Home remedies for skin lightening

Finding hundreds of creams in the market is possible if you want to buy a cream for skin lightening. Since, maximum ladies have an aim of getting lighter skin tone, they are constantly searching for the skin whitening and lightening product that suites them the best. But, do those skin lightening creams really work?  Even if they work, don’t they have any side effects? Ladies are also very afraid about the side effects which are quite likely to take place with harsh chemicals available in the market.

Even the harsh chemicals can be quite expensive as well. But, you can now get an economy solution of getting a fairer skin tone. You can easily get natural glow in your skin with this natural skin remedy. Since the natural home remedies are readily available at your home, you don’t need to spend extra penny from your pocket. Along with whitening your skin, you can also get a natural glow. You can also boost up the hydration and glow in your skin with the help of these homemade natural remedies. You can easily get a natural looking skin with the effective home remedies available at your kitchen.

Effective homemade skin lightening remedy

Oatmeal, tomato and yogurt mask

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These three ingredients are very commonly available at home. But there is a procedure of making this mask. For this, you need to take a container and add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal to it. Now add one teaspoon of tomato juice as well as yogurt of the same quantity to it. Mix all these ingredients really well apply to your skin which is clean previously. Leave the mask for a period of 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.


Yogurt used in this mask has a mild bleaching effect which is really amazing in keeping your blemishes away and leaving your skin supple and moisturized. Oatmeal is a wonderful exfoliates for any type of skin. Even tomato juices works wonderfully in lightening of your skin naturally. It works as both mask as well as scrub where oatmeal will remove your dead skin.  This pack works well in removing sun tan as well.

Potato facial mask

The ingredients required here are potato pulp or in a juice form. Cut potatoes, smash them and apply the juice over your face and other skin parts where too much tan is visible. Keep the juices for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it away after that with cold water.  This mask is very effective if you have tan skin.

Orange rind facial mask

Orange is a citrus fruit which has natural acidic properties. These acidic properties work really well when it comes to skin whitening factors.  You need juts two ingredients in order to make this recipe: Orange rind and raw milk. If you don’t have orange as it is available only in winter season, you can easily go for lemon rinds as lemon is also having acidic properties.


First of all take out orange rind or lemon zest and take them in grinder to get it in a powdered form. This lemon dust must be kept in a dry container. Dip a spoon of such dust in milk and make a thick pack out of it. Apply it over the affected area. After sometime, wash it away with the warm water.  After this, you need to apply a cool toner. This works effectively in eradicating darkness from your skin and face.

Turmeric facial mask

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Turmeric was regarded as wonderful ingredient that brings beauty and brightness in every lady. Even it is very old and very well trusted tips to get skin whitened. Even in Indian wedding, there is a ritual where both bride and bridegrooms are asked to take bath after applying turmeric paste. This is done to bring glow and fairness in both the couple just before marriage.


The turmeric pack which we are going to discuss includes the ingredients:

  • Raw milk
  • Besan
  • Turmeric
  • sandalwood

Take a container and add 1 teaspoon of turmeric in it. Even add besan and raw milk to make a paste out of it. You can also add sandalwood powder to the mixture. Now mix it well and apply it over your face. Remember not to apply this pack dry completely. As soon as you feel stretches apply little milk or water and massage your face so that the dryness gets away. Do this for 20 minutes and then wash it away with plain water.

Yogurt and dried orange peels

First of all you need to dry the orange peels which you have extracted from orange under the sun. You need to dry the peels in such a way that all the moisturizing elements is gone and the peel becomes crisp and dry. The next step will be grinding the orange peels and get it in powdered form. Now make a paste of 1 teaspoon of this powder with that of a spoon full of yogurt in order to get a paste. You must apply this mixture over your clean skin and keep for a period of 15 to 20 minutes. There after you can rinse it off.


People having blemishes and spots over their skin can use this. This will also remove blackheads from every corner of your skin as soon as you massage the mask in a circular direction.

Lemon and honey

The ingredients you required over here include 1 teaspoon of honey, lemon juice and milk. Mix all these ingredients really well. Keep it for a period of 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it away. Your skin will really become very soft after applying this mask. Brightness and glow on your skin will also remain for long.

Lemon juice facial mask

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This is a very easy process where you need only fresh lemon.  You can either squeeze lemon juice and apply it over the affected area or cut the peel of lemon and rub it over the dark spots where you wish to get a wonderful and fair looking skin.  Since it contains natural acid, your skin will automatically become lighter if you leave the juice for sometime over your face. You need to wash it away with cold water after 15 to 20 minutes.

You must be cautious not to move out in sun after applying lemon mask as lemon is very photosensitive and has natural bleach. You must always wait for 5 to 8 hours before getting out in sun. Even if you go out in scorching sun, taking umbrella will be required.  You should also apply good quality sunscreen for 20 minutes.