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Top tips to lighten your skin naturally

Last updated on: January 16, 2012 15:26 IST

Top tips to lighten your skin naturally

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Dusky is beautiful, but if you're still looking at the fairness factor, here are a few ways of going about it that are natural.

It is dissatisfaction which is utilised by manufacturers to curve out a market with products catering to the specific needs of consumers. We cannot say that we are totally satisfied by the way we are.

This is fine, in a sense that we are striving to achieve perfection every time. The skincare industry is booming with consumers coming out with several needs, the most common being skin lightening. With several options available in the market, we tend to get confused with our choices and the market starts identifying some of us as brand switchers.

However, you can discover certain natural skin lightening remedies right in your home. And believe it or not, the products available in the market actually have natural products as their foundation. In the following pages, we explain how you can lighten your skin naturally.

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Natural skin-lightening creams: Prepare them at home

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The main ingredients of your natural skin-lightening cream are lemon juice and egg white. Mix two equal proportions of lemon juice and egg white and heat the mixture in a small pan. You need to get a semi-solid mixture. Next, take out the mixture from the pan and store it in a jar. Refrigerate the mixture. Apply the mixture on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse off.


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Exfoliate naturally

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Exfoliation becomes more important if you are experiencing aging signs like dark spots and freckles. The removal of dead skin cells will uncover the new, fresh cells that lie below. Exfoliation is needed at least once a week to see noticeable results in a month.

You can prepare a natural scrub buy mixing two tablespoons of oatmeal and brown sugar with a quarter cup of milk. Blend the mixture well till it turns semi-solid. Scrub your face, but apply gentle strokes. Next, wash your face with water and then apply a moisturiser.


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Prepare a skin-lightening mask and apply it weekly

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Take one tablespoon each of tomato juice, cucumber juice, sandalwood paste and lemon juice and mix them. Now apply this paste to your face. Allow it to dry up. Wash off with water and then apply some moisturiser.

Regular use of this natural mask will bestow a natural look upon your skin in just one month.


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Use a herbal bleach prepared at home

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You can prepare a bleaching mask by adding a teaspoon of dried fennel to a glass of boiling water. Wait for one hour and then remove the herb from the water. Add one tablespoon of buttermilk to it and apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture on your face for 15 to minutes and wash with cold water.

You may get readily available solutions in the market, but you may not know what the chemicals may bring along as side-effects. It may take some extra minutes to prepare these mixtures, but at least you know what you're using. Nature is the best doctor and you will only need to allow natural preparations some more time to prove their efficacy.


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