A large percentage of women today prefer having a lighter skin tone. This has seen some of these women go to great lengths to make themselves lighter. Skin lightening creams have thus become quite common, their possible side effects notwithstanding. Here is a look at a few natural ways to get the much coveted lighter skin tone.
Most women may not know it, but yoghurt has a number of nutrients which a good for a woman’s skin. In addition to these nutrients, it has lactic acid, which gives it the required bleaching properties. Rubbing plain yoghurt on your skin daily then washing it off with lukewarm water is bound to give you a lighter complexion after a few weeks. You can also mix the yoghurt with some honey and apply this mixture on to your neck and face.
It therefore goes without saying that honey can also help a woman get her desired skin tone. Applying honey on your face before washing it off with lukewarm water after a few minutes is a simple remedy that helps to eliminate dead cells on facial skin. A woman who does this often will look lighter than one who doesn’t thanks to the reduced number of dead cells. The best thing about using honey as a bleaching agent is that it also serves as a skin moisturizing agent.
Vitamin C is definitely the most important ingredient for healthy skin. Oranges have an abundance of vitamin C in addition to having bleaching properties. Orange juice is mixed with turmeric to form a thick paste. This paste is then applied to the skin and left over- night and washed off the next morning. For the best results, it is recommended that you do this every day until the desired effect can be seen.
Lemons are also well-known bleaching agents. The acidity of the lemon makes it a natural skin-bleaching agent. In addition to the acidity, their high vitamin C concentration encourages the growth of new skin cells for a lighter more vibrant appearance. Lemon juice can be mixed with powdered turmeric, tomato paste or even powdered milk for that wonderful effect on the skin. Remember that the resultant mixtures have to be applied on the skin daily and left for some time before being rinsed off. This should be done daily for the best results.
It would not be right to conclude a discussion on natural remedies for lighter skin without mentioning aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is known to prevent hyper-pigmentation which makes you look darker than you are. Aloe Vera also has a cooling effect which encourages regeneration of new cells and repair of damaged skin tissue. In the event that fresh Aloe Vera leaves are not unavailable, you can use aloe Vera gel instead.
Last but not least, papaya is also known to have natural bleaching properties. Regular consumption of this fruit will cleanse the skin and protect the skin from impurities that may be responsible for its darkening. Alternatively, you can rub the inner part of its skin on your face and allow it to dry before rinsing it off with cold water.
The best thing about natural remedies for bleaching is that they don\t have harmful side effects.