[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ark skin can be caused by many different things, from too much sunlight to your diet, your skin gets dull fairly easily. Now, there are many unnatural ways to lighten your skin, but they are expensive and most of them don’t even work. Nobody wants to throw money away on stuff that doesn’t work.
So here are some natural ways for skin lightening:
Yogurt, in most cases, is meant to be eaten, but did you know you can rub it on yourself to get naturally glowing skin? It seems odd, but it actually works. Yogurt has many vitamins and nutrients that are good for the skin.
Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which does similar work to that of skin bleaching. Once a day, you should delicately rub yogurt onto your skin. Not the type that has fruit in it, just plain old yogurt. After 60 seconds, you can wash it off with warm water and you should see a change in just a few weeks. To increase the effect and make it easier to apply, add a little lemon juice into the yogurt.
In the days of the pirates, the main concern with Vitamin C was scurvey. Since nobody gets scurvey anymore, we have an abundance of Vitamin C to use on our skin. You can eat oranges and drink orange juice to enhance your skin, but applying it directly to your skin is the most effective method.
To do this, leave an unused orange peel out to dry. Once it has dried up, grind that skin into a powder and mix it with a tablespoon of plain yogurt to make a super skin remedy. Let it sit on your skin for 15 minutes or so and wash it off with water. You should limit this remedy to once a week in most cases.
Gram flour contains nutrients that can enhance your skin and complexion, and it can also remove the oils that cause your skin to darken. Gram flour can be used more often than the oranges remedy at three to four times per week, depending on how it is working for you. It’s pretty simple to use, too!
Just mix some gram flour with a bit of water so that it forms into a nice chunky paste. Then, lather it onto your face, legs and hands to get the full effect. Once dries up, you will feel a strange sensation this means that its time to wash it off with water. You can expect to see glowing results in just a couple of weeks.
Honey is not only good for the throat, but it’s also great for the skin.
Perhaps one of the most well known home remedies, honey moisturizes your skin to enhance your complexion. Honey never goes bad thanks to having antibacterial properties. When honey is applied to the skin, these same antibacterial properties help get rid of scars and other spots you don’t want lingering around.
Just rub some honey onto your face once a day and leave it there for just a couple of minutes. Wash it off when you are ready. The effects are quick to show, as some of the dead and flaky skin will come off on your wash cloth.
When you get a sunburn, the first thing you probably do is grab a bottle of aloe vera. Aloe Vera helps peel away the burn and restore your skin to its natural color. The thing about aloe vera is that you don’t need a sunburn to get some great effects on your skin, so keep it handy year round.
Twice a day, apply aloe vera gel onto your skin for 30 minutes at a time. This may seem excessive, but you only need to do this for two weeks before you’ll see the full effect. If you use this remedy in the winter, you’ll get that beautiful natural glow long before the summer months roll around.