Ethnicity and genes mainly influence the skin’s colour. Exposure to pollutants such as smog, dust, smoke, and microbial organisms can make it can lose its natural colour and glow. Long-term exposure to the sun leads to dulling, tanning and darkening of the skin. There are many methods that are applied by women to restore its glow. Some of these methods might be effective but they are not safe.
Some of the common methods used include chemical bleach treatments and natural products. The chemical methods are known for giving the body an instant fairness, but they are not safe especially for the delicate or sensitive skin. Bleaching of the body is a very harsh process, and it can lead to permanent damage. There are many products that are used in bleaching the body naturally. The use of natural bleaches is considered to be very safe. Some of the common ingredients used in lightening the skin include yogurt, lemon, oatmeal, and honey.
Lemons have an acidic property that makes them effective natural bleaching agents. They are also loaded with vitamin C which promotes the growth of new cells. Also, it has essential antioxidants that enhance the complexion. Its Juice is dabbed on the face using a cotton ball. Pure lemon is known for producing a stinging feeling. It should, therefore, be diluted with refreshing rose water. Cold water is used to rinse it off after some time. The citric acid found in lemon is helpful in bleaching the upper layer of the skin by removing all spots, scars, and blemishes.
This product is used on the body skin to restore its lost fairness. It was widely applied by the Indian girls on the wedding day for them to look special. You can bleach your skin by applying a mixture of honey and powdered turmeric all over the face. This product is helpful in lowering the levels of melanin in the skin thereby brightening up the skin.
Yogurt skin lightening
This is another effective bleaching agent. For impressive results, you should use its mask regularly. A smooth mask is prepared by mixing jam flour with yogurt. You should apply the mask obtained on the face and then leave it to dry. This product has a calming effect that makes it effective in removing dead skin and suntan.
An oatmeal mask is used as an excellent bleaching agent. Oatmeal helps in exfoliating the skin by removing the old cells. Removing the old and dead cells is the best way of encouraging the growth of new cells that brightens and lightens the skin.