The skin is a delicate organ, yet, it has one of the toughest jobs to do. Your face is even more exposed to the elements. And this can lead to discoloration. Cosmetic treatments are expensive, and they can even be harmful. These DIY skin lightening remedies are quite safe, easy to apply at home, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is the first option when it comes to DIY skin lightening treatments. You can use it in combination with other ingredients, or not. The acidic content of the lemon juice is a natural antioxidant. Lemon juice is often used when making jams and preserves, so the fruit keep their rich color.

You can apply the lemon juice using a cotton disk. Then wait for half an hour or so, and wash it off with plenty of water. Make sure to avoid the eyes, or any area of the skin that is damaged. Though lemon isn’t harmful, it can sting quite a lot. You should also avoid using lemon juice if you have very sensitive skin.

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric is also known to be quite efficient when it comes to skin lightening. You can combine [easyazon_link identifier=”B01CRXAYKS” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]powdered turmeric[/easyazon_link] with lemon juice to enhance the effects of both. Or you can combine the powder with hydrating oils, such as olive and coconut oil. You leave this mixture on your face overnight. Using oils instead of lemon juice might make the turmeric mask less effective as a DIY skin lightening method, but it’s a great alternative if you use lemon juice.

Chamomile Infusion

For those of you with very sensitive skin, who still need a skin lightening treatment, a [easyazon_link identifier=”B000E1587K” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]chamomile infusion[/easyazon_link] might be the answer. Chamomile has natural soothing properties that can help reduce redness in the skin.  It also has a mild whitening effect, that makes it a great hair lightener as well. All you have to do is apply the cool infusion on your face, and wait a while for it to work. Ideally, you’ll want to do this outdoors. Sunlight helps activate the natural bleaching properties of the infusion. The chamomile infusion will not be visible, so you don’t have to worry about looking weird.

Honey and Cinnamon

Cinnamon and honey have powerful antiseptic properties. This makes them ideal for dealing with skin discoloration that’s caused by blackspots or acne. Honey is also quite soothing, so not only are getting a thorough facial cleansing, you’re also moisturizing and healing your skin at the same time. Cinnamon, much like lemon juice can cause irritations, so you should first test the mixture on a small patch of skin, and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, you can just use honey without the added cinnamon.

Aloe Vera Gel

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WRN3TBU” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Aloe Vera gel[/easyazon_link] has it all. It’s a natural antiseptic, it has healing properties, and it’s a great daily moisturizer. It’s the perfect DIY skin lightening treatment for people with sensitive skin. often times, the discoloration comes as a result of broken capillaries, or the skin’s tendency to become irritated easily. Aloe Vera helps those capillaries heal, and it also forms a natural barrier for your skin, to protect it against the elements.

What Other DIY Skin Lightening Methods Do You Know?

There’s a lot of trial and error involved in finding the right skin lightening treatment that’s right for you. Have tried any of these remedies above? Or do you have some methods that are not on this list? Consider sharing your experience!

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