Saturday, February 26, 2011

How To Whiten Skin

Natural Formulas

  • Orange peel contains an essential oil and vitamins that are effective in skin whitening. To use, dry orange peels in the sun. When they are fully dry, grind them using a food processor or blender until they form a powder. Mix enough milk with the powder to form a paste. Apply this to your face until it dries. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow this regimen until desired results are achieved. Potatoes also contain natural bleaching agents. Apply potato juice to your skin daily to reduce pigmentation. You can also take a handful of almonds and soak them in water overnight. Peel them, and make them into a paste with a little honey. Apply this to your skin, allow to dry and then rinse. The almond masque whitens skin and gives your complexion a youthful glow. Some models apply lemon juice to portions of their skin they would like to whiten. The acid in lemon juice lightens the skin. Apply the juice of a lemon or a slice of lemon to the entire face or to skin discolorations. Leave the juice on the skin for five minutes, and rinse. The lemon juice remedy may be the cheapest way to naturally whiten the skin.

  • Exfoliation and Water

  • Weekly exfoliation can also help to whiten skin. Store-bought exfoliation creams are available, or you can make your own. For example, oatmeal, a teaspoon of brown sugar and milk formed into a paste is a great-smelling and effective remedy. Sometimes the skin can become discolored because the body is dehydrated. You might be surprised what drinking plenty of water can do for your complexion.

  • Use Lemon Juice

  • Lemon juice has been a folk remedy for treating age spots and freckles for a long time. This homemade skin whitener is safe and natural. The citric acid in lemons act as a mild acid that exfoliates or removes the epidermis or top skin layer. By removing the dead skin cells, excess oil and dirt, the lemon juice can better penetrate the skin and fade the discolored areas. The skin renews itself faster after the surface of the epidermis is removed. When the new skin reaches the surface, it is less discolored. Squeeze a fresh lemon or buy a bottle of the juice. Apply the lemon juice to the hyper-pigmented areas with a cotton ball. You can apply lemon juice a few times a day. Results will be seen within a few weeks.

  • Use Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Hydrogen peroxide is a popular bleaching substance. Many hair coloring kits and teeth-whitening products have hydrogen peroxide as one of the main ingredients. Hydrogen peroxide has many uses (such as a disinfectant) so many homes already have a bottle of peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide sold in drug stores is in a dark-colored bottle because sunlight and artificial light lessens its potency. Use a cotton ball to apply a small amount of the peroxide to the areas you want to lighten in color. As with lemon juice, you can apply hydrogen peroxide a few times a day.

  • Use Buttermilk

  • Buttermilk is also recommended to fade discolored areas and lighten skin. The lactic acid in buttermilk works in a way similar to citric acid. The lactic acid exfoliates the epidermis and helps to fade the age spots or scars. Buttermilk can be applied to the skin and used as a facial. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm mater. You can have a buttermilk facial a few times a week.

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