11 Best Face Packs For Skin Lightening July 17, 2017

Skin color is by no means a measure of beauty. But once you’re in your twenties, you realize that your skin is not what it used to be. Pigmentation, dark spots, and blemishes start to appear and seem as if they’re there to stay. In cases like this, the sooner you take action, the better. Following, I’ve put together a list of 11 skin lightening face packs that will help fade your blemishes and restore your skin to its natural skin tone.

 Best Homemade Face Packs For Skin Lightening

1. Milk Powder Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 tsp Powdered Milk
  • 1-2 tsp Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Colloidal Oatmeal

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
15 minutes

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Milk powder contains lactic acid which has strong bleaching properties. This face pack helps peel off the dull, dead skin cells, to expose a layer of new and healthy skin cells. The vitamin C content of orange juice also possesses skin lightening properties which will help fade dark patches and marks.

Read: Simple Face Packs For Tanned Skin ]

2. Curd Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Curd
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Juice
  • 1 tbsp Oatmeal

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
20 minutes

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
2-3 times a week.

Why This Works
Curd helps moisturize your skin while the tomato and oatmeal in this pack help exfoliate and lighten your skin. Tomato, especially, has excellent skin lightening properties which work well to remove tan and fade acne marks.

 3. Mint Leaves For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • A handful of Mint Leaves
  • Water (if needed)

Prep Time
5 minutes

Treatment Time
20 minutes

Method

  1. Grind the mint leaves to a thick paste. If the mixture is too thick, add some water and grind again.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  4. Wait for 20 minutes until the mask dries.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works
Mint is a strong and refreshing astringent with purifying properties. It helps fade a tan and blemishes while evening out your skin tone.

4. Gram Flour (Besan) Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
20 minutes

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  • Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  • With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Gram flour or Besan helps lighten acne scars and pigmentation to a great extent. This helps restore your skin tone and leave your face with a luminous glow.

5. Banana Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Prep Time
5 minutes

Treatment Time
15 minutes

Method

  1. In a bowl, mash the banana until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  3. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  4. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  5. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  6. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

This face pack is made up of three powerful ingredients which help hydrate, brighten, and lighten your skin. It helps fade dark spots, remove blemishes, and leave your skin with a glow.

[ Read: Homemade Fruit Face Packs For Glowing Skin]

6. Turmeric Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice (or Cucumber Juice for dry skin)

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
15 minutes

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  • Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  • With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
Every day.

Why This Works

This face pack helps get rid of pigmentation, dark spots, and blemishes to help even out your skin tone. It also controls excessive melanin production, maintaining your skin’s natural complexion. This is also an effective remedy that helps lighten your underarms.

7. Orange Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Orange Peel Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fuller’s Earth
  • 1 tbsp Sandalwood Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Water

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
20 minutes

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
Once a week.

Why This Works

This powerful face pack is specially made for people with oily and acne-prone skin types. It helps draw out impurities from your skin while also helping even out your skin tone.

[ Read: Face Masks For Glowing Skin ]

8. Rice Flour Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Curd
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

Prep Time
2 minutes

Treatment Time
10 minutes

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients until they are well-combined.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for about 10 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works
Rice flour is an effective skin lightening ingredient. It not only helps clear an uneven skin tone, but it also boosts skin health with its rich content of vitamin C and para-amino benzoic acid.

[ Read: Almond Face Pack Homemade ]

9. Potato Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need
1 Medium Sized Potato

Prep Time
5 minutes

Treatment Time
20 minutes

Method

  1. Wash and peel your potato and then proceed to cut it into half-inch slices.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. Use the potato slices to gently massage your cleansed face for a couple of minutes.
  4. Leave the juice from the potato on for about 15 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
1-2 times a week.

Why This Works
Potatoes are a rich source of the catecholase enzyme which helps fade blemishes, acne scars, and dark spots. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals which facilitate healthy skin cell formation and reinforce the efficiency of the skin barrier. Its mild bleaching properties help control the production of melanin, lightening your skin.

Read: Remove White Spots on Skin Naturally ]

10. Saffron Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 2-3 strand of Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Cotton Pad

Prep Time
3 hours

Treatment Time
20-30 minutes

Method

  1. In about a tablespoon of milk, soak 2-3 strands of saffron for 3 hours.
  2. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  3. Using a cotton pad, dab the saffron-infused milk onto your face and neck.
  4. Leave the milk on for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
Every day.

Why This Works
Saffron has long been used for its skin lightening properties. It helps fade blemishes and even out your skin tone. Saffron can also be taken internally to improve skin health.

