Scrub a dub time, let’s whiten up this tub! No, I’m not talking about giving your bathtub a good cleaning. I’m thinking more along the lines of a natural skin lightening cream you can use in the bath!
Skin lightening vitamins and foods are all well and good, but it’s time to work on your skin from the outside in. There are several things you can use on your skin to moisturize and whiten. All you have to do is make your own little bath cream.
The following natural skin lightening creams that you can use in your bath are great because they do more than lighten your skin.
Some of these ingredients help exfoliate your skin which helps regenerate your skin cells. This is important because cellular turnover encourages skin to shed dark pigmented spots and freckles that can taint your perfect skin.
Other ingredients included are Mother Nature’s very own bleaching agents. Unlike chemical bleaching agents that harm your skin and dry it out, these ones will not. Dry skin is obviously not the look we’re going for here; supple, run-your-hands-all-over-it skin is what we’re really after.
Even more of the ingredients in this bath cream will soothe and hydrate you. So no more wasting time, let’s get to the good stuff. Here are a few of my favourite recipes!
The Best Natural Skin Lightening Cream Recipes
Coconut Milk, Lemon and Honey
Lemon is a great natural bleaching agent. One of the best. In fact, back in my mama’s day it was often used to make their locks legally blonde! Hell, who am I kidding? I also used it to bring out a few blonde streaks back in my tween years. After all, I had seventh graders to impress!
But I digress.
To fix this body bath cream up you will need:
- 1 cup freshly pressed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup organic honey
From there all you need to do is mix all of your ingredients together in a medium-sized bottle. Shake the shit out of it, to mix it all up.
Once it’s properly combined, hop in the bath and rub your new bath cream all over your skin. If you have darker skin or sun spots in certain areas spend a little more time rubbing in your bath cream.
Let it soak in for 10 minutes then rinse it off. Continue this process 3-4 times weekly for best results.
Orange Peels and Yogurt
This next natural skin lightening cream recipe is best for your face, unless you want to spend hours on end drying orange peels and crushing them into powder form.
You will need:
- 2 dried oranges (to make 1 tablespoon of powdered orange peel) *
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened yogurt
*The peels can be dried by placing them in the sun. Wait till the peels are crusty and all the moisture has been sucked dry.
Once you have your ingredients, simply mix together both ingredients until they form a paste. Apply this paste all over your face and neck (your body if you decided to quadruple the recipe!) and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and repeat every other day.
Good news, this recipe also works to banish blackheads. Orange you glad I shared this with you? *wink*
Milk and Turmeric
This is super simple because all you need is:
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of turmeric
From there you just stir it into a paste and apply all over. Leave this mix for 30 minutes then rinse of for whiter skin.
Turmeric has actually been used by Indian women as a herbal cosmetic for years. It’s also been used to cure other skin ailments and issues. That’s a pretty versatile spice, wouldn’t you say?
Of course, while each of these creams are effective in lightening and brightening your skin, sometimes you just want to amp things up a little and cut down the wait time. I get it.
With that being said, if you are eager to see results sooner than later, check out Meladerm. It’s a potent skin lightening treatment that will not only lighten your skin but will help to erase dark spots and even out your overall skin tone. Best of all, it won’t ravage your skin. Holla!
Til’ next time, beauties. Mwah!