How to whiten skin naturally at home
After many years of people, particularly women, using tanning beds and fake tan in order to achieve a sunkissed glow, the trends are now changing. Instead of trying to achieve and maintain a tan, which has long been considered to look healthy, the fashion is now for paler skin, which is sometimes a more natural look. However, if you have darker-toned skin, do not despair. While you may never look truly pale, there are a number of methods that you can use to lighten your skin, and they all use natural products. This means that they will be kinder to your skin than many of the harsh chemicals that are often advertised.
Lemon juice is one of the easiest and most popular methods of lightening the skin. Squeeze the juice from a lemon, mix with a large spoonful of honey (which helps to prevent your skin from drying out), and apply generously to the areas that you are looking to lighten. Leave the mixture on your skin for twenty minutes and then wash it off thoroughly. Use this mixture once a day, and you should soon start to see changes.
If you are then looking to make your newly lightened skin brighter and softer, one of the best things that you can do is peel a papaya and rub the inside of the skin over your body. This also has a lightening effect, and gives you a healthy glow, which itself will make you appear paler.
Another step that should be added to your routine is skin exfoliation. If you currently have a deep tan, and are now looking to lighten your skin tone, you should try to avoid exposure to the sun. This will mean that less of the pigment melanin can be found in the new growth of skin, so you will not look as dark. By exfoliating regularly, you will remove the darker skin cells on the surface much faster. Exfoliation should be carried out no more than three times a week, or you may cause skin irritation. There are many exfoliating products available to buy, or you could make your own if you want to know exactly what you are putting on and in your body. Sugar or sand, mixed with a gentle liquid soap, makes a great exfoliator and it will not be harsh on the skin.
Try several different methods of skin lightening, as it is often the case that not everybody will have the same results with natural treatments.