Many persons struggle with dark patches of skin and various levels of pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Such issues can exist to varying degrees and result in a person feeling self-conscious and lacking confidence. As a result the desire to whiten or lighten the skin comes to the fore. The needs therein are different and goals are perceived differently from one individual to the next. For example, some persons are okay with using chemicals and pharmaceuticals (which may or may not be very harsh), as well as invasive procedures like surgery to get the job done. On the other hand, there are those who prefer to use the natural, non-invasive options that are comparatively gentle on the skin while producing the desired results.
Natural Skin Whitening Tips And Products
There are a myriad of natural (organic) skin whitening options available that you can choose from, and this can sometimes be confusing. As such, we have done the hard work for you and taking the guess work out of deciphering which natural products may be best. In this blog, we share some of the best options we have found to help you reach your goals. Here is is a list of our best natural skin whitening tips to get you started:
– One of the best, most affordable and easy to find skin whitener available is milk. Yes, you read that correctly. Milk and its byproducts such as yogurt and buttermilk can be topically applied to the skin to help lighten the affected areas. The active ingredient in milk and these other dairy products is lactic acid and is the main whitening ingredient. Lactic acid lightens pigmented skin over time with continued and consistent use. Importantly, the results of using milk (or even commercial milk-based skin whiteners) are permanent, but must be used over time. Results last, but are not instant.
– Freshly squeeze lime juice is a great way to not only lighten dark areas of the skin, but also to exfoliate those areas. Importantly though, because lime juice can be drying, it is recommended that it be paired with almond oil. Almond oil is also an effective natural skin whitener as well, and it helps to moisturize the skin, keeping it supple and soft. There is also no need to worry about blocking up pores with the use of almond oil. This will simply not happen as the oil is non-comedogenic.
– Even though, they are not skin whitening agents directly, some of our favorite salad foods – in particular cucumbers and tomatoes – are great at helping to get you the even, glowing complexion. The juice in tomato is quickly absorbed through the skin and is rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that help keep skin young and looking fresh. Cucumbers are relaxing and help keep the skin cool. Wherever or whenever applied to the skin, Cucumbers begin to effectively remove impurities from the pores of the skin. This leaves your pores clear and clean, and skin looking rejuvenated. To apply cucumber or tomatoes to the skin, simply slice them and place them directly on the affected areas.