There are many ways to naturally whiten ones skin. We have taken the liberty to summarise the 6 most effective natural methods of skin whitening. It's important to note that going the natural route will not produce as rapid results as using skin lightening products like kojic acid soap or papaya soap.
A classic skin whitening ingredient, and common in many skin lightening soaps. However, the papaya fruit can be used on its own to lighten the skin. There are a few methods to use the papaya fruit for skin whitening.
It can be eaten or applied on the face as a mask. Simply mix some papaya pulp with lemon juice. Rub it on the face for roughly 30 minutes before washing it off.
Alternatively, you can massage the papaya peels on your face, hands, elbows and knees. Massage the papaya peel gently into the skin and rinse off after 15 to 30 minutes.
Yogurt is often overlooked as an effective to whiten the skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is an excellent skin lightener. Simply rub some plain yogurt on your face and let t settle for about 25 minutes before washing it off with luke warm water. Yogurt and honey also work very together as a skin whitening solution.
Lemons are one of the most efficacious skin lightening ingredients. The best way to utilize a lemon for skin whitening is to cut it into wedges and rub it on your skin in circular motions.
Do this until you can feel your whole face is sufficiently covered with a thin layer of lemon juice. Leave the lemon juice on your face for about 30 minutes, after which you should wash it off with luke warm water. Remember that lemons dry out the skin, so we recommend that you use a moisturizing lotion afterwards.
Honey is adept at hydrating the skin whilst maintaining your existing skin tone. Royal jelly, which is what bee's secrete, can also be used to treat hyperpigmentation. One study found that royal jelly which is soluble in water obtained in South-East Asia was a potential candidate to treat skin hyperpigmentation.
Turmeric inhibits the production of melanin in the skin. Arguably, turmeric is one of the oldest skin whiteners ever to be used, dating back centuries. It also goes by the name of Curcumin, which is a part of turmeric itself. Curcumin in fact, is meant to be a more effective skin whitener that Turmeric itself. In addition to skin whitening it is also used in toothpastes, soaps, and painkiller medicine.
Oatmeal contains saponin which is well known for removing toxins from the skin. These toxins that can often lead to skin discoloration. Oatneal is also an excellent natural exfoliant for the skin. It has lipids and proteins in it, which serve to nourish and moisturize the skin. They also neutralize the effect of free radicals which are responsible for causing damage.
The anti inflammatory properties of oatmeal help to fend off acne, and it also improves skins elasticity. Oatmeal has amino acids in it, which can lighten marks, skin discoloration and dark spots.
Zinc deficiency can often result in dry and dull skin which causes the skin to look darker. Oatmeal contains a fairly large proportion of zinc making it an ideal ingredient for skin lightening.
There are an assortment of different natural methods for skin whitening. Too many to mention in this blog post in fact. We cherry picked what our experts at Sublime Skin Lab consider to be the most effective. Remember, that most natural ingredients will in most cases not produce the same results as products such soaps, creams and lotions which are primarily designed for skin lightening.