After my last post on side effects of using creams containing hydroquinone, someone asked if there are safer and natural alternatives to lighten the skin. I have decided to find out some natural ways to lighten the skin without using chemical like hydroquinone. Here are some natural ways and easy to get products you can use to lighten and enhance your complexion.
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Use one tablespoon of lemon juice mixed with 1 tablespoon of tomato juice. Apply on the face twice a week. For those with oily to normal skin type. Mix the juice of either an orange or tomato to two tablespoons of curd. Apply on the face and let it dry. Then wash off once it is dried. This recipe help to improve your complexion and reduce oil in skin pores. This pack is suitable for all skin types. You can use this twice a week to control the oiliness of your skin.
Another method good for oily and normal skin is grating cucumber and rubbing it over the face, neck, eyes for 15 -20 minutes. Apart from improving your complexion, it will also prevent pimples and blackheads. To achieve a fairer complexion, apply grated white radish or its juice over face for 10-15 minutes. This recipe is suitable for all skin types.
Another way to lighten your complexion and improve your skin tone is by mixing one tablespoon of fresh yogurt (curd) with 1/2 tablespoon of honey and apply this pack for 10-15 minutes. This can also be used for all skin types.
Mix one tablespoon of raw milk and 1 tablespoon of red sandalwood powder and apply this mixture on face for good 30 minutes. This helps to enhance your complexion and get rid of any dark patches on face. For quick results you can use this pack daily and it is good for all skin types.
Warning: Lemon juice is acidic. it may react with the sun to cause blisters for some skin types. If you experience this, dilute the lemon juice with an equal amount of water, and always wash it off afterwards. The acid in the lemon juice will sting so avoid contact with cuts or wounds. Do not go in the sun while there is lemon juice on your skin. Do not apply lemon juice on your skin everyday as it dries out the skin and always moisturize skin after applying lemon.