Several at-home remedies are known to lighten dark skin. Many of the ingredients in making simple and effective facial masks are found in your pantry. To be more effective, use these skin lightening masks every day. However, these at-home remedies for skin lightening are not clinically proven to be effective so be sure to take preliminary precautions when using them.
Remedy #1: Oatmeal, Yogurt and Tomato Juice
One mask you can create is with the use of oatmeal, yogurt and tomato juice. Mix the three altogether to create a thin paste. Apply this paste all over your skin and allow it to stay for 20 minutes before rinsing the mask off with cold water. You can use this mask every day or you can use alternately with other skin lightening masks until you achieved your desired skin tone. According to the Natural-HomeRemedies.org, this is considered as one of the best dark skin home remedies.
Remedy #2: Milk, Honey and Lemon Juice
Combine 1 tsp. each of powdered milk, honey and lemon juice with ½ tsp. almond oil to create another mask which you can use to lighten dark skin. Apply this mask all over your skin and let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it. You can use daily or alternately with other skin lightening masks until you reached your desired skin tone. Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties but the American Chronicles warns the use of lemon juice as it can make the skin photosensitive.
Remedy #3: Dried Orange Peels and Yogurt
In making the third type of mask, you will need some dried orange peels. First, peel off fresh oranges and let it dry under the sun then once they are dried, you have to grind them and mix with yogurt. You will then apply the mixture onto your skin and let it stay for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Similar with the other masks, you have to apply it daily or use it alternately with the other masks until desired result is achieved. Another benefit one can get from this mask is that it can help lessen blemishes, scarring and marks.
Remedy #4: Chickpea Flour, Raw Milk, Turmeric and Lime Juice
Mix altogether 1 tbsp. of chickpea flour, 2 tsp of raw milk, a pinch of turmeric and 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply the mixture on your skin leaving it for 15 minutes before rinsing. Home remedies are required to be use on a daily basis for four weeks then once a week there after.
Remedy #5: Almonds and Milk
Lastly, this mask is considered the simplest but most cost effective. Begin by soaking four almonds overnight in water hen drain the water when you’re going to make the mask. Grind the almonds and mix it with milk to create a fine paste. Apply the paste all over your face and neck and leave it for overnight. Rinse it off with cold water in the morning. Home Remedies advised using this mask for 15 consecutive days then only twice a week after. You can use this as your evening mask while using another skin lightening mask during day time.
Skin lightening need not be expensive. It has been said that many things found in your pantry might just help for the purpose. Enjoy creating your own masks for whitening.