Whitening products and treatments have sprouted in the local market like mushrooms over the past few years. Some of them almost promise the impossible but most of us just end up disappointed for these products don’t even prove that they are worthy of their expensive prices. Lucky for us because there are natural home remedies available that we can use to nourish and whiten our skin at the same time. You won’t notice impressive whitening effects after single use but if these homemade treatments are used continuously, you will surely reap its affordable health benefits and whitening effects in due time. Without any doubt, the best way to whiten skin will always be the natural way! Here are five surprising homemade skin whiteners that will surely give you a fairer skin tone:
1. Lemon juice
Lemon juice naturally contains citric acid which has been known for its effective bleaching powers by removing dead skin cells from your epidermis. You can squeeze out the juice from the lemon and apply it to your skin or you can specifically target your facial skin by creating a special paste from lemon juice. To do this, you have to mix one teaspoon of milk, one half teaspoon of almond oil, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice. After making a paste out of these four ingredients, you can apply and massage it to your face then leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing it with cold water.
2. Orange peels
Orange peels are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which can whiten your skin and make it look younger at the same time. To make a homemade facial treatment, you have to expose first the orange peels in the sun and let them dry up. After being exposed to sunlight for quite some time, you must grind the orange peels to make a fine powder which you can combine with milk to make a nourishing facial treatment everyday. Leave it to your skin and rinse it after 15 minutes using lukewarm water.
Potatoes have natural bleaching powers so they are perfect to use to get rid of dark skin pigmentation and other blemishes. You can make a homemade potato skin whitener using two different ways: you can either extract its juice and apply it to your skin for full fifteen minutes before rinsing or cut the whole potato into thin slices and then leave them to your skin for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Plain yogurt is not only beneficial for your digestive system because, believe it or not, it also contains substances that will surely give you a lighter and clearer complexion. You can apply it as it is to your skin or you can also intensify its whitening effects by combining it with fine orange peel powders. Leave it your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. You can do this anytime of the day for almost everyday.
Also a known skin whitener, oatmeal can also nourish your skin in ways you never imagined before. Combine it with yogurt and a little amount of tomato juice and you now have a perfect homemade product that can whiten your skin and remove all those blemishes. Leave it to your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.
There are many ways to whiten your skin but with a little bit of research and creativity, you can always make your own home remedies that will both nourish and whiten your skin in a very affordable way. Our skin plays a vital role on how people perceive us as a whole so let us try to do all things to take care of our skin and our general health as well.