ALL men and women witness youth with a soft and bright looking skin, it’s only when we start ageing that skin starts to look dull and dark. Most people’s complexion goes a shade darker in 30s and if you to are experiencing this phenomenon then it’s time to head to your kitchen and try out some simple home remedies to lighten the skin naturally.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects skin against sun damage. Also, it makes the skin less sensitive to UV rays that cause skin to darken. They also contain a high amount of vitamin C, which is known to brighten skin.
The natural astringent in cucumber can lighten the skin and the vitamin A present in it can control skin’s melanin production. Just grate a cucumber and apply the juice on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off. Repeating this for a month will considerably lighten your dark skin.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is great for bleaching the skin. Leave it on your face for a few minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This also helps get rid of freckles.
Take two spoons of orange pulp and combine it with a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture on your face before you go to sleep and wash it off the next morning.
Darkness is often caused by dry skin and honey helps lighten as well as moisturise the skin. Apply it on the face for ten minutes, then wash off with warm water. This also helps remove the dead skin cells and makes your face look brighter in general.