Most women nowadays want to have a lighter complexion that looks amazing day and night. Unfortunately, only a few are born with flawless skin. Dark spots, imbalanced skin tone, and pigmentation issues can affect your self-confidence. These problems have a variety of causes, from aging to sunburn and genetics. Also, certain cosmetics can affect skin tone and cause blemishes.
We’ve compiled a list of tips to help lighten your skin and keep it blemish-free:
Make Your Own Facial Masks
It’s no secret that some foods are particularly good for the skin. Not to mention that they have a lower price tag than most creams and lotions. For a light, blemish-free complexion, make your own facial masks using yogurt and dried orange peel, tomatoes and oatmeal, raw honey and milk, or turmeric and papaya. Simply mix the ingredients until a thick paste is formed, apply it on your face, and wait at least 15 minutes before washing it off.
Use Gram Flour
Gram flour has natural skin lightening properties. Add one tablespoon into water in a glass jar, mix well, and apply it on your face, neck, or chest. Wait until it dries and then rinse with warm water.
Try Lemon Juice
Rich in citric acid, lemon juice is commonly used for teeth whitening. However, it can also lighten your skin and erase blemishes. All you have to do is to cut a lemon in half and rub it gently on your face. Rinse after 20 minutes. Repeat daily.
Cleanse Your Skin with Milk
Cleopatra used to take milk baths to have flawless skin. Milk contains lipase, a fat-soluble enzyme that reduces sebum production and clears impurities. When used regularly, milk will leave your skin smooth and radiant, fade dark spots, and even skin tone.
Limit Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is one of the causes of blemishes and dark spots. It also accelerates aging, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. UVA and UVB rays also worsen acne and damage skin cells. For a brighter, healthier complexion, avoid exposure to sun.
Include Aloe Vera in Your Beauty Routine
Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for skin blemishes. Depending on your preferences, you can either purchase aloe vera gel, or squeeze the leaves of an aloe vera plant and apply its juice on your face and neck.