What do you do when your skin is dull or filled with patches of discoloration? Instead of heading to your dermatologist, go to your kitchen and try some DIY skin-boosting recipes.
With skin lightening treatments becoming such a trend in recent years, many people have started finding ways to lighten their skin at home, without using harmful chemical products. But there are so many DIY skin-lightening recipes on the internet, it’s not always easy to know exactly which ones to choose for best results. Here are five of the best ones for skin that glows.
Lemon, Cucumber and Turmeric – When You Need To Banish Dark Spots
Lemon is a great source of Vitamin C, which is important when you want to lighten your skin because this vitamin is a natural lightening agent. When combined with other healthy ingredients, such as cucumber and turmeric, it becomes even more powerful.
Cucumber soothes skin, which is great if you’re battling with inflammation or sunburn, while turmeric is a natural pigmentation remedy. It’s also great for reducing a suntan quickly and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Mix together equal parts of cucumber juice and lemon juice. Add a sprinkle of turmeric, then apply the mixture to your face as a mask. Sit with it for half an hour before washing it off with warm water. Use it regularly to eliminate dark spots.
Yogurt, Coconut Milk and Honey – To Boost An Even Skin Tone When You Have Sensitive Skin
If your skin is sensitive, you want to skip the lemon for something gentle. This recipe is great for eliminating pigmentation and giving you a glowing complexion. The yogurt contains lactic acid that gently exfoliates your skin so it can be smoother and reflect the light better, while coconut milk is rich in Vitamin C to lighten your skin. Honey is a great skin moisturizer, leaving you with softer skin.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of yogurt with 1/2 a teaspoon each of honey and coconut milk. Apply it to your face every day for one hour and then wash it off.
Brown sugar, Milk and Vanilla – Fast Scrub For Gorgeous Skin
To get gorgeously luminous skin you need to exfoliate at least once a week. You can make your own delicious exfoliating scrub that’s great to banish dryness and pigmentation with brown sugar, milk and vanilla extract. The sugar and milk both work to exfoliate your skin, while the vanilla gives you soft skin and a great scent.
Mix together two parts milk with one part brown sugar. Add in a few drops of vanilla extract. When you step into the shower, wet your skin and then gently scrub this mixture on your skin in circular motions. After your shower, always finish with a moisturizer to lock in that softness.
Tomato, Honey and Sugar – Reverse Sun Damage
UV rays can cause wrinkles and pigmentation. But you can erase them! You’ll need antioxidants that fight free radicals and keep your skin looking youthful. Sounds complicated but all you need is to mix together a tomato, a bit of brown sugar and a dash of honey. Leave it on your skin for five minutes, then wash it off.
Tomato is contains lycopene, an antioxidant that fights free radicals, while sugar exfoliates your skin and honey keeps your skin hydrated. This is important for youthful skin because when your skin is dry, it becomes dull and makes signs of ageing more pronounced.
Basil Leaves – When You’re In Need of Quick Radiance
Basil leaves not only smell amazing but they’re great for boosting blood circulation to the skin. When more oxygen and nutrients in the blood reach the surface of the skin, skin can repair damage and glows with health.
Grab three tablespoons of dried basil leaves anda cup of boiling water. Crush the dried leaves and mix them into the water. Leave it to cool down. Strain the leaves, put the liquid into a spray bottle and spray it all over your skin. You should do this every day, especially if you have acne-prone skin as basil is a natural antiseptic.
With some DIY skincare recipes you can be your own dermatologist! For a healthy and vibrant complexion, use ingredients from your kitchen and easily achieve skin that glows.