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How To Bleach Your Skin At Home Fast – 15 Ways To Brighten Skin Naturally

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How To Bleach Your Skin At Home Fast – 15 Ways To Brighten Skin Naturally Hyderabd040-395603080 May 10, 2019

Your complexion does not determine whether you are beautiful or not.

So, if you think that this article is about how to make your skin fairer, you will be disappointed.

In this article, we will talk about one of the most common skin aspirations that we all share – bright and glowing skin. The culprits that come between us and this skin goal are pollution and sun exposure. They cause pigmentation, tanning, acne, and clogged pores, which make our skin dull and dark. And there is no way that we can avoid them.

Bleaching is an effective way to reduce the appearance of blemishes and dark patches and brighten your skin. But, chemical bleaches have a damaging impact on your skin. The best alternative is to use natural remedies to brighten your skin without damaging it. Check them out!

Skin Bleaching At Home: 15 Home Remedies To Brighten Your Skin Naturally

1. Yogurt

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Yogurt (and other milk products) contains lactic acid that helps in lightening blemishes and spots (1). Also, applying yogurt on your skin has an immediate calming effect and incredible skin softening properties.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon fresh yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Cleanse your face and apply the mixture.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Follow this routine once daily to brighten your skin and remove sun tan.

2. Lemon

Lemon contains vitamin C that prevents blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and signs of photoaging (2). Applying lemon to your face can remove dead skin cells and brighten your skin. However, avoid this remedy if you have sensitive skin as it can cause redness and irritation.

You Will Need
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon distilled water
  • 1 cotton swab
Method
  1. Cut the lemon and extract its juice.
  2. Dilute the juice with distilled water (you may adjust the quantity of water as per your preference).
  3. Dip the cotton swab in the solution and apply it to your face.
  4. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes
  5. Wash it off with cold water.
  6. Follow this remedy three times a week for quick results.

3. Milk

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Milk contains lactic acid that helps in brightening the skin. It boosts hydration, makes your skin soft, and also reduces skin damage (3).

You Will  Need
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Use this remedy once daily.

4. Tomato

Eating tomatoes can safeguard you from the damaging effects of UV rays (4). Applying them on the face can have a brightening effect. It helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, fade dark spots, and smoothen your skin.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice or pulp
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon milk
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Repeat this routine three times a week.

5. Gram Flour

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Gram flour (or besan) is one of the most commonly used ingredients for its beauty benefits. It exfoliates your skin and cleanses it thoroughly, revealing a brighter skin tone. It also helps reduce sun tan and oiliness (5).

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
Method
  1. Mix the gram flour and rose water to make a paste. Adjust the consistency by adjusting the amount of rose water.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face and exposed areas.
  3. Leave it to dry.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Repeat this remedy three times a week.

6. Turmeric

Turmeric has exceptional wound healing and antibacterial properties. That is why it is commonly used in Ayurvedic preparations to treat a number of skin ailments. Turmeric can reduce pigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone to give you bright and glowing skin (5).

You Will Need
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon milk cream
Method
  1. Mix the turmeric and milk cream to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply it all over your face and massage for two minutes.
  3. Leave it on until it dries completely.
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  5. Use this remedy once daily.

7. Sandalwood (Shwet Chandan or White Sandalwood)

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Sandalwood (both red and white variants) has excellent oil-control properties. It is used for curing skin rashes and allergies and has a cooling effect on the skin. White sandalwood powder is especially beneficial in reducing the appearance of dark spots and marks (even those left by acne) to give you a brighter skin tone (5).

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon white sandalwood powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply it all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it dries completely.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Follow this routine thrice a week.

8. Saffron

Saffron is a holy grail for anyone who wants bright and glowing skin and a clear complexion. This is because it contains carotenoid glycosides and terpenoids. These compounds help restore and improve your skin and diminish dark spots and marks to give you a clear complexion and youthful glow (5).

You Will Need
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cotton swab
Method
  1. Soak the saffron strands in the milk for an hour or two.
  2. Dip the cotton swab in the milk.
  3. Apply it all over your face.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with cold water.
  6. Do this once daily.

9. Potato

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Potato juice is one of the most common DIY remedies for skin issues. It helps in removing tan, reducing the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, and brightening your complexion.

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons fresh potato juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cotton ball
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Use the cotton ball to apply the mixture all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Follow this routine three times a week.

10. Egg White

Egg whites are good for your tummy as well as your skin! It is a super cheap and effective way to smoothen your skin and brighten your complexion. It is perfect for anyone who wants to give themselves a mini facelift at home.

You Will Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Use a makeup brush to apply the mixture all over the face.
  4. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then apply another layer.
  5. Leave it on to dry completely.
  6. Wash it off with cold water.

11. Papaya

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Papaya contains vitamin C (2). Vitamin C helps in reducing dark spots, blemishes, marks, and tan. Applying papaya to the skin regularly makes it glow.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon mashed ripe papaya
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it dries.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Use this face pack once every alternate day.

12. Strawberry

Strawberry contains vitamin C (2). This vitamin helps give you a bright and glowing complexion. It reduces dark spots, patches, and blemishes and makes your skin smooth.

You Will Need
  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder
Method
  1. Blend the strawberries to make a smooth paste.
  2. Add the milk powder and mix well. (You may also add a few drops of lemon juice to increase the efficacy of this mask. However, avoid doing so if you have sensitive skin.)
  3. Apply the mixture all over your face.
  4. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with cold water.
  6. Repeat this once daily.

13. Licorice

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Licorice can clear up and brighten your skin. It reduces excessive melanin production and distributes it evenly throughout your skin to reduce hyperpigmentation. It also reduces the production of harmful free radicals (6).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons licorice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • A few drops of lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply it all over your face.
  3. Leave it on until it dries.
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

14. Carrot

Carrot is said to help reduce blemishes and even out the skin tone to improve its appearance. Though it takes a lot of time and regular application, carrot is also said to be rejuvenating for all skin types.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon carrot (ground into fine paste)
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 2-3 drops of fresh lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Apply the mixture evenly on your face.
  3. Leave it on to dry.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Repeat this once every day.

15. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is widely used in cosmetics and skin care products for its skin benefits. It is an excellent exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and brightens your skin. Oatmeal is also said to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, such as tanning, dark spots, and age spots (7).

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal (finely ground)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2-3 drops of lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face.
  3. Let the face pack dry.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.
  5. Use this face pack once every day.

Compared to chemical treatments, natural skin brightening treatments take longer to show results. Therefore, you need to use these treatments regularly and be patient. Go ahead and try out these recipes, and share your experiences with us in the comments section below.

References

  1. The effects of topical…” International Journal of Cosmetic Science, US National Library of Medicine
  2. Vitamin C in dermatology.”, Indian Dermatology Online Journal, US National Library of Medicine
  3. Epidermal and dermal effects…”, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine
  4. Tomato paste rich in…”, The British Journal of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine
  5. In-House Preparation…”, The Open Dermatology Journal
  6. Cosmeceuticals for Hyperpigmentation…”, Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, US National Library of Medicine
  7. Oatmeal in dermatology…”, Indian Journal Of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, US National Library of Medicine