Causes Of Dark Skin
Dark skin can be hereditary or caused by overexposure to sunlight, chemicals in the air or in some skin products, dry skin, too much stress, and less-than-healthy lifestyle choices. Whatever the reason for your skin being dark, this article can help.
If you follow the treatments listed in the article you can lighten your skin without the use of harsh chemicals and without having to buy expensive skin care products. This article will also give home remedies on what you can do to prevent your skin from getting darker. If you want to lighten your skin, then pay attention to these natural remedies.
Top 10 Natural Home Remedies To Lighten Your Skin
Potatoes contain a type of natural bleach that isn’t harmful to your skin. If you have scattered dark spots on your body, then you may want to cut a potato into thin slices and hold them on your dark spots for about ten minutes per spot.
If large parts of your body, or your whole body is too dark for your liking, then it may be easier to juice a potato and use that. Once you have the potato juiced, wash yourself with the juices like you should with any other body washes. Let the juice soak in for at least ten minutes before you take a rinse it off. It is best to try this home remedy for fair skin before a shower or bath.
Lemons, or lemon juice, is a natural remedy that can help to lighten your skin. The acid in the lemon can effectively rub off dead skin, helping healthier and lighter skin to show more. Take some lemon juice and wash your dark spots, or your whole body, with it. Let the juice sit in for at least ten minutes before you rinse it off. You may want to shower and put on moisturizer after doing this.
#3. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another type of natural bleaching agent. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water, enough to cover your dark spots or body, so that they make a sort of paste. Rub this paste on your body and let it dry for at least ten minutes. When the time is up, you should take a warm shower to effectively get all of the baking soda off of you.
#4. Aloe Vera
Sometimes darker skin is caused by dryness, and Aloe Vera is a type of natural moisturizer. You can get Aloe Vera gel from a bottle, usually sold next to sunscreen, or you can get the gel directly from an Aloe Vera plant. If you want to lighten your whole body, then I would recommend buying a bottle instead of a plant. Rub the gel onto your dark spots at least twice a day, everyday, until your skin reaches the lightness that you desire.
#5. Shea Butter
Shea butter is a common ingredient in many moisturizers, so it can be used as a moisturizer on its own. If you are allergic to nuts, you may not want to use it. Shea is a type of nut, and even though it does not affect everyone with a nut allergic, it may still irritate your skin. Like Aloe Vera, rub the shea butter on your dark spots at least twice a day, everyday, to get smooth skin.
#6. Plain Yogurt
Yogurt contains many ingredients that can nourish your skin, and it also has a non-harmful acid in it that can help to naturally bleach your skin and make your skin less oily. Rub plain yogurt on your dark spots, and let it sit for a few minutes. When the time is up, rinse it off with cool water. Do this at least once a week until you reach your desired skin color.
Honey can also help to moisturize skin while also naturally bleaching it. Rub some honey on your dark spots and let it sit for a few minutes. It is best to do this at least once a day. Adding this to your morning routine is a great way to look fresher in the morning.
Since too much stress can cause your skin to become darker, it’s a good idea to find ways to stay relaxed, and find ways to become relaxed if you are already stressed. You may want to try yoga, reading, listening to music, or even just finding a quiet spot and lighting candles.
Along with protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, sunscreen can also prevent you from getting a tan. If your skin is already too dark for your liking, then the last thing you probably want to do is tan. Remember to put on sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher, before you go out on a sunny day. Wearing large hats can also help.
#10. Don’t Use Bleach
Whatever you do, never use chemical bleach. The kind of bleach that is usually used for cleaning is extremely harmful to your skin. Avoiding getting this on your skin when cleaning, and definitely don’t put it on your skin on purpose. No matter what anyone says, using cleaning bleach on your skin is highly dangerous.
Hopefully these natural home remedies can help to get your skin lighter and keep it that way.