Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well. With different types of fairness creams, fairness masks & other similar products raving the market, people are getting more drawn towards the craze of getting fair skin. Getting fairer skin is nothing more than a myth. Fairness products are specially formulated to reduce skin color immediately but they may cause tanning in the long run.
Fairness products are harmful for skin as they decrease melanin production thus increasing the risk to skin cancer. In this post I will tell you about few skin lightening home remedies. They are safe, economical & have no side effects. Read on to know about them:
1. Milk Cream & Saffron Face Mask
Milk cream is rich in Lactic acid which has skin lightening property along with saffron. They are good for your skin, make your complexion even & keep your skin nourished too. Take 3-4 strands of saffron easily available at market. Soak it in milk cream & keep it aside for 6 hours. After 6 hours, apply this mixture to your face. Keep this on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. Use this face mask twice a month for best results.
2. Gram Flour & Turmeric Face Pack
Gram flour acts as a good natural cleanser. Turmeric helps to brighten complexion & it has antiseptic properties too. Min 2 table spoons of gram flour to turmeric paste & apply this mixture on your face. Leave on for 10 minutes & then wash it off with water. Regular usage of this face pack will help you to achieve a lighter complexion.
3. Dried Orange Peel & Curd Face Pack
Take dried orange peel & make a powder by grinding them. Mix 2 table spoons of curd to this mixture & apply it to your face. Massage gently in upward direction for 5 minutes & wash it off with water. This scrub helps to remove dead skin cells which is a main reason for skin dullness hence the skin appearing darker that it actually is. Curd is an excellent tan remover. Use this scrub in every alternate day to help remove dullness
4. Honey & Almond Face Pack
A mixture of almond paste & honey can help you to get lighter complexion instantly at home. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E & honey helps in making skin smoother & fairer. Prepare a paste with almond & honey & apply it on your face. Keep it for 10 minutes & wash off with water.
5. Lemon Juice
Lemon is rich in Vitamin C & acts as natural bleach. Lemon can be used directly on face or mixed with few drops of rose water & dabbed on face with a cotton ball. It is great for skin lightening & suits every type of skin.
6. Tomato & Honey Face Mask
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C & help to lighten skin color along with shrinking large skin pores, cut tomato to slices & mash it. Mix it with 2 table spoons of honey & apply it evenly on your face. Keep it for 10 minutes & wash off with water.
7. Papaya Face Pack
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A & C & certain enzymes that works on sunburns & helps to brighten complexion. Cut papaya into slices & add sandalwood powder to it. Mix this with rosewater & make a thick paste, apply it on your face & keep it for 20 minutes after which you can wash off with water.
8. Cucumber Face Mask
Cucumber has cooling effect on skin & it is proved to lighten skin tone too. Cut cucumber into slices & apply it on your face & neck or alternatively you can blend it in a blender & mix it with honey to apply it on your face.
9. Coconut Water
Coconut water is good to lighten skin tone & bring natural glow to the face. You can dab coconut water directly on your face using cotton ball. Applying coconut water regularly is very effective in skin lightening.
10. Oatmeal & Yogurt Face Scrub
Ground oatmeal is a natural scrub that helps to exfoliate skin well. Yogurt is a rich source of Lactic acid & helps to even out complexion. Mix 2 table spoon of ground oatmeal to 2 tablespoons of yogurt & make a thick paste. Apply it on your face & neck. Massage for 5 minutes, leave on for another 10 minutes & wash it off with water.
I hope this article was informative. Please share your thoughts below!!