Exposing your skin to the sun will activate the production of melanin. This substance will make your skin look darker but can also cause discoloration or sun spots. Wrinkles and other marks can also appear because of sun exposure. The best way to get an even complexion and make sun spots disappear is to use a natural skin lightener.
Skin lightening creams usually contain harsh chemicals. You can get good results by using creams but these products might irritate your skin. Natural skin lighteners will help you achieve the results you wanted without making your skin dry or causing breakouts. You can find natural skin lightening products in beauty stores or create your own homemade skin lighteners with a few simple ingredients.
Lemon juice is one of the most efficient natural skin lightening agents. Lemon contains citric acid, a substance that will make your skin look lighter and feel smoother. Extract juice from a lemon and dip a small cotton ball in it. You can dilute the juice with some water if your skin gets easily irritated.
Apply the juice to your skin and wait for at least fifteen minutes before rinsing. Make sure you use a good moisturizer afterwards since lemon juice can cause your skin to become dry. You should start seeing results after a couple of weeks but do not use lemon juice for more than three weeks at a time.
Turmeric is an excellent skin lightener for black skin. This Indian spice has been used for centuries as a natural skin lightener. Turmeric can make your skin lighter by reducing the amount of melanin produced by your skin cells. You can expose your skin to the sun after applying turmeric without worrying about getting a tan or sun spots.
Turmeric is more efficient if you create a paste with other ingredients. You can for instance mix turmeric powder with a few drops of olive oil and some chickpea flour. Mix these ingredients until you get a thick paste and apply it like a mask. Wait fifteen to twenty minutes before rinsing. Use this homemade remedy once or twice a week and you will see results after a couple of weeks. Turmeric can give a slight yellow tint to your skin but it should disappear a few minutes after you rinsed the paste from your skin.
Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C and can be used to bleach your skin. Vitamin C is a very mild bleaching agent so you will not have to worry about irritating your skin. Cut a raw potato and rub it on your skin. Wait fifteen minutes before rinsing the potato juice from your skin.
You can use this treatment several times a week as long as the potato juice does not irritate your skin. You can also apply a cut tomato or cucumber slices to your skin since they are both rich in Vitamin C.
If you need to get rid of discoloration and lighten your skin, aloe vera is a great choice. This plants contains a gel that soothes the skin and promotes the production of new skin cells. New cells replace the old ones that are filled with melanin, which makes your skin looks lighter and feel smoother. You can lighten your skin with an aloe vera leaf.
Once you break a leaf, a thick gel will come out. Apply this gel to your skin. You can leave the gel for as long as you want since aloe vera does not irritate the skin. You can leave the gel on your skin all day long if you want to hydrate your skin or choose to rinse it after a few minutes if you do not want your skin to feel sticky.
Coconut water can lighten your skin and make it softer. All you have to do is open a coconut, dip a cotton ball on the coconut water and apply it on your skin. Coconut water should be gentle enough that you do not need to rinse it off.
Coconut water is rich in vitamins and minerals your skin needs. Your skin should look lighter and feel more supple if you use coconut water on a regular basis.
Exfoliating your skin with sugar is a great way to make your complexion lighter. Exfoliating helps eliminate old skin cells and new cells are pushed to the surface. The new cells have not been exposed to the sun yet and have a low melanin content. You should exfoliate your skin every other day to make your skin lighter and prevent your pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells.
There are plenty of exfoliating creams available on the market but you can gently exfoliate your skin with some sugar. Apply sugar on your wet skin and rub with gentle circular motions for a few minutes. Spend more times on sun spots and areas where your skin is discolored because of the sun.
These different natural remedies will help you lighten your skin. Even though there are plenty of lightening skin care products for black skin, these creams can be irritating and might not yield good results. It is best to use natural remedies that are less harsh for your skin.
You can get excellent results from these natural remedies as long as you use them on a regular basis. You should also make an effort to avoid exposing your skin to sun rays, for instance by applying sun screen and wearing protective clothing.