5 Amazing Natural Bleaches For Fairer Skin

To lighten the freckles, dark spots or tan, we often use skin bleaching products. However, in our effort to get fair and flawless skin we end damaging the skin. Although, chemical bleaching seems to help in the short-run, prolonged use of these products are associated with serious side effects that not only cause skin problems but can also affect your health. Fortunately, there are a number of natural alternatives to chemical bleaches that are safe for your skin and health. Furthermore, you can prepare the chemical-free bleaching products on your own with natural ingredients, a number of which are available in your kitchen. For chemical-free bleaching, try the following natural options.

Here Are The 5 Amazing Natural Bleaches For Fairer Skin:

1. Lime And Lemon Juice

Citric acid present in lime and lemon juice acts as mild skin bleach. It helps in lightening dark circles, freckles and pigmentation. To lighten your complexion, spread the juice of lime or lemon on your face and leave it for half an hour[1]. You can make a skin bleaching toner by combining juice of a lemon or lime with three ounces of witch hazel. If you have sensitive skin, to avoid irritation, dilute the lemon or lime juice or mix it with glycerin and then apply it to the pigmented areas of your skin.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is known for its gentle bleaching property. Spread unflavored yogurt on the pigmented area and leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse off[2]. You may not get instant result but with regular application, you will notice improvement in your skin tone. For better result, consider combining a teaspoon each of plain yogurt and honey.

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3. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is another excellent source of lactic acid. Hence, it is suitable for bleaching the skin. At least once a day, apply buttermilk to the pigmented areas on your skin. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse. For faster and better result, add two tablespoons of white wine to ¼-cup of buttermilk and apply the mixture to the darkened areas[3].

4. Tomato Juice

Rubbing fresh tomato juice on the freckles helps in fading the darkened areas on the skin. The citric acid rich tomato juice acts as natural bleach[4].

5. Horseradish

Horseradish is used traditionally for bleaching the skin. Mix a teaspoon of grated horseradish and six tablespoons of buttermilk[5]. Spread the mixture on the pigmented area and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. You can also prepare natural skin bleach by soaking grated horseradish in lemon juice or vinegar.

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