If you want your skin to be paler, using natural products can lighten it by several shades without the harsh side effects that come with chemical bleaching products. The simple practice of staying out of the sun will also keep your skin brighter. There is no magic potion that will lighten your skin by more than one or two shades, so keep your expectations realistic – and most importantly, remember that dark skin is beautiful too.
How to quickly and effectively whiten the skin of the face at home in 1 day
Drink more water! Apply sunscreen.
Apply a paste of apple cider vinegar and wheat flour twice a day.
Take a small container. Take 1 tablespoon of gram flour in a container. Mix some cottage cheese into a gram of flour. Apply it on the face (and any other part of the body), leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Use a mixture of baking soda and lemon. It will sizzle, but once it has calmed down, mix it into a good paste. Apply to your face as a mask and leave it on your face until the surface of the baking soda itself hardens, then wipe off with warm water. Repeat every other day.
You can also apply a mixture of turmeric, grams of flour, lemon juice and honey. This will clear and brighten your skin.
Try a raw potato, cut it in half and use the internal juices from it and rub it on your face, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off. Repeat this every day.
Applying this mixture every alternate night can significantly lighten your skin tone. Remember to fully protect your skin from direct sun exposure throughout the day to prevent further skin darkening.
You can also apply tomato puree on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Don’t avoid the sun completely. Sunlight has harmful UV rays, but it also helps the body release vitamin D. Just make sure you wear sunscreen while you’re outside!
Just remember that all skin tones are beautiful just the way they are! There is no need to change it if you don’t want to.
How to whiten the skin from age spots
Try a skin lightening cream.
There are an abundance of skin lightening creams available without a prescription. They all work by reducing melanin in the skin.
- Look for products that contain effective skin lightening ingredients such as kojic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, or arbutin.
- These products are generally pretty safe to use, but be sure to follow the instructions on the package and stop immediately if your skin has a bad reaction.
- Never use a skin lightening cream that contains mercury as an active ingredient. Mercury based skin creams are banned but still available in other parts of the world.
Retinoid creams are made from the acidic form of vitamin A and can effectively lighten skin by exfoliating the skin and boosting cell turnover.
- Retinoid creams not only brighten the skin and clear discoloration, they are also very effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, replenishing the skin and giving it a brighter and younger appearance. In higher concentrations, it can also help clear up acne.
- Retinoid creams can cause dryness, redness, and flaking at first, but these symptoms should subside once your skin gets used to the product. Retinoids also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you should only apply them at night and be sure to wear sunscreen during the day.
- Retinoids are only available by prescription, so you should make an appointment with your dermatologist if you are interested in continuing with this treatment. However, a less powerful variant of retinoid cream known as retinol is available in many over-the-counter beauty products.
Try a chemical peel.
Chemical peels can be very effective in lightening the skin. They work by burning off the top layers of skin that are highly pigmented or discolored, revealing fresher, lighter skin underneath.
- In a chemical peel, an acidic substance (such as an alpha hydroxy acid) is applied to the skin and left on for 5 to 10 minutes. After use, there may be a tingling or burning sensation on the skin. Often the face remains red or swollen for several days afterwards.
- A series of chemical peels is usually recommended (done at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks). During this time, it is important to avoid the sun and be vigilant about wearing sunscreen, as your skin is very sensitive.
Microdermabrasion is a good alternative option for people whose skin is sensitive to acid peels and creams. It essentially exfoliates or “polishes” the skin, removing dull, dark layers and leaving skin brighter and fresher.
- During treatment, a small closed vacuum is applied to the face with a rotating diamond tip. Dead skin cells are removed and sucked into a vacuum.
- Treatment is usually between 15 and 20 minutes, although 6 to 12 treatments may be needed to achieve noticeable results.
- Some people may experience redness or dryness after treatment but, in general, microdermabrasion has fewer side effects than other treatments.
How to whiten your face with face masks
Try turmeric. Turmeric is an Indian spice that has been used in skin lightening treatments for thousands of years.
- Mix turmeric with some olive oil and chickpea flour to form a paste. Apply the paste to your skin in gentle circular motions. This will help exfoliate the skin.
- Leave the turmeric paste on the skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. Turmeric may turn your skin slightly yellow, but this will fade over time.
- Repeat this treatment once or twice a week for best results. You can also use turmeric in your kitchen!
mask with raw potatoes
Raw potatoes are said to have mild bleaching properties due to their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is used as a brightening ingredient in many over-the-counter skin creams.
- Just cut a raw potato in half and then rub the flesh over the skin you want to lighten. Leave the potato juice on the skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
- You will need to repeat this procedure several times a week to get any positive results. Instead of potatoes, you can use tomato or cucumber, as both of these foods are also high in vitamin C.
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