Skin whitening products and therapy are very effective at lightening your problem skin areas to create a beautiful, even-toned complexion, but there is also a variety of natural skin whitening options that you might like to know about. These natural options are best used in tandem with skin whitening products and other treatments. They are also useful if you have a negative reaction to your current skin whitening product or treatment and would like to continue your efforts as you seek out new products to try. Natural skin whitening options can bridge the gap between stopping the irritating treatment and your dermatologist recommending a new option. That way, you can still stay on track to achieving lighter, more even-toned skin.
Here are some natural skin whitening options to get you started:
- The natural acidic essential oils located in citrus fruit peels are great for lightening dark spots. The next time you eat an orange, save the peels and put them out in the sun or other warm location to dry. When they are completely dry, grind them into a powder and add milk (as close to raw as you can get) to make a paste. Apply this paste every day to the skin area(s) you would like to whiten. Wait for the paste to dry, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Get sandalwood powder and add lemon juice, tomato juice and cucumber juice to the powder to make a paste. As with the orange paste, apply the mixture daily to the skin areas you would like to whiten, wait for it to dry, and then rinse the paste off with lukewarm water. An alternative to this method is to not include the sandalwood powder and just use the combined liquid from the lemon, tomato and cucumber rather than the paste.
- Get two spoonfuls of gram flour (which contains a whitening agent) and add a pinch of turmeric, a few drops of lemon juice and a few drops of milk cream. Apply the resulting paste to your skin, wait for it to dry, and then scrub it off (the scrubbing helps to remove dead skin cells and leave newer, healthier skin behind)
- Allow almonds to soak in water overnight. The next day, peel the almonds and grind them into a powder. Add honey to this almond powder to make a paste, and apply to the skin areas that need whitening. Let it dry, and then scrub it off.
- Potato juice has a great natural whitening agent, which reduces pigmentation and blemishes. Rub the juice onto your problem spots daily, and give it some time to penetrate your skin before showering.
As you can see, various foods and liquids that you likely use frequently and may already have in your kitchen can be mixed together to effectively whiten your skin naturally. The benefits of these liquids and pastes is that they come from all natural sources, which is great if you would like to naturally augment your current product without worrying about product side effects.