Everyone dreams of having a skin that looks flawless and also has a shining tone. Here are some natural remedies which you can use in order to lighten the skin tone that has gone dark due to suntan, marks or pigmentation and get a skin that looks straight out of a tv commercial. These mostly make use of certain kitchen ingredients commonly used in households!

DIY Skin Lightening Facial Mask and Everyday Beauty Tips
DIY Skin Lightening Facial Mask and Everyday Beauty Tips

Potato And Yoghurt Mask

Things you will need:

 Raw Potato  1
 Plain yoghurt  1 Tsp

Procedure:

  1. Take 1 raw potato and peel it. Cut it into pieces.
  2. Toss these pieces into a blender and blend. If the mix seems too thick, add in a little distilled water.
  3. Take it in a bowl and add 1 Tsp of yoghurt in it.
  4. Stir the mixture in order to make a paste.
  5. Apply it onto your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes.
  6. Rinse your face with warm and pat the skin dry.
  7. Wipe the area with a clean towel to make it dry and finish by applying a moisturizer.

Use this remedy 3-4 times in a week for best results.

Dark skin, tan and dullness can make the skin look appear dark overall, and potato is an excellent ingredient to lighten this darkness easily. It contains starch and also natural bleaching properties which contribute in lightening the skin.

Watermelon And Cucumber

Things you will need:

 Watermelon  1 tbsp
 Cucumber  1 tbsp

Procedure:

  1. Take 1 small piece of watermelon, deseed it and squeeze its juice out by passing it through a strainer.
  2. Use a small piece of cucumber, chop it and blend in a blender.
  3. Take a small container and mix the watermelon juice and pulp with juiced cucumber.
  4. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser and pat the skin dry.
  5. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with cold water and pat the skin dry.
  7. Finish with a moisturizer.

Repeat this remedy once in a week for best results.

Watermelon and cucumber both are excellent ingredients when it comes to hydrating the skin and repairing the damage as well. When it comes to a dark skin, cucumber and watermelon have properties which can turn it lighter in shade while also bringing about a glow within the skin.

Baking Soda Treatment

Things you will need:

 Baking Soda  2 tbsp
 Water  2 tbsp
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Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 tbsp of baking soda and 2 tbsp of water in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well in order to make a paste.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off using warm water, pat the skin dry and finish with an oil-free moisturizer.

Repeat this remedy thrice in one week.

Baking Soda contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which helps in keeping the skin away from bacteria that cause the dead skin cells which clog the pores and make it look dark. It also work on acne, cleanses pores and also washes away impurities from the skin.

Gram Flour, Raw Milk And Turmeric Mask

Things you will need:

 Gram Flour  3 Tsp
 Raw Milk  2 Tsp
 Turmeric  1 Tsp

Procedure:

  1. Take a glass bowl, add 3 Tsp of gram flour, 2 Tsp of raw milk and 1 tbsp of turmeric in it.
  2. Mix them well to make a fine paste out of it.
  3. Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser and pat the skin dry.
  4. Apply this paste onto your face using a brush and leave it for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water and pat the skin dry.

Use this remedy 1 time every week for best results.

Turmeric contains antimicrobial properties which kills the bacteria that lets the dead skin cells settle on the skin. It is also a lightening agent which treats the skin pigmentation. Gram flour is an excellent scrub which exfoliates the skin and remove all kinds of impurities from the skin which make the face appear dull.

Rose Water, Saffron And Aloe Serum

Things you will need:

 Rose Water  2-3 tbsp
 Saffron  2-3 Pinch
 Aloe Vera Gel  3 tbsp
 Almond oil  1 Tsp
 Vitamin E Capsule  2
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Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of rose water, 2-3 pinch of saffron, 3 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 1 Tsp of almond oil and puncture-squeeze the oil from vitamin E capsules in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well in order to make a paste out of it.
  3. Set it aside and cleanse your face using a mild cleanser. Pat the skin dry.
  4. Apply this serum onto your face and massage till the skin absorbs it completely.
  5. You can seal it using a moisturizer.

Use this serum every night before going to sleep.

Using this mask every night will help in brightening and lightening the skin. Saffron gives a natural reddish tone to make the face look blushy. Aloe hydrates the skin and vitamin E oil repair the skin damage which make it appear dark.

Neem, Rose And Lemon Mask

Things you will need:

 Neem Leaves Paste  2 Tsp
 Rose Water  2 Tsp
 Lemon Juice  1 Tsp

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl, add 2 Tsp of neem leaves paste, 2 Tsp of rose water and 1 Tsp of lemon juice in it.
  2. Mix all the ingredients really well in order to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Apply this mask on your face as well as the neck.
  4. Leave it on till it dries and finally rinse it off using cold water.
  5. Use a gel-based moisturizer to finish.

Use this remedy twice in a week to see effective lightening difference on your skin tone.

Rose water contains properties which helps in balancing the pH and evening the skin tone. Lemon juice contains bleaching properties which helps in lightening the skin while neem works on bacteria that causes acne and makes the skin appear dull and dark.

Lime Juice And Tomato Face Mask

Things you will need:

 Tomato  1/2
 Lemon Juice  1/2 Tsp
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Procedure:

  1. Take half a tomato, peel it and cut it in a few small slices.
  2. Toss the tomato into a blender and blend it into a paste.
  3. Strain it using cheesecloth in a bowl and add 1/2 Tso of lemon juice to it. Mix well.
  4. Apply the concoction on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse your face using cold water and pat the skin dry.
  6. Finish by applying moisturizer.

Repeat this treatment once in a week.

Tomato and lemon, both contain bleaching properties which work on lightening the skin gently. Tomato also helps in reducing open pores to protect the skin from all kinds of damage. The mask also contains astringent properties which helps in brightening a dull skin.



Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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