Bad tanning results or simply random darker bits might really mess up your appearance and make you feel bad. Luckily there are many ways to bleach skin naturally, without any of those chemicals the doctors are warning us to stay away from. Yup, a homemade skin bleach can be made with 100% natural ingredients and, if you want to learn how to make it, I suggest you take a peek at these following natural skin bleach recipes:
1. Lemon, Honey and Milk Homemade Skin Bleach
Mix together powdered milk, freshly squeezed lemon juice and some honey dosing the ingredients depending on the area you want to cover. Mix well until the milk powder has dissolved and formed a thick paste then apply to your face, neck, shoulders or pretty much any area you want to brighten and rejuvenate. Due to it’s both cleansing and nurturing properties, the mask can be used multiple times during the week although you should do a patch-test first to determine your skin’s reaction to lemon juice.
2. Oatmeal and Tomato Mask
Next on my list of suggestions on ways to bleach skin naturally would be to give the oatmeal and tomato mask a shot. This mask cleanses, exfoliates and brightens skin very effectively and is a perfect thing to use a couple of weeks after your summer holidays, when your gorgeous bronzy tan starts to come off in spots. All you’ll have to do is mix oatmeal and tomato juice until you get a paste, apply the mixture and leave it to dry before you rinse it off gently. So simple!
3. Dandelion Ointment
Dandelion leaves are yet another way to bleach skin naturally so be patient, apply your dandelion mixture frequently and your freckles, sun or age spots should become much lighter and less noticeable. The mixture itself can be made in many different ways and even bought in some pharmacies or specialized shops but, in case you feel crafty or can’t find a natural, yet, affordable ready-made solution, here’s a few ways on how to do it. Chop fresh dandelion leaves (you’ll need about a quarter of a cup), steep them in castor oil for about two weeks then strain and use every day. You can also brew a strong chamomile and dandelion tea, let it sit overnight then strain and use it to rinse larger areas of skin. Don’t throw away your herbs either – pat them into more noticeable darker spots and let them dry before you rinse off.
4. Papaya & Honey Mask
Fear not, my ladies, as there are more ways to bleach skin naturally – just in case these afore mentioned treatments haven’t worked for your skin type. Whisk up a healthy, nurturing and lightening mask by mashing up flesh of one very ripe, smaller papaya and adding a tbsp of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply the paste on your face, neck or other areas you want to lighten and let it work its magic for 5 minutes before you rinse it off.
5. Grandma’s Freckle Vanisher
Lightening your freckles using these natural skin bleach recipes can be very hard and even impossible but worry not- there is a natural remedy for this as well! Blend one cup of water, one half of a cup of rose water and quarter of a cup of yogurt and add a teaspoon of boric acid. Apply this solution on your freckles using a cue tip and let it work its magic overnight. Don’t forget to do a patch test first, of course, especially if you’ve never used boric acid before.
6. Aloe Vera Gel
Although it doesn’t have the power to drastically lighten skin, Aloe Vera gel is a good product to try out, especially if you’re not in the market for a real homemade skin bleach but something that could wipe off that grayish tone off your face and make it look glowing and fresh. I use my 100% Aloe Vera as a rejuvenating night tonic but you can apply yours in the morning as well because it also works wonders for dull, tired skin that hasn’t had a chance to regenerate itself naturally over the night due to the lack of sleep.
7. Sandalwood Paste
Looking for more ways to bleach skin naturally? Well I have one more recipe for you. Mix lemon, tomato and cucumber juice (all widely known for their bleaching properties) all in equal parts and add sandalwood powder to form a paste. Apply this paste once a day and leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Are there any other ways to bleach skin naturally that I haven’t mentioned? Do share! Oh, and just one more tip – be patient and don’t give up because a natural homemade skin bleach isn’t as potent as chemicals and will require more time and a few applications to produce good results.
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