8 Easy Natural Tips for Skin Brightening

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Beautiful skin is radiant and full of vitality. While it may seem easy to achieve, it’s not as simple as you may think. It may have take a revamp of the skincare routine that you have gotten so used to or the lifestyle that you’ve been living since you were 20.

If you have issues with dull skin though, don’t pick up that skin brightening cream just yet. Check out how these top 8 natural remedies can help lighten your skin naturally:

  1. Aloe Vera Gel

If there is anything external to your body that closely resembles your skin, it’s the sap of an aloe vera plant. It has been proven time and again to be useful for speeding up the healing process of burns, cuts and wounds but, did you also know that it can correct hyper pigmented skin?

Hyper pigmentation causes skin to darken and become spotted. To brighten your skin, use aloe vera to repair damages in your skin matrix and, in the process, correct patches of hyper pigmented skin as well.

  1. Honey and Lemon

A well known purifying agent and humectant, honey also helps moisturize your skin. When combined with the natural astringent properties of lemon, you have a home remedy that can work out significant improvements in the appearance of your otherwise darkened, hyper pigmented skin.

Never use undiluted lemon juice as a home remedy for your skin. The acid can dry out and burn your skin. Mix the juice of two slices of lemon with five spoonfuls of honey. Apply the mixture on your cleansed and toned skin. Leave it on for no more than 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

  1. Lemon and Lukewarm Water

If you’d like a solution you can use to brighten without having to rinse it off, mix the juice of two slices of lemon with two spoonfuls of lukewarm water. Give it a quick stir. Dip a cotton into the mixture just enough to wet your skin. Use it as a toner to wipe your skin with. Let it dry.

It’s good to go with your makeup during the day, and with your repair creams in the evening. If you want, you can make make enough to last you a week. Simply dilute the lemon juice with lukewarm water on a 1:1 ratio. Store in an airtight bottle and keep in the fridge.

  1. Lemon and Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate skin. Combine with the juice of lemon on a 1:1 tablespoon ratio. Apply on clean face as a mask. Leave on for 15 minutes then, rinse off with lukewarm water.

  1. Whole Milk

Milk contains lactic acid which gently exfoliates skin, allowing newer, younger skin to surface as the acid gently sloughs off and lifts dead skin and other impurities on the surface. Whole milk also contains fats that leave skin moisturized and plumped up.

  1. Papaya

This tropical fruit is known for its many skincare uses, among which is for whitening skin. It contains an enzyme known as papain which causes prompts skin to speed up the rate of skin turnover which brightens up skin.

  1. Licorice Extract

It’s the stuff a number of whitening products are made of. So, why not get it in an essential oil form? Simply cleanse and tone your skin then apply it on your face day and night.

8.Tomatoes

Tomatoes are beneficial for your skin. When applied topically, it acts as a powerful antioxidant, it helps balance your skin’s pH level, and it has natural astringent properties that whiten your skin. It may work even better than your go-to skin brightening cream.

Use these home remedies on their own or, use in your regimen together with your products. Knowing natural things that work help keep your skincare regimen simple and toxin-free!

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