Thursday, October 11, 2012

4 Natural Skin Whitening Recipes with Lemon

Hello Beauties,
Today we are going to discuss about four skin lightening recipes with lemon juice those are very natural on our skin. There are several fairness creams, fairness lotions and fairness serums available in the market today. Many claims to be 'fully' herbal and natural too, but do you think they are natural 100%? Not at all. They would be containing some bases and preservatives to prevent them going bad but these 4 lemon DIY recipes I am going to mention in this post are fresh and moreover, they are natural on skin. Rather than saying these as 'skin whitening recipes' I would like to name these lemon DIYs as skin brightening face packs. Because there is nothing specially beautiful in just having a pale skin. Pale or dusky, tan or dark, if you have a clear, glowing and bright skin, that is beautiful! Find below the top three skin lightening ingredients from your home and make your skin glow naturally!

Skin Lightening Properties of Lemon

Believe it or not, citrus extracts contain great natural skin whitening properties. Lemon juice natural bleaches the skin and fastens the process of dark spot fading, thus giving you a fairer and brighter skin. If you find the lemon juice to be over acidic on your skin, go for sweet lime. Find below these 4 quick fairness recipes with lemon juice for different skin types.

Skin Lightening Lemon Face Pack for Normal Skin
Combine a teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of green gram powder and mix well. Add few drops of rose water to this thick mixture to make a creamy paste. There you're done with your own skin lightening lemon face pack! The green gram powder helps in removing the dead skin cells while the lemon juice work on natural skin lightening. Rose water is added here to calm down the skin.

Skin Lightening Lemon Face Pack for Dry Skin
Using lemon on dry skin is a tricky job. It might dry out your skin more if not used in a proper way with proper base. Combine a teaspoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of honey and put in few drops of fresh lime juice to it. After cleansing your face with a gentle facial clear, apply this thin pack evenly and massage for 2-3 minutes. Then leave on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. The lemon natural brightens the skin and the olive oil helps in preventing skin's moisture loss. Honey is also an excellent natural ingredient to improve skin complexion.

Skin Lightening Lemon Face Pack for Oily Skin
Take a small bowl and add a teaspoon of fullers earth to it. Now pour 2 teaspoons of rose water diluted lemon juice to the fullers earth (In 2:1 ratio) and blend well to make a smooth paste. This face pack effectively cleanses the skin and removes excessive oil production to give you a fresh, bright and matte skin for a long time!

Skin Whitening Lemon Face Pack for Sensitive Skin
While handling lemon in DIY recipes, we should be more careful to use them on sensitive skin types. Lime juice usage may end up in breakouts if just applied directly on to the skin. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon of glycerin with 1/2 a teaspoon of carrot/apple juice. Now combine this liquid with 3-4 drops of lemon juice and your pure skin lightening lemon face pack for sensitive skin is ready. This face pack is comparatively thin but has a same effects on your skin as the other ones. Just layer it up on your clean face and wash away after 15 minutes.

Tidbit: After using your lemon face pack, moisturization is must in all skin types. Choose one recipe above which suits your skin type. Use these natural DIY skin lightening face packs for at least twice in a week to see visible results faster. These recipes also help in clearing out sun tan and dark patches with regular usage. Do not use them if your skin is allergic to lemon.

Do you use lemon juice in your DIY face packs?

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