How to Get Lighter Skin with the Most Natural Ways
I was once afraid of exposing my skin to the sun — well, mostly out of fear of getting it burned and darkened than it already was. During the weekend, I would just curl up in bed and stay at home so I could get my skin rehabilitated. And while it was indeed helpful to my skin, the cycle was, in effect, socially-constricting. Thankfully, I didn’t end up as a hermit as my friends would zing me! In fact, I allotted time to search on remedies and helpful tips on how to get lighter skin without being controlled by that irrationality of fearing the sun.
Now, if you’ve come here to learn these proven ways, you’re in luck! I’ll be providing just about the quickest and most effective, and natural of ways to achieve that light skin you so richly deserve. As such, all of these ways are a product of my sincerest initiative to get my skin where it’s at right now — soft, supple, and decidedly more lightened.
Different Ways to Get a Lighter Skin Naturally
1. Olive Oil & Honey Magic
If you want a fairer and smoother skin, this simple procedure should work for you. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 tsp. of honey
- Drops of lemon juice (optional)
Perform a massage on your face on a daily basis with the fusion of 2 tbsp. of olive oil along with a teaspoon of honey. Do this for about two to three minutes. After that, wipe the mixture off using lukewarm water. This remedy should especially work for you if you own a dry and sensitive skin. Now, for users with oily skin, I’d usually put some droplets of lemon juice before applying it.
2. Lightening Pack
Apart from lightening, this skin care regimen should also even and clear your skin tone. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 tsp. of licorice powder
- Warm milk
- 2 tsp. of curd
This face pack can be used for two types of skin: dry skin or sensitive skin and oily or combination skin. It can be prepared by simply combining 2 tsp. of licorice powder along with warm milk — for a dry and sensitive skin. Meanwhile, you can use the 2 tsp. of curd for skin that is oily. Once the face pack is done, apply it thickly on your face then leave it for 20 minutes.
After that, remove the pack gently by means of rubbing it in circularly. Finally, wash it off with cool water.If you’d like to get rid of tan and patches that are discolored, this remedy should be suitable. Also, it should provide your face a lighter and much fairer look.
3. Lemon Extraordinaire
For skin color enhancement and pore cleansing, our next regimen can also supply you’re a good source of Vitamin C. Here are the only things that you need:
- Lemon peels
Combine water and the lemon peel and put them to a boil. Next, place your face right enough to get the steam of the boiling mixture. Ensure that you don’t place your face that near as your face can suffer from a burn. Perform this for at only 2 minutes. Wipe your face off with a soft wet towel to finish.
To reiterate, the procedure is ideal for those who want to cleanse their pores and clear all the dirt that comes from the daily pollutants as you commute.
4. Banana-Butter-Honey Boosting Mask
You want to boost your face’s overall texture and complexion? Then the amalgamation among butter, banana, and honey should work for you. Here are the things you’ll need.
- Unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp. of ripe banana paste
- 1 tsp. of honey
Akin to the second regimen on our list, this trio of wonder should be applied as a facial massage, too. First, melt the unsalted butter. After that, you may add the 2 tbsp. of ripe banana along with a teaspoon of honey. Once all combined, apply the mixture on your face like you’re massaging it. Do this for at least 2 minutes.
After that, you may now remove the entire pack using a wet cloth that is submerged and soaked in warm water. Meanwhile, the procedure is also suitable for those who are looking to remedy their dry and sensitive skin.
5. The Lure of Exfoliation
With a promise of getting rid of that pesky tan and improving your skin color, this fifth tip is but a reiteration of how important exfoliation is. Note: This should be applied every alternate day to your normal day-to-day skin care regimen. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 tsp. of rice powder
- Coconut oil
Simply combine the ingredients (2 tbsp. of rice powder and coconut oil). Next, rub the mixture on your face like you would when donning a facial massage. You can also apply this on your hands and legs.
6. Calamine, the Skin Lightener
Another patron of skin lightening, calamine is also known for its antiseptic and anti-allergic properties. But perhaps its most hallmark offering is that it soothes your skin especially if it’s a bruised area. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp. of calamine powder
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 3 tbsp. of rose water
Mix 2 tbsp. of calamine powder and 1 tbsp. of honey along with rose water. Apply the mixture on your face for fifteen minutes. The mixture can also be used on your body. Just ensure that you apply them moderately.
7. Orange peels - New Skin Brightener
Looking for a quick skin brightening that should spritz you just about the right amount of zest? This next regimen should be the one for you. Here are the things you’ll need:
- Fresh orange peels
- Cold milk
- 1 tsp. of honey
Combine fresh orange peels and cold mix and grind them. Next, apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly. If you want to lighten pigmentation marks and reveal a lush, softer skin tone, add a teaspoon of honey in the mix. The mixture is also known for its natural skin lightening effect. Just apply it twice in a week to achieve this look.
8. Glow with Turmeric and Aloe Vera
If you want to achieve a skin that glows like you just come out of a fresh, natural fairness treatment, consider this regimen a godsend. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 tsp. of aloe vera gel
- ½ tsp. of turmeric
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- Chilled milk
- Cotton balls
Mix the aloe vera gel, turmeric, and honey all together. Once done, apply it evenly on your face. Right after it stayed on your face for 15 minutes, you may wipe this off with a cotton ball that should contain your prepared, chilled milk. Finally, rinse it off with cool water.
Apart from the immediate glow effect, this treatment should also better the complexion and elasticity of your skin. Like the tips mentioned above, this is also known for its faster skin lightening effect.
Some Extra Tips
Naturally, all of these regimens will make your attempt futile and non-effective if some of the most common beauty necessities are not practiced. These include:
- Sleeping regularly for at least 7 to 8 hours
- Keeping yourself hydrated. 3 to 4 liters of water is required on a daily basis
- Moisturizing your skin twice a day
- Still crucial is you carrying sunglasses with you when you step out in the sun. If you’re not a fan of sunglasses, you can opt for a cap or even a scarf.
The list could go on further, but these eight highlighted procedures have already been proven to lighten your skin. Follow them religiously, and you’ll see their amazing results in no time. More importantly, you must look into taking care of yourself by doing the extra tips that were provided right above this section to optimize the skin lightening effects fully.
Do you have more golden tips to lighten your skin? If you want to share them, sound them off in the comment section below! In the meantime, you can share these tips with your friends who might be needing them.