[ Read: Almond Oil For Skin ]

11. Turmeric And Tomato Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need

  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric
  • Prep Time
  • 5 minutes
  • Treatment Time
  • 20 minutes

Method

  1. Blend the tomato until you get a smooth paste.
  2. To the tomato puree, add 2 tablespoons of turmeric and mix well.
  3. Wash your face with a cleanser and pat dry.
  4. With clean fingers, apply the mask onto your face and neck.
  5. Leave it on for about 10 minutes.
  6. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?
Twice a week.

Why This Works

Tomato is a go-to de-tanning ingredient which helps exfoliate and lighten your skin. It possesses mild bleaching properties which help restore your skin tone with regular use.

Fair, dark, or dusky—these lightening face packs will help fade the blemishes on your face to replace them with a bright glow. Have you used any of these face packs in your skin care routine? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

Read: 3 Face Packs for Clear Face Skin ]

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/chandanarai/ Chandana Rai

    Hi…zinni :) mine is a combination type of skin, will it be beneficial for me to use it everyday…will Oatmeal effect my skin on regular use? is there even more tips to make skin Whitening?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      Yaar oatmeal pack should work, it’s actually really really good. But if any and i am stressing on “any” here natural thing or pack gets u rashes then that is DEFINITELY not for u. So u should give it a trial and error. Regular use is a must . Lemon is great but as for me it doesn’t suit my skin, but may suit urs skin. so u see, depends on skin types, it’s reaction on people’s skin. Sunscreen is must. You can try some anti oxidant capsules for a further glow but take in intervals like 2days gap ur having an antoxid capsule and at one day’s gap ur having a multi vit capsule. drink water (lots) , sleep well and eat healthy. Regular exfoliation with something that is real mild is also helpful (it has to be mild since am talking regular here) , hope these helps :) Thanks for the lovely comment :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/joy/ Joy

    NIcce

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      Thank you for the lovely comment :)

  • Mansa

    Nice post.. :) really informative.. :) All ingredients are safe.. and healthy for the skin. Im looking forward to try two of them.. one the oatmeal one and the other mint one..:)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      ive tried the oatmeal quite a few times… it’s nice :) try it <3 thank u for ur comment Mansa :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/daksha/ Daksha

    Hey zinnia, good one:) will definitely try

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

      Definitely Do try Daksha :) hugs to u <3 <3

  • disqus_9zaJ42mMYj

    nice post,i tried mint,it realy worked a lot.thanks 4 comment

    • Zinnia

      hehe thanks :D glad it worked :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/edna.wilson.35 Edna

    nice post. will try these out

    • Zinnia

      thanks a lot :)

  • alisha .amliya

    yehaa thise is osmm .. i” lll try

    • Zinnia

      thank u :)

  • Disha Sharma

    the gramfloor pack and the potato has worked on me immensely thanku

    • Zinnia

      wow am glad to know that thank u :)

  • hey

    How many shades lighter can you get with this

    • Zinnia

      well u cnt get past the shade u were born wid unfortunately :P bt well if u got tanned , u can get a clearer complexion wid the above mentioned remedies ..:) thanks for ur cmt .

  • Anoo

    Hey Zinnia..thanks for ur remedies..:)will try out

  • megha

    ooo really thanks…

  • Raaj

    hi zinnia, wonder if the above will work for men too, i have oily facial skin and tends to appear dark after 1 hr, kindly guide

  • flo

    great!!! :) questions plz…1) how would u know if lemon suits ur skin or not ? also can i use the lemon, yogurt and baisan face pack with my acne treatment cream(prescribed by doctor) ?

  • Champa

    Hey Zinna, good post. The article is very informative and in detail. Very well researched and interesting. Would definitely try mint leaves face pack.

    • Anonymous

      hey,hi i am gayatri and thank you,
      i liked it sooooo much

  • https://www.facebook.com/saba.qureshi.7370 Saba Qureshi

    hi zinnia my skin typ is oily which tip is suitable for me

  • Anonymous

    how to get rid of dark regions under lips

  • http://gmail preetijain

    Which termeric should b use ?regular or ny other

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your tips

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the great tips

  • Manpreet

    Can I remove my stretch marks with the potato juice

  • meetha

    Hi ….zinny mine is an combination skin can l use curd and gramflour paste ad an facepack please reply for spotless fair complexity

  • Anonymous

    I have freckles on my face which are increasing with age.I also suffer from chloasma,having very fair complexion these are clearly visible even from a distance.Will regular use of oatmeal would help me