A fresh flawless skin remains an elusive desire for everyone, given the hectic lifestyle where adequate time is not given to skin for daily care rituals. To compound this situation further, there is pollution; an environment that is ridden with UV waves and other constituents that attack your skin, brings down the tone and often cause acne breakouts.
Our endless reliance on manufactured products and creams with pungent chemicals is another contributing factor. People due to their busy lifestyles do not commit to the natural ways through which skin can be lightened. We oversee and devalue the importance of the earthly blessing that serves as the best solutions to skin problems and most importantly their relative efficacy in whitening skin is more than the cosmetic measures.
Here are some home remedies that do not require extra effort and have spellbinding results; all tried and tested by research and skincare gurus;
1.Yogurt with Dried Orange Peels
Orange peels are the purest reservoir of vitamin C; which has a vital role in skin whitening as it reduces the melanin concentration in the skin. Orange peels can be dried by placing them in open air for a day or two, dried peels then can be reduced to powder and mixed with yogurt. A power whitening pack!
2. Oatmeal Mask and tomatoes
Tomatoes have photoprotective properties, whereas oatmeal is a natural exfoliant that soothes the skin. All you need to do is add tomato juice in oatmeal and make a fine paste, then apply on your skin and voila!
3. Papaya And Honey
Honey has antibacterial properties that save the skin from acne break out. Papaya, on the other hand, has enzymes that have the tendency to dissolve the dead cells on the skin and wash away the impurities, leading to visibly glowing skin. You only need to blend the constituents to get a fine paste and apply that on your face.
4. Milk, Lemon Juice, And Honey Mask
Lemon juice is high in Vitamin C concentration, milk has important nutrients that can revitalize the skin, adding honey will make the composition of paste applicable on skin. All three ingredients must be mixed together and applied on the skin for a perfect whitening mask .
5. Gram Flour and Yogurt
Gram flour is immensely used by the people who are prone to acne breakouts as it has antimicrobial properties. Yogurt is rich in probiotics which protect the skin. You can mix the ingredients and simply apply to the skin.
6. Pumpkin Mask
Pumpkin contains important vitamins for skin; Vitamin A and C. It is a reservoir of antioxidants and acids that have exfoliating capabilities. The pumpkin puree can be mixed with milk and applied on the skin for a fresh brightened skin.
7. Citrus fruits
Citric acid, that is present in various fruits, has natural bleaching capacities. The juice can be applied directly or can be mixed with another agent if you have sensitive skin.
8. Potato Juice
Potato juice is rich in Vitamin C, it also acts as a natural bleaching agent. The juice is mixed with yogurt to get a fine paste and is usually applied to get rid of skin tanning and under eye dark circles.
9. Rice Flour And Milk Mask
Rice flour has widely been used in the subcontinent for skin whitening, it protects the skin and has anti-aging properties. It is mixed with milk to get a mask that works wonders.
10. Aloe Vera And Rice Flour Scrub
Aloe Vera is hailed as a solution for all skin problems, the vital characteristics of rice flour can be combined with it for better skin rejuvenation, hydration and whitening.
11. Applying Sandalwood
Sandalwood has components that restrict the activity of tyrosinase, that has a role in melanin production. Fine powder of sandalwood is available in markets, it is applied by mixing it with milk to achieve a fair looking skin.