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6 Natural Skin Bleachers To Lighten Your Skin Tone

By Kumutha

From ageing, hormonal imbalance, medication to UV damage, there can be several reasons why your skin is slowly but steadily becoming dark. And skin-whitening products, no matter what they claim to be, are not safe. Hence, what you need are natural skin bleachers.
The natural ingredients we are going to explore, in this article to lighten skin, have powerful bleaching properties, which will suppress the melanin production and in turn reduce pigmentation.

Your skin's condition is not merely dependent on what you apply, but also on what you eat and how you treat your skin.

Stop touching your skin constantly, avoid chocking your skin pores with chemical-based products, use skin-safe light cleansers and the most important hydrate your system.

Apply a sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out, avoid direct exposure to sunlight between 10 am and 12 noon, and DO NOT cover your face with a scarf for added protection.
Bacteria and dirt from outside get trapped on to your scarf, which when rubbed against your skin can cause irritation!

So, here are some of the natural tricks on how to lighten skin tone at home, check them out.



Orange has citric acid and vitamin C, which are natural skin bleachers.
How It Works
• Take one tablespoon of ground orange peel powder, and mix it with milk, until you get a smooth paste.
• Apply it evenly through your neck and face.
• Wait till it dries and then wash it clean.
• Follow this skin-whitening Ayurvedic remedy every day for best results.



Turmeric has natural antioxidants that detoxify the skin and remove tan.

How It Works
• Mix a teaspoon of turmeric with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt into a smooth paste.
• Apply a thin coat through your neck and face.
• Leave it to dry for 30 minutes and then rinse it clean.



Papaya has vitamins A, C, and enzymes, which promote skin regeneration and lighten the skin tone.
How It Works
• Smash a ripe papaya into smooth pulp, and add in a teaspoon of lemon juice.
• Apply it to wet face, let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it clean.
• It is one of the safest ways to bleach skin naturally.



Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamin C and antibacterial properties, which is like a boon to your skin. From reducing fine lines, lightening skin tone and tightening skin, amla can do it all!
How It Works
• Take 1 teaspoon of amla juice and mix it with a tablespoon of honey.
• Take a cotton ball, immerse it into the solution, squeeze out the excess and gently dab it on to your skin.
• Let it sit till it dries, before washing it clean.
• Apply this natural ingredient for lighter skin tone every night before going to bed, for best results.



Radish has skin-lightening properties that can lighten, brighten and tighten skin in a week!
How It Works
• Grate radish, extract its juice.
• Apply it on to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.



Yogurt has lactic acid, which removes skin impurities, exfoliates the skin, and unclogs the pores, which in turn can make the skin appear fairer.
How It Works
• Apply plain yogurt every night before going to bed.
• Allow it to sit on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it clean.
• Use this natural skin bleacher every day for best results.

Story first published: Friday, September 9, 2016, 21:05 [IST]
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