6 Amazing, Natural DIY Skin Whitening Treatments to Lighten Your Skin in a Couple of Weeks

Everyone wants to have the best skin they possibly can. And there are many options for those who want to add a tan and darken their skin. But what if you want to lighten your complexion? Is there anything that can do that? The answer is: Absolutely! These simple, easy, DIY skin whitening treatments will give you beautiful, lighter looking, healthy skin in no time at all!

Potato Juice Skin Whitening Treatment

When most people think of “soothing, skin lightening face mask”, the last thing they think of being the main ingredient is “potato”. After all, how could the simple spud help to give someone beautiful skin? The secret here is all in the vitamins and antioxidants! Potatoes pack a lot of Vitamin C, as well as those all-important antioxidants that keep skin looking beautiful and young. There’s even a mild bleaching agent that also helps to remove dead skin cells, lightening and exfoliating all at once! To make this mask, all that you’ll need is a single potato. Cut the potato into inch-sized pieces, rub on the places that need lightening, then let it sit for 15 or 20 minutes. Then rinse! A word of caution, though: this can be drying. Make sure to moisturize. You can use this mask three times per week.

Pumpkin Skin Whitening Treatment

Yes, pumpkin. What most of us associate with pie, lattes, and jack o’ lanterns. Come to find out, it’s a great option for those who are trying to lighten their skin, or just those looking for a soothing face mask in general. This is because that familiar squat, orange veggie is a veritable powerhouse of everything that you could want in a face mask. It contains a healthy amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both great for skin health. There are also a fair amount of antioxidants and even exfoliating acids, to really get into your skin. And we can’t forget beta-carotene! To make this face mask, you’ll need 2 teaspoons of pumpkin puree, ½ teaspoon of honey, and a ½ teaspoon of milk. Mix all of these ingredients together, then apply to your face. Rinse after 20 minutes, using warm water. Use two to three nights per week.

Citrus and Egg Skin Whitening Treatment

We know, we know. It seems like we’re just pulling things out of our fridge at this point. But this mask does a fantastic job of lightening your skin. That’s because of the ingredients list, and all the good stuff that it has in it! Citric acid, found in the lemon and grapefruit juice, naturally cleanses and bleaches the skin, while also tightening your pores. The egg whites have proteins that have antibacterial properties, keeping your face clean and bright, as well. After all, protecting your skin from infections keeps it brighter and healthier. To start, you’ll need 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of grapefruit juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of sour cream (the regular fat kind, not fat-free). Beat the egg white in a bowl until it’s fluffy. Then, take the sour cream and mix the grapefruit and lemon juice with it. Add to the egg white and mix. Apply to your face, then leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Do this three times a week, at night.

Almond Oil and Banana Skin Whitening Treatment

It sounds good, but this isn’t for eating! This is an amazing mask, perfect for brightening and lightening your complexion. As an added bonus, it smells absolutely fantastic! The secret to this mask is the amount of nutrients found in both the banana and the almond oil. Bananas are high in Vitamin B6, which is famous for producing healthy skin, as well as Vitamin C. Combined, this helps to amp up collagen production, making skin plumper and healthier looking while easing the look of wrinkles. Almond oil is great for skin, too, and has been used to promote skin health for millenia. To make this face mask, you’ll need only two ingredients: 1 ripe banana and 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Mash the banana into a smooth paste, then add in your almond oil, mixing well. Apply this paste to your clean face, and leave on for 20 minutes. Afterwards, wash away with warm water.

Sandalwood Skin Whitening Treatment

This option doesn’t really sound as tasty as the others on this list, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work well! Sandalwood is a really popular ingredient in a lot of skincare products, both those you make yourself and those you can buy pre-made at a store. It has a lot of the properties that you’re going to be looking for in a face mask ingredient. The most important property when it comes to skin lightening is its ability to inhibit the activity of tyrosinase. This reduces the amount of melanin that your skin will produce, stopping it from growing darker and lightening it in one fell swoop. To make this mask, you’ll need 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of almond powder, and milk. Mix together until it forms a smooth paste, then apply to clean skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Moisturize after using. Use this mask 2 or 3 times per week.

Blueberry Face Skin Whitening Treatment

Now we’re back to the yummy-looking face masks! Who doesn’t love the smell of blueberries, right? And combining them with yogurt makes this sound less like a skin lightening face mask, and more like breakfast. But blueberries are great for all sorts of skincare solutions, and that includes skin lightening masks. This is because they pack a lot of antioxidants for such a small package and, as we’ve mentioned, antioxidants are great for promoting healthy, clear skin. To make this mask, you need only a handful of fresh (not frozen!) blueberries and a ½ cup of plain yogurt. (No, buying blueberry yogurt doesn’t make it more convenient.) Crush the blueberries, then blend with the plain yogurt. Mix it well, then apply to your clean face. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do this twice a week, preferably before bed.

No one wants to have a poor complexion. Now, with these easy, simple DIY skin lightening face masks, you can remedy this yourself from the comfort of your own home!

What are your favourite DIY skin whitening treatments?

Stay beautiful!

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