Skin lightening treatment need not be an expensive luxury for anyone who wants to look beautiful and attractive. You can make your own facial mask at home to get rid of pigmentation. Following are 8 skin lightening facial mask recipes you can use to get a glowing complexion.
Almond Skin Lightening Facial Mask
You start by soaking 4 almonds overnight in water. Next you grind the almonds and mix them with 2 teaspoons of milk to create a fine paste. You can apply this paste all over your face (but keep clear off your eyes) and leave it for overnight. Rinse it off when you wake up next morning. You do this for 15 consecutive days then only twice a week after.
Aloe Vera Skin Lightening Facial Mask
Aloe vera can help reduce hyper-pigmentation. Regular application of aloe vera can make the skin tone even by reducing the appearance of dark patches. It can also accelerate the process of healing by helping to rebuild damaged tissues.
To make this skin lightening facial mask, you will need 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel and 2 tablespoons finely ground Almonds. You mix and mash all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste.
Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear. Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes.
When it is over 15 minutes, you rinse it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you “seal” your skin to keep the water inside
Lemon Skin Lightening Facial Mask
You will combine 1 teaspoon each of powdered milk, honey and lemon juice with half teaspoon almond oil to create a mask which you can use to lighten dark skin.
You apply this mask all over your skin and let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it. You can use daily or alternately with other skin lightening masks until you reached your desired skin tone.
Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties but it is better to use this mask in the evening because lemon juice can make your skin photosensitive.
Orange Peels Skin Lightening Facial Mask
To make this mask, you will need some dried orange peels. First, peel off 2 fresh oranges and let it dry under the sun then once they are dried, you have to grind them and mix with about half a cup of plain yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt).
You will then apply the mixture onto your skin and let it stay for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. You apply this mask daily or use it alternately with the other masks until desired result is achieved. Another benefit you can get from this mask is that it can help lessen blemishes, scarring and marks.
Pear Skin Lightening Facial Mask
Start by peeling and coring the pear. Cut the pear into small pieces and place them in a small dish. Using a fork, you will mash the pear fruit into a smooth paste. Next, add in half teaspoon of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey) and 1 tablespoon heavy cream.
Spread the mixture evenly over the skin on the face and neck. Let it sit on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse the pear facial mask off with warm water. Follow up with a splash of cool water to close up the skin pores and pat dry with a clean towel.
Pear contains arbutin which prevents the formation of melanin and can dramatically reduce pigmentation.
Potato Skin Lightening Facial Mask
Potatoes contain catecholase, an enzyme that can help to remove black spots on the face and lighten skin tone. To create this skin lightening facial mask you will need half a medium potato, 1 tablespoon rice flour and 1 tablespoon milk.
Grate the potato and squeeze out the juice. Mix it with milk and flour. Add more flour if you want a creamy consistency that will stay on the face or use a face mask sheet to soak up the mixture. Apply to face and wait for 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. Apply moisturizer immediately.
Tomato Skin Lightening Facial Mask
Like lemons, tomatoes have bleaching properties. They are rich in many essential vitamins, including vitamin C. Tomatoes can brighten your skin and absorb excess oil from your face.
You will peel and seed one tomato and mash the pulp with a fork. Combine that with one quarter cup cornmeal, mixing well. Massage onto cleansed skin of face and neck, staying away from the eyes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and then with cool water to close up the skin pores.
Turmