Tips to Make Dark Skin Lighter Naturally

dark skinOur busy lifestyle often keeps us outdoor for long hours and our delicate skin is continuously exposed to harmful sun rays, which turns our fair skin down by few tones. All ladies who are working are the biggest victims of it, and the problem is compounded by the fact that their mature skin doesn’t repair as fast as a younger skin.

The human skin ranges from black to colorless and there are several hues in-between but the irony is that most of the people want to have a light colored skin. Our skin color is decided by the production of melanin in our body. Therefore, in order to have a fair complexion, we should try to inhibit the production of melanin.

If you have a dark skin, you should follow few skin whitening tips to get a fair color tone. We are discussing few easy ones for your benefit:

Choose a moisturizing product with hydrating and lightening benefits for fair to dark skin

This will also serve as a perfect solution for aging problems. When you are evaluating these products, you should look for vital ingredients that can lighten black skin, hydrate it and also slow down the signs of aging. You should preferably choose a product with Phytessence Wakame, Extrapone Nutgrass, Maracuja, and CynergyTK as its main ingredients.

CynergyTK and Phytessence Wakame are your anti aging allies. Nutgrass is effective in inhibiting the excessive production of melanin and can lighten black skin by 40 percent within few weeks. Maracuja is best for your demis hydrating needs. It is a kind of passion fruit that is famous for its human skin type emollient properties.

dark skinAvoid midday sun

You can also lighten black skin by avoiding midday sun. Although early morning and late afternoon sun is good for vitamin D production, but midday sun is strong and long exposure can make your skin darker. So make it a habit to use your umbrella and invest in sunscreens with high SPF.

Natural lightening treatment for the dark skin

You can try body mask such as honey with lemon juice. You can apply it before taking bath, and leave it as such for about 20 minutes. Repeat it at least three days a week and you will see its amazing effects.

Wear a hat with a wide brim

You must’ve seen that your facial skin is slightly darker than the rest of your body that is protected from sun. Many people rely too much on sunscreen for protection from harmful sun rays, but best and cost effective solution is to say out of sun. This will not only lighten black skin but also reduce chances of wrinkles and early aging. You can do this by wearing a hat with a wide brim.

Avoid alcohol and smoking

If you want to lighten black color, you should avoid taking too much alcoholic beverages. Their excess consumption can lead to reddening of your complexion, which depending upon your skin’s melanin content may make it look much darker.

You should also avoid smoking as there are too may free radicals in cigarette smoke that contribute to age spots and wrinkles. Due to this, your skin’s melanin production also increases as a kind of defense mechanism. You can reduce this by quitting smoking.

Take more antioxidants in your diet

Antioxidants such as co-enzyme Q10 and vitamin E also lighten black skin tone when they are applied directly. They actually work because they help in repairing free radical damage caused due to exposure to toxins and sunlight. Taking more antioxidants also work in improving your complexion by boosting free radical damage repair. In fact, many studies in the past support the contention that consumption of antioxidants helping preventing sun damage.

Various antioxidants work gradually to lighten black skin tone. You can get the same benefits if you use a skin cream with antioxidants like co-enzyme Q10 as they reverse sun damage when they are applied topically. Many people do not think skin darkening to be a skin damage, but it is ultimately what they are dealing with.

Use citrus juice

This is totally natural and one of the most effective ways of making your skin vibrant and lighter. You can extract the juice of a lemon. Now apply it directly on your skin at least 20 minutes before taking a bath. This juice can even be applied when taking a bath. However, you must ensure that juice sits on your skin for at least 5-10 minutes before you wash it off. Lemon juice has excellent bleaching properties that can successfully inhibit melanin production. However, you should use this juice only at night as it can make your skin photosensitive.

Drinking plenty of water

In order to get a lighter skin tone, you should also keep your skin hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water. Make it a point to take at least 9-12 glasses of water every day. You should also avoid consumption of refined carbohydrates, junk food, and fried food. Aside from this, it is important to sleep for at least 7 hours a day.

Facial mask

You can also prepare a facial mask at home by mixing rosewater and some sandalwood powder. You should apply it for about 10 minutes for getting a well toned skin. You can also put thin cucumber slices on your eyes during this process, which will not only remove puffy eyes but also rejuvenate you body.

Use a honey mask 

Honey has natural bleaching properties and makes your dermis smoother and software. You should use it at least three times a week by directly applying organic honey on your skin. If you want, you can also mix some papaya mash to make it more effective. Let this mask sit on your skin for about 30 minutes before washing it off with tap water.

Scrub your dermis at least two times a week 

Sometimes it becomes difficult to lighten black skin because various ingredients cannot enter the pores as they are clogged by dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum. You can easily unclog your pore by scrubbing your dermis. Brown sugar is best for unclogging your pores. Add a splash of lemon juice and honey to make it more powerful.