In addition to using skin bleaching creams and gels to lighten your skin, you can also lighten your skin naturally to enhance and speed up the lightening process of your skin. One benefit of using natural means of lightening your skin is that you’re getting the same vitamins and minerals that you would get in regular skin lightening products, and this would especially be beneficial if you ran out of your regular skin bleaching creams or if you currently aren’t able to afford your favorite skin lightening products due to a tight budget. The ingredients you need for natural skin lightening methods can be found right in your kitchen or garden.
One method is to mix some crushed papaya, crushed pineapple and pumpkin in a blender and apply this mixture to your face every night and let sit for twenty minutes. You can also make a milk recipe for lightening your skin by combining a teaspoon of milk powder, two teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of coconut oil and mixing in a paste then applying it to your skin and letting it sit for 15 minutes.
Taking vitamin C supplements while using skin lightening creams are also great for lightening your skin. If you have licorice extract you can add a few teaspoons of water to it and rub it all over your skin to lighten your skin gradually. You should also exfoliate your skin if you want it to be healthier and lighter because this removes dead skin cells that lead to dark patches on your skin. You can take a half cup of brown sugar and a few teaspoons of lemon juice and scrub all over your face then moisturize it with a face lotion such as Ponds or Oil of Olay.
Don’t spend too much time in the sun, use sunscreen when out in the sun, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water as this is good for rejuvenating your skin. Flaxseed oil, grape seed extract and fish oil supplements can be taken in addition to the skin lightening cream for effective results in your skin.
Another thing you can do is combine egg whites and lemon juice to lighten your skin. A homemade facial mask with cucumber juice, tomato juice and sandalwood paste is also a good way for you to lighten skin naturally in addition to using skin lightening creams.
Some other natural ingredients you can use to lighten your skin include alpha hydroxyl acid, kojic acid, glutathione, azelaic acid, nutgrass and mulberry extract. A mixture of lemon juice with honey and oatmeal powder can help lighten your skin as well as a mixture of turmeric, oatmeal powder and lemon juice.