Do you want to make you skin fairer? But don’t want to spend too much money? And you want it to be safe? How would that be possible?
There are so many causes of dark skin. It may be hereditary, hyper pigmentation, sun rays or skin disorders.
Your skin’s greatest enemy is the sun. If you don’t wear and protective clothing and sunscreen then your face will be at risk of skin damage, burns and hyper pigmentation. That will make your skin blemished and patchy. So, what will be the solution?
Essentially all skin lighteners that contains ingredients like Kojic acid, Glycolic acid or Hydroquinone work by reducing a pigment called melanin in the skin. People with darker skin have more melanin, those with lighter skin have less. Melanin in a specialized pigment produced by melanocytes, which are specialized cells.
Genetics are one major determining factor in skin pigment and how much melanin someone will have. Certain chemicals can affect the amount of melanin found in the skin, as can the amount of sunlight one’s skin is exposed to. Hormones and skin damage also effect melanin.
Skin lightening is both a simple and complex procedure in which the makes the darker skin lighter. There are many techniques in whitening the skin. One popular skin lightening technique is exfoliation. Exfoliation is a process of getting rid of all dead skin cells at the outermost layer of the skin and revealing a new fresh lighter layer.
Skin Lightening Treatments at Home
You can now make your own home skin lightening treatments that are both inexpensive and safe. These ingredients are easy to find and easy to use. You can buy them straight at the groceries or you can just look at your kitchen.
Almonds can do wonders in skin lightening treatment at home.
Soak few almonds overnight. In the morning, peel the skin from almonds. Make thick paste. To this paste add equal amount of honey. Almonds brings shine to the skin and honey makes it soft and supple. Apply this on your face and shoulder. Keep for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off. It’s better not to store this; make it afresh every day
For exfoliation, try a Tomato Scrub.
Have one ripe organic tomato ready. Slice off the top; you’re going to need as a gripper. Take the top of the tomato and dip it in the sugar evenly coating it. Now take the pad and exfoliate it in a circular motion on your skin. Once you cover your face with tomato, leave it for 15minutes and rinse it with water
Buy some sandalwood powder and make paste.
To this add equal amounts of lemon juice, cucumber juice and tomato juice. Don’t include the seeds in tomato and cucumber extract. Mix all of these properly to make smooth paste. Apply for 20 minutes and wash off. All these ingredients have skin cleansing properties also.
Orange peels have skin cleansing properties.
What you need to do is save the orange peels. Gather few of them and then place in hot water for few minutes. This procedure will remove whatever pesticide content was left in them. Take out from hot water, dry them completely in sun.
After drying, turn them into powder form. To this powder form, add little amount of milk to make smooth paste. You can apply this on face, neck, arms, and shoulders. Keep for up to one hour and rinse off.