the face is fragile. You can also prepare a scrub by mixing ground oatmeal with a bunch of honey. Then, use the mixture as a scrub to exfoliate the skin to make the skin clean, clear and brighter too.
Use natural bleach
Lemon juice also acts as a natural exfoliant. Apply lemon juice to your face, neck, chest, arms, and anywhere else you want your skin to be lighter. Rinse it off with warm water after 20 minutes. Lemon juice can dry your skin, so don’t forget to apply moisturiser
Repeat three times a week for best results. Don’t do it too often or your skin will become irritated
Potato also acts as a natural bleach. Rub potato slice on darker area, leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Turmeric paste with olive oil
Make a paste of olive oil and turmeric power, apply this paste to lighten your skin
Garlic can brighten up the skin by preventing over pigmentation and other skin issues by supplying the skin with tons of anti-oxidants which shield the skin from such damages.
Tomato also contains compounds in it which can help lighten the skin and evening out the complexion. To use it for these purposes you can just cut a slice and then rub that over the skin to absorb its juice and benefits for the skin.
Rice water contains a compound called ferulic acid in it which helps to lighten and brighten the skin. So, you can utilize this by-product which is usually just discarded to help improve your skin’s complexion. Rice water is anti-inflammatory to so it will go along nicely with your skin.
Aloe vera has taken the beauty world by storm and rightly so, it has so many benefits for the skin. It hydrates and nourishes the skin very well and can also help balance the levels of melanin in the skin. It protects the skin from a variety of issues and can moisturize the skin very well to balance its problems back to normal.
Exposure to sun light is the main reason for skin darkening. Always apply sunscreen lotion with minimum SPF 30, whenever going out in day time. Also, wear a hat to protect your face from direct sunlight