The Down Low on Skin Whitening

01/21/2017

You have seen this before - just minutes after you clean your car or furniture, it begins to gather dust again. So, if you want to keep the surface bright and shiny, you must clean it regularly. The same thing goes for your skin. Skin whitening tips yield satisfactory results only when you use them regularly over a period of four to six weeks. So, while choosing tips to follow, choose the ones that are easy to do on a daily basis. Here are some options for you to get started.

First, make sure your body gets enough micronutrients because lack of minerals and vitamins makes your skin looks dull. The best way to do this is to include fresh fruit and vegetable juices in your diet. So, start your day with a tall glass of juice. To get the maximum nutritional benefit from the juice, drink it along with the pulp.

Next, use a facemask twice a week. While your dietary intake improves your skin tone indirectly, face masks work in a more direct manner. Here's a simple recipe. Mix one tablespoon of powdered orange peel with one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the paste on your skin. After letting the paste rest on your face for 20 minutes, wash it off with warm water. Repeat the treatment twice or thrice a week. Do the treatment during the night to avoid sun exposure.

Lastly, if certain parts of your skin are darker than the surrounding skin, you can use lemon juice to lighten the dark areas. Here's what you need to do. Cut a lemon into halves or quarters and spread the juice on the affected region. Then, leave the juice there for 30 minutes. After that, wash it away with lukewarm water. Again, do this treatment during the night to avoid exposure to sunlight. To prevent the juice from running and dripping, use a cotton ball to dab it in the affected part.

By following these simple skin whitening tips, you will get a lighter and healthier skin with relative ease. However, before you try any of these treatments, you should do a patch test. To perform a patch test, apply the treatment to a small part of your skin. If the patch doesn't display any unfavorable reactions, you can safely apply the treatment to the rest of your skin.