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5 Homemade Skin Whitening (Glowing) Remedies

Sanam-Baloch
Sanam-Baloch

5 Homemade Skin Whitening (Glowing) Remedies. A Glowing skin remains only a dream, given our hectic lifestyle. To add to that, many other factors like pollution, harmful UV rays from the sun, stress, and improper diet can damage your skin further and give you an imbalanced skin tone.

If this wasn’t enough, many of the cosmetic products available in the market these days contain harmful chemicals and additives that cause additional damage to your skin instead of making it healthy and glowing.

The reason behind the darkness of skin is the pigment called Melanin.

Skin with little or no melanin is almost white. Other factors influence skin color in a lesser degree, including the amount of blood in blood vessels (because of the color of blood), skin thickness and content of carotenoids in skin.

The best solution under these circumstances is to use natural ingredients or products that are reduce the production and effects of Melanin.

These natural remedies carry other benefits are include skin brightening, balancing your skin tone, reducing blemishes and marks, photo-protection (protection from UV rays), and eliminating harmful bacteria. These remedies will work on your skin naturally and effectively.

Parichehra Team have made your job easy and compiled a list of the best home remedies for skin lightening for you. Keep reading to know how to use these different remedies.

Melanin Reducing Natural Home Remedies

Melanin Reducing Natural Home Remedies
Melanin Reducing Natural Home Remedies

If you want to go for melanin reduction naturally, you should try some of these home remedies which cost nothing but are really effective in reducing melanin. Home remedies are always effective in making your skin brighter without leaving any side effects.

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon is known for its acidic characteristic along with being rich in Vitamin C. It lightens the dark spots and scars naturally. Simply squeeze the juice of one lemon and add one tablespoon of honey (to add moisture) into it to make a paste. Apply to the skin daily for five minutes in order to reduce melanin.

2. Potato

Potato has catecholase enzyme which has bleaching ability, helping in reduction of melanin. Simply make a potato paste and apply it directly to your skin and massage daily. This would help in getting results faster. The skin tone will lighten up and melanin pigment will get reduced.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric has the ability to naturally lower down the melanin levels in the skin and providing a healthy glow to the face. Simply make a paste of rose water and turmeric powder and apply it on the skin for fifteen minutes. Wash it off when done.

4. Tomato

Tomato consists of antioxidants along with Vitamin C which helps in skin lightening. Mash up one tomato and apply it on the face. Keep it on for twenty minutes and then wash it off with regular water. This would make the dark spots fade away, reduce melanin and provide fair skin.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera moisturises the skin and makes it healthy and glowing by antioxidants and vitamins present in it. Take fresh leaves of Aloe Vera and apply the gel to the skin until it dries off. Wash off if required. Do it daily to reduce melanin levels in the skin.

Here are some home made skin whitening, fairness (glowing) masks, milk, and oils

Milk, Lemon Juice, And Honey Mask

And-Honey-Mask
And-Honey-Mask

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C that has been found to have skin lightening effects due to its ability to reduce the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin tanning (10).

What You Need

1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey

What You Have To Do

1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Apply the paste to your face (after having cleansed your face) and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse your face with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This
Do this every alternate night before going to bed.

Best Suited For All skin types

Caution

If you feel any burning sensation because of the acidity of the lemon juice, take the mask off immediately and rub an ice cube on the area.

Tomato, Yogurt, And Oatmeal Mask

The lycopene in tomatoes, which gives them their characteristic red color, has photoprotective properties that can protect the skin from aging and other age-related issues (6). Due to the abundance of antioxidants, tomatoes are one of those foods that can make your skin glow (7). In a Germanic study, the lycopene in tomatoes was also found to protect the skin from cancer (8).

Oatmeal acts as a gentle exfoliant and improves skin health (9).

What You Need

1 tomato
1 teaspoon yogurt (fresh and unflavored)
1 teaspoon oatmeal

What You Have To Do

1. Cut the tomato in half. Take a teaspoon or two of its juice.
2. Take the oatmeal in a bowl, and add the juice and yogurt to it. Mix well.
3. Apply the mask to cleansed skin and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
4. Rinse with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This
Preferably two to three times in a week.

Best Suited For 

Oily skin, normal skin, combination skin

Potato Juice

Potato juice is rich in vitamin C and has antioxidant properties. It is a mild bleaching agent that whitens your skin and also removes dead cells.

What You Need

1 potato

What You Have To Do

1. Peel the potato and cut it into inch-sized pieces.
2. Rub the pieces of potato on the areas you want to lighten so that the juice is spread onto your skin.
3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash with water.

You can also grate the potato, squeeze out the juice, and apply it with the help of a cotton pad.

How Often You Need To Do This

Repeat this thrice a week.

Best Suited For

All skin types

Caution

Potato juice can be slightly drying for the skin. Do not forget to use a moisturizer that suits your skin once you rinse the juice off.

Aloe Vera And Rice Flour Scrub

Aloe vera is the ultimate solution for all skin-related problems. It is abundant in antioxidants and compounds that heal, nourish, and protect the skin (24). The coarseness of the rice flour will remove all the dead skin cells and impurities that have accumulated on the skin.

What You Need

  • An aloe vera leaf
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour

What You Have To Do

1. Cut open the aloe leaf to expose the gel present inside.
2. Dip the gel side of the leaf in the rice flour and rub this gently on your skin in circular motions.
3. Scrub for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water first followed by cool water.
4. Pat dry and moisturize the area.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this every alternate evening, and you will start noticing results in a few days.

Best Suited For

All skin types

Caution

Be gentle while scrubbing. Applying too much pressure can damage your skin.

Massage For Skin Lightening

5 Homemade Skin Whitening (Glowing) Remedies
5 Homemade Skin Whitening (Glowing) Remedies

Milk For Skin Whitening

Milk is a natural skin bleacher, and it also nourishes the skin, making it glowing and healthy. You can also add the juice of one lemon or a few tablespoons of honey to your milk bath routine.

What You Need

2-3 tablespoons raw milk

What You Have To Do

1. Massage the milk on your skin for a few minutes. Use circular motions and upward and downward strokes.
2. Wash your skin with just water after the massage.

How Often You Need To Do This

Do this two to three times a week.

Best Suited For

All skin types

Caution

Be careful if you have acne-prone skin as milk can worsen the condition in some people.

Lemon Essential Oil

The essential oil extracted from the lemon is multipurpose in its activities. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and astringent qualities. It also rejuvenates your skin and lightens it (31).

What You Need

  • 3-4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil or water

What You Have To Do

1. Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil or water and apply on your skin.
2. Massage for a few minutes and wash with water.
3. You can also use a damp cotton pad to wipe it off.

How Often You Need To Do This

Apply this oil every day for a week.

Best Suited For

All skin types

Caution

Do not go out immediately into the sun after applying lemon essential oil as it can cause sunburn.

5 Homemade Skin Whitening (Glowing) Remedies

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