How to make skin lighter naturally

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There may be a number of reasons why someone may want her skin to look lighter. It may be due to religious or culture beliefs, or it could also be due to the fact that her skin tone is uneven or has tanned only in spots. If you are looking for a natural way to make your skin lighter, read the suggestions below.

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Things you need

  • Lemon
  • Milk powder
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Almond oil
  • Warm water
  • Cold water
  • Tomato juice
  • Oatmeal
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp green papaya
  • 2 tbsp pineapple
  • Packet of unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin juice
  • 1/2 cup of papaya juice
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice

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  1. 1

    Cut a lemon in half. Run the lemon onto your skin, allowing the juice to soak into it. Allow the lemon juice to remain on the skin for 15 minutes, then wash it off using warm water. Repeat the process until the desired effect is achieved.

  2. 2

    Combine a mixture of 1 tsp milk powder, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp almond oil. Apply the mixture to face and allow to set for 15 minutes. Gently rinse off the mixture with warm water. Repeat process until the desired effect is achieved.

  3. 3

    Pour some tomato juice over 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Try to keep the mixture loose enough to apply to face, but not runny enough to fall completely off the face. Apply the mixture to face and allow to set for about 20 minutes. Gently rinse off with cold water. Repeat process until desired effect is achieved.

  4. 4

    Combine 3 tbsp pumpkin juice, 3 tbsp green papaya juice and 2 tbsp pineapple juice. Blend together with a hand blender until it looks like a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and allow it to set for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

  5. 5

    Combine a packet of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup pumpkin juice, 1/2 cup papaya juice and 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Place mixture on low heat but do not allow it to boil. Remove from stove and allow the mixture to cool. You may refrigerate it to speed up the cooling process. Apply to face and allow the mixture to set for 20 minutes. Gently peel off the mixture. Rinse skin with warm water. This mixture will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Tips and warnings

  • Stay out of the sun during its peak times to keep your skin lighter naturally.
  • Using a loofah sponge while bathing will help to remove the dead skin (the darker skin) gently from your body.
  • Never use bleaches or other such cleaning products on your skin. They can do serious harm to your skin, including possibly burning and scarring it.

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