Why are so many women on the hunt to get lighter skin? Well, what would you do if your face (or body) was splattered with freckles, sunspots, liver spots, or the left-over skin discoloration that many people call the “mask of pregnancy”?
Women and men with such skin discolorations yearn for the secret sauce on how to get lighter skin as skin discoloration, another word for uneven skin tone, can make the skin look dark and muddy. In fact, skin discoloration on the face (think blotchiness), is more of a culprit to making you and your skin look older than even the appearance of lines and wrinkles can do.
No one is immune from dark, muddy skin. People of all ages can suffer from skin that isn’t as bright and dewy looking as it was when you were younger. Which is why thousands of dollars get spent every year on chemicals and cosmetics to get lighter skin as well as improve its tone and texture. Good thing you’re smarter than they are!
If you want to learn how to get lighter skin, please keep reading as these 5 natural home remedies I am sharing with you are inexpensive and truly work.
While purchased tonics and mixtures may also be successful, your skin and your pocketbook pay the price. Let me know which natural options for lightening your skin you tried and what worked for you on Facebook!
Below you will find 5 natural home remedies your skin will love you for. Getting lighter skin has never been easier!
1. Oatmeal and Yogurt Paste
Yogurt’s lactic acid provides strong bleaching properties, but when combined with oatmeal, honey and lemon you’ve got a benefit-packed powerhouse for your skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt with 3 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix together and use the thick and gooey paste on your skin. Leave this concoction on for 5-10 minutes just as you would any facial mask and then gently splash warm water on your face to rinse. Not only will it lighten your skin naturally, but it smells amazing and will help lock in moisture.
2. Lemon and Sugar Exfoliator
If you want to learn how to lighten you skin, look no further than lemons and sugar. Lemon juice contains citric acid and sugar is a glycolic acid - both when teamed together make one of the best natural skin lightening exfoliators around, revealing beautiful, bright, fresh, lighter looking skin, found right below the skins surface.
Mix together 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 egg white and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. The citric acid in the lemons combined with the slight scruffiness of the brown sugar work together to reveal lighter skin, naturally, without chemicals and spending a lot of money. Gently massage the scrub into your skin, leaving it on for up to 15 minutes before rinsing off gently.
3. Pure Honey
While local, raw honey is best, honey is an all-around powerhouse for natural skin lightening that has a number of other healthy uses, too. Acne scars, too much time in the sun or age spots leave behind evidence of their passing. Using a little pure honey applied to your face each night can have lasting positive effects. Honey moisturizes your skin and has gentle antibacterial properties as well.
4. Milk and Turmeric Paste
Milk has been used for thousands of years to help people get lighter skin, even as far back as Cleopatra’s time in ancient Egypt! It is rumored that she used to take milk baths to keep her skin “milky” white and smooth.
The reason milk lightened Cleopatra's complexion? The naturally occurring lactic acid found in milk is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. And AHA's are known to exfoliate the dead dry patchy skin away. Heck, even scars can get carried away with lactic acid.
Turmeric is another star in the natural beauty world, with both antioxidant and antiseptic properties that are hard to beat. Combine the two dynamic ingredients into a paste and apply it gently to your skin. Let the natural skin lightening combination dry before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
5. Aloe Vera
You may be familiar with using the versatile aloe vera plant to soothe a bad sunburn. Aloe vera gel does so much more for your skin, including adding moisture and encouraging rejuvenation. Keep a plant at home so you can break off a small leaf any time you want to give your skin a lightening boost. What’s even better is that this plant is so gentle on your skin that you can repeat the process up to four times each day to improve the natural skin lightening properties.
I hope you love these natural options on how to lighten your skin as much I do. Your face isn’t the only place where brown spots linger. Your hands can also be a dead giveaway that you’re not as young as you look. Check out my recent blog post where I share 5 proven methods to make your brown spots go away!
Til Next Time,
Growing Younger Everyday