Everybody dreams of having super smooth and evenly-toned skin with a natural, sun kissed glow. Unfortunately, quite a few reasons can lead to uneven skin tone, which results in both an unhealthy and tired-looking complexion.
A combination of all of these can leave you skin discoloured, dark, patchy, dry and dull.Unless you take the necessary steps to rectify discolouration, pigmentation can be very stubborn and difficult to get rid of.
Spending insane amounts of money on microdermabrasion and glycolic peels can not only leave a hole in your pocket but also over load your skin with chemicals. The results too are only for a short duration and you may have to go in for repeat treatments.
In such cases isn’t it much simpler to prevent discoloration by taking necessary steps at home? You can enjoy the benefits of these simple at-home tips within the comfort of your home. The added bonus is that your skin enjoys the richness of natural home-made products.
Aloe Vera Juice
Gently apply aloe vera juice or gel on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Aloe vera contains mucilaginous polysaccharides that can effectively lighten dark spots.
The Goodness Of Milk
Cleanse your face every morning with cotton wool dipped into milk. Milk will adequately clean your face and remove superficial dirt and grime. It will also and discolouration effectively.
Honey, Milk And Almond Paste
Crush a few almonds in the grinder. To this add a table spoon of honey. Wet it sufficiently with milk to form a thick paste. Apply this paste liberally on your face. Allow to dry and wash off. Honey helps to even out the skin tone and also has soothing properties. The milk acts as a whitening agent.
Turmeric Powder and Milk
Make a paste of 5 tablespoons of turmeric powder in 10 tablespoons of milk and apply it all over your face. Gently massage your face and wash it off with warm water after 20 minutes.
You can also rub a bit of lime juice on your face with the help of cotton. This will initially lead to a burning sensation but lime juice acts as a bleaching agent and considerably reduces discolouration and dark spots.
Apply the pulp of an avocado, papaya or cucumber all over your face and wash off. Fruit packs are great for a soft, supple and glowing skin.
Since it is made of milk, yogurt also contains lactic acid which has bleaching properties.
Add a few drops of lemon juice and 1 spoon of oatmealAdd yogurt to this mix to make a thick paste, apply this paste to darkened skin.Keep it on for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off with tap water.
Tomato is known for removing sun tans. If your kin has become dark and discoloured after a day out in the sun, simply apply the pulp of a tomato all over your affected area. Do this daily for 2-3 months to see good results.
Take the rind of an orange and grind it to form a smooth powder. Dissolve it in curd and apply it evenly on your face. Watch your skin glow.
Baking soda is not the only natural ingredient you can use to exfoliate your skin in a healthy way. This will not only help you achieve a lovely and even skin tone, but it will also leave your skin silky smooth. This home remedy works very well in two ways, by mixing oatmeal with another ingredient: