*this is a guest post from Grace*
There are many people who wish to lighten their skin but aren’t quite sure how without ravaging their skin. Some people have said that isn’t possible, however there a few things – 10, to be exact! – you can do to help lighten your skin to the shade you desire.
And best of all, they come from Mother Nature herself!
10 Ways to Lighten Your Skin
Avoid Direct Sunlight
As you know, if you’re in the sun for too long you will eventually get a tan; a tan you might not want. Sunlight can damage your skin and if you’re trying to lighten it, being in direct sunlight will not help that cause.
Do yourself a favour and slap on the SPF, grab an umbrella or search for some shade.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water will hydrate your skin, make you look radiant, healthy and in some cases, it can lighten your skin.
Water is essential for your body. It hydrates your skin and keeps your skin from drying out and cracking. Some of the best ways to hydrate your skin are to moisturize straight after a bath or shower. That way your pores are more open and better able to absorb the nourishing ingredients.
Organic Papaya Soap
Papaya soap is used by many people to lighten their skin because of the active enzyme it contains called papain. Papaya is also a great natural exfoliator and can brighten up dull, lifeless skin thanks to its vitamins A, C and E content.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
It is known that fruits and vegetables are good for your body and it’s true. They keep you healthy and your skin light and smooth because of the antioxidants they contain. Try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can and watch your skin improve within weeks.
Keep Your Face Clean
Washing your face regularly will reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that can get caught in your pores and make your face lighter and brighter.
There are many different lightening creams that you can purchase – some effective and some that can be very expensive while delivering little results.
To make your own lightening cream, add lemon juice to a bit of yogurt once a day and gently rub into your skin.
Milk can help to lighten your skin and is very good for your overall health. It keeps your bones strong and can also help with whitening your skin.
Pour some milk into a bowl, dip a cloth into the liquid and generously rub it around your face. Milk is known to be a natural skin lightener and can help with whitening your skin gradually.
Taking vitamins that contain Omega 3 such as Grapeseed Extract, Fish Oil or Flaxseed Oil, can be good for your skin while also benefiting your hair and nails.
Take an ordinary lemon and cut it in half. Rub one half gently against your face for 10 – 20 minutes. If you do this frequently, the lemon juice will cleanse your skin and gradually lighten it.
Exfoliating is very important for your skin. Not only does it help to scrub away dead, dry, lifeless skin but it helps to keep your pores free of any bacterial that may build up on your skin, causing it to look dull.
Doing this regularly will make your skin appear brighter and a lot healthier.
Following these tips may take time but eventually your skin will begin to brighten, your complexion will become a lot clearer and, most importantly, you will start to lighten your skin.
Finally you can rid your skin of those unsightly spots and even out the overall tone of your skin.
Do you have any tips on how to lighten your skin? Share them in the comment section below.
This guest post was written by Grace Nolan on behalf of Sienna X, a guest writer specialising in the beauty sector. Sienna X are beauty and tanning specialists who supply sunless tanning products to salons and individuals throughout the UK.