Many women across the world seek to lighten their skin through a variety of methods. Whether you want to whiten your entire body or merely even out some dark areas, there are many ways to achieve a brighter skin tone. Some of the skin whitening methods are dangerous and others are natural, but most have the result of brightening dull skin or evening out a mottled complexion. Age spots, liver spots and sun damage can all wreak havoc on skin color, so you should apply sunscreen daily to prevent future damage. To treat uneven skin, lemon works very well as a mild bleaching agent.
Things You'll Need
Gather together a lemon, cucumber and one tablespoon of tumeric. Peel the lemon and place it in a food processor or blender along with the cucumber and turmeric.
Spread the mixture over the areas of skin you wish to lighten and leave it on for about half an hour, making sure you avoid the sensitive eye area. Lemons are natural bleaching agents and cucumbers help soften the skin. Another side effect of lemons is that they help slough off dead skin cells that may make your complexion look dull and mottled.
Wash the mixture off completely and pat your face dry. Repeat the procedure twice daily for faster results. You may start to notice lighter skin within a week.
Maintain your lighter skin by applying sunscreen every day. Sunscreen helps prevent a variety of skin ailments, including spots, tan lines, freckles, and skin cancer.
You can use straight lemon juice on your skin in a pinch, but make sure the area is not freshly shaved or irritated.
References and ResourcesSkin-whitening-product.com: Homemade Skin Bleach Tips
Whiterskin.com: Current Trends in Skin Lightening Ingredients
SkinCareBlog.org: Squeeze Some Lemon Juice on Your Skin