10 Homemade Skin Lightening Tips

 Homemade Skin Lightening Tips

Using chemical-loaded cosmetics for skin lightening can get expensive and be harmful to your skin over time. Natural home remedies are much more cost effective and are safe for your body. Try these in addition to your personal skin care to naturally lighten dark skin.


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This is an ingredient used by our ancestors and is still considered as one of the best home remedy for fair skin. Prepare the mask by combining 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 3 teaspoons of fresh lime juice. Apply over the exposed skin and keep for 15 minutes. You should be careful while using this pack, as turmeric can stain your clothes.

2. Milk

Calcium is the main ingredient in milk which regulates the skin’s normal coloration. Supplying the skin’s upper epidermis with higher calcium creates an effective barrier to fight against dryness. Regular calcium intake stimulates melanocytes produce melanin pigment. Lactic acid helps to reduce skin pigmentation, as well.
Milk – 1 cup
Wash cloth
Heat milk over medium heat.
Use a washcloth to apply the warm milk to the dark skin and gently massage for 3 – 5 minutes.
Repeat daily for two weeks for best results.

3.Rose Water

Rose water is filled with antioxidants and vitamins that help to soothe irritated skin. It is also good for sensitive and oily skin. You can add rose water to homemade face packs and scrubs. Washing your face daily with rose water improves the skin tone and makes it clear. Never apply soap when you are washing your face with rose water. You can spritz some rose water to look fresh instantly.

4.Chickpea Powder or Gram Flour Mask

Gram flour, used in Asia for many centuries, is used to make skin softer, smoother, and lighter. It acts as a natural exfoliate that clears dead skin cells and excess oil while transferring essential nutrients to the skin, making it glow naturally.
Chickpea flour – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1/2 teaspoon
Milk cream – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 2 to 5 drops
Mix chickpea flour, honey, milk cream, and lemon juice.
Apply to the dark skin.
Leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Repeat regularly for a month for best results.


Papaya fruit contains an enzyme called papain that helps to exfoliate the skin, and this makes way for new skin cells to emerge.Papaya also contains vitamin C. Choose a green papaya to make your face mask, papain is most concentrated in a green papaya.
To make a papaya mask
Peel and slice the papaya.
Put it in a blender to make a smooth paste.
Apply it on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes.
Rinse it away with warm water.

Yogurt is rich in lactic acid and has bleaching properties that treat hyper-pigmented skin by suppressing melanin production. Lactic acid has gentle alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs act as an exfoliate that clears dead cells. This, in turn, helps give a brighter skin tone.
Apply half a cup of plain, unflavored yogurt to the dark skin and gently massage.
Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Repeat daily for best results.

7.Potato Pulp and Lemon Pack

Potato juice and pulp are an age-old home remedy for skin lightening, removing blemishes and improving skin health and is a nourishing homemade facial for oily skin. Being a rich source of vitamin C, it nourishes the skin from within. It works as an effective natural remedy for removing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It helps in improving skin tone and lightening dark circles around eyes. The benefits of lemon as a natural bleaching agent are well known. It helps in cleansing the skin, removing dead cells and impurities and getting rid of suntan effectively. The combination of potato and lemon makes it the best face pack for fairness and tan removal.
Potato-1 Small
Peel and grate the potato to turn it into smooth pulp, squeeze out the juice of one lemon and add it to the pulp, mix well and apply on clean face, let it stay for 20 minutes and wash off with water.


Tomatoes have natural bleaching and whitening properties that lighten skin. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and have astringent properties that make it great for treating black skin, especially for those suffering from acne-prone or oily skin. Its natural acidic composition balances skin pH to prevent excessive oil and make it look bright. Tomatoes contain anti-oxidant properties which fight against free radicals, maintaining younger-looking skin.

Tomato – 1
Apply tomato pulp to the dark skin and let dry.
Apply a second layer of tomato pulp and let dry.
Continue this process for 20 minutes.
Rinse with water.
Repeat regularly for best results.

9.Banana and Almond Oil Pack

One of the easiest and most cost effective homemade face packs for lightening skin tone can be made from ripe bananas and almond oil. Being a rich source of vitamins C and B6, banana helps in improving the production of collagen in the skin that helps in maintaining skin elasticity and suppleness. Vitamin C also helps in improving skin complexion. The almond skin benefits  are well known and almond oil is one of the most effective natural oils that helps in improving overall skin health. Almonds are a rich source of vitamins E, A and D that works as effective natural antioxidants for improving skin health. It’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties help in soothing skin infections and allergies. It is the best deep nourishing moisturizer for dry skin that also helps in lightening dark circles, protects the skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun and improves blood circulation throughout the skin.
Ripe Banana-1
Sweet Almond Oil-1 Tea Spoon
Mash the banana, well to form a smooth paste, add the almond oil to it, mix well and apply on clean face, let it stay for 20 minutes and wash off well with water.

10.Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains natural astringent properties which tighten pores and reduces sebum secretion. It bleaches the skin to whiten the complexion with its natural acidic composition. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants which help new skin cell growth and create a fair skin complexion.
Avoid direct sunlight for 1 – 2 hours after application as lemon juice makes skin extra sensitive.
Never ever apply lemon juice to open wounds.
Use moisturizer as lemon juice can cause dry skin.
Dilute lemon juice with water prior to application, especially if you have sensitive skin.
This process also prevents scars development.
Cotton ball
Use a cotton ball to apply lemon juice to the dark skin.
Leave for 20 – 30 minutes and rinse with water.
Repeat daily for best results.
10 Homemade Skin Lightening Tips 10 Homemade Skin Lightening Tips Reviewed by Jemes Woxten on 10:35:00 Rating: 5

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