3 Amazing Coconut Oil Remedies For Skin Whitening

We all associate the image of the coconut with sun, sand, and summer. This magical tropical fruit is the perfect solution to our summer woes. It cools down the system, replenishes lost electrolytes in our body and even supports weight loss (1). And even though it has always been a part of traditional Indian cuisine and skincare, the world at large, and the west, in particular, are waking up to its benefits just now.

Apart from offering myriad health benefits such as providing relief with skin conditions like psoriasis, and eczema, coconut oil also lends itself easily to skin and hair care regimen (2). But did you know that this multipurpose oil also plays a role in many skin whitening home remedies?

We are here to tell you it does. If you are someone who has spent a lot of money on cosmetic products in search of the perfect product which would help you get fairer and clearer skin, we have good news for you. We have found a few home remedies which make use of coconut oil to give you a glowing complexion. Intrigued? Read on to know more.

Remedy#1 Coconut Oil With Sandalwood

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While you are aware of the multifaceted nature of coconut oil, you might not know that sandalwood oil works great as a scar lightener. It also makes the skin clearer and more even-toned (3). On the other hand, coconut oil works great as a moisturizing agent, which removes the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation (4).

To prepare this remedy, you will need the following ingredients in the quantities mentioned below.

How To Use

  1. Take a small container, and pour both the oils into it. Mix them well together.
  2. You can also warm them in a water bath, so as to facilitate their proper blending.
  3. Now, apply this blended oil on your face in a circular motion using your fingertips. Massage it thoroughly so that it seeps into your skin.
  4. Leave it on for 10–15 minutes to dry, and then wash your face with lukewarm water.
  5. Following this step, wash your face with cold water to close the pores and seal in the moisture. You can use this remedy on an alternate basis to reap the maximum benefits.

Remedy#2 Coconut Oil With Turmeric Powder

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In this remedy, we will use the favorite ingredient of skincare remedies — turmeric. Turmeric is commonly used in a lot of skincare remedies as it possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in curing skin conditions such as eczema, and acne ((5). Besides, it has curcuminoid pigments that inhibit the production of melanin, which is actually responsible for darkening of the skin (6). Meanwhile, coconut oil acts as good binding oil and carrier of it.

To prepare this remedy, You will need the following ingredients in the quantities mentioned below.

How To Use

  1. Add the coconut oil, raw honey and turmeric powder in a small container and mix them well.
  2. Now, add the wheat flour to this mixture and blend it together to form a smooth paste. You can also add a little water to thin it out a little.
  3. Now apply this paste on your face, in a thick layer.
  4. Leave it on for 25 minutes, to dry.
  5. Once it has dried, wash it off using lukewarm water and pat your face dry.
  6. Following this, splash cold water on your face to close the pores. You can use this remedy twice a week to get noticeable results.

Remedy#3 Coconut Oil With Lemon Juice

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For remedy number 3, we have chosen this tangy component to give coconut oil company in giving you that rosy complexion. Besides being rich in vitamin C, lemon is also a known bleaching agent and works effectively in lightening the skin (7).

To prepare this remedy, you will need the following ingredients in the quantities mentioned below.

How To Use

  1. Take a small bowl and squeeze the juice out of the lemon in it. Add the coconut oil to the juice and mix them well.
  2. Once the oil and the juice have blended completely with each other, apply the mixture on your face evenly. Pay extra attention to pigmented areas.
  3. Leave it on for about 20–25 minutes, to dry. Once it has dried off, wash it off with lukewarm water.
  4. Following this, splash cold water on your face to close the pores.
  5. It is recommended that you use this pack only during the night time, and put on sunscreen the next day before venturing out as a precaution against sunburn.

There you go, these nifty remedies will give you the rosy hue you so desire. However, you need to be patient with the results as they might take a while to give you visible results. Our advice, just keep at it and you will definitely get the complexion of your dreams.

Try these remedies and share your experience with us in the comments section.

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