Using Skin Whitening Treatments At Home

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 visibly lighten the complexion of the skin

Skin whitening or lightening is a method used to visibly lighten the complexion of the skin. Women are more susceptible to such treatments and many strive for flawless and gracefully clear looking skin.

However, many individuals will at some stage struggle with some types of pigmentation or skin problems that will cause the skin to darken and dark spots will start to appear.

Many of the pigmentation issues are caused from either aging or environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure or even pollution. Darker skin is the accumulation of a pigment known as melanin which is produced in order to protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation that comes from direct sunlight.

Pale Skin And Dark Skin

People who have developed a darker skin tone over the years will usually turn to commercial products such as lotions and bleach to try and whiten or lighten the skin.

However, many of these products can contain harmful chemical agents that have the potential to cause damage to the skin. In addition, if these products are used incorrectly they usually will show little or no results and will cause the skin area to become dry and flaky. There are many home remedies that can be safely used in order to effectively and naturally lighten the skin.

Lemon Water

 lemon is a natural type of bleachThe juice from a lemon is a natural type of bleach that can be used to lighten the skin. This lemon juice can be used with a solution of rose water and should be gently applied to the face using cotton wool. After five minutes the face must be rinsed off with warm water.

In addition a combination of milk powder, honey, almond oil and lemon juice can be made into a paste and applied to the skin as a mask. The mask can be used once a week and can show up an effective way in whitening the facial areas.

Natural Agents That Can Whiten The Skin

Cottage cheese and oatmeal are two natural ingredients that can be used to lighten the skin. The two ingredients can be combined with pure tomato juice to make a powerful concoction that can be used to whiten the face.

The mixture can be applied in a thick layer to the face, after twenty five minutes the mixture can be rinsed off with warm water. In addition a solution of half water and half vinegar can be applied to the skin after the treatment and then rinsed off with clean water after five minutes.

Homemade Paste

Natural products like tomatoesThis mixture is a combination of tomato, lemon juice and sandal wood powder that is mixed into a paste. The paste should then be applied to cleansed and dry skin and left to dry.

Once the paste is completely dry the face can be washed with warm water. Natural products like tomatoes, lemons and sandalwood can make the skin lighter and look fresher after use.

Individuals who have suffered from damage caused by sunburn should use a solution of turmeric and lemon juice to help soothe and heal the affected areas. These two ingredients are powerful remedies that can lighten and bleach the skin.

One of the most effective home remedies used to lighten the skin involves raw potatoes. The potatoes can be peeled and the fresh peels can be placed directly onto the skin. The peels can be left on the skin for a period of fifteen minutes and then rinsed off with cool water for a beautiful and even complexion.

Skin Whitening With Orange Zest

This home remedy will involves grating the zest off a few oranges and adding milk to make the solution into a paste. The paste can be applied directly to the skin and left to settle for at least fifteen minutes.

The solution can be easily rinsed off with tepid water. This solution is very effective in lightening the skin and can assist in treating spots that appear on the skin. In addition to these home remedies a healthy lifestyle should be adopted that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with adequate hydration to keep the skin clear.

Three Tips To Skin Whitening At Home

Three Tips to Skin WhiteningTip #1

To make an effective facial product at home the individual can mix two tablespoons of ‘gram flour’ with a pinch of ‘turmeric’, cream and lemon juice.

The ingredients will form a thick paste that can be applied to the face. Once the paste dries the mask must be rinsed off with warm water. The treatment can be used once a week for an effective way to lighten the skin.

Tip #2

Another effective home remedy to use will be to boil water and to add three heaped spoons of dried chamomile flowers. This mixture should boil for at least five minutes and then set aside to cool.

The mixture should be strained and then honey can be added to the cooled and strained mixture. The solution can be applied to the face using cotton swabs and rinsed off after twenty minutes. The mixture can lighten the skin within a few days and is an effective and natural treatment that can be used nearly every day.

Tip #3

orange peelAnother effective home remedy is a paste made from natural yoghurt and crushed up orange peels. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin and rinsed off after ten minutes.

These ingredients are great for scars and blemishes and can reduce the appearance of dark spots.

All home treatments should be used with care. It is advisable to stop using any of the treatments if sensitivity or irritations occur.

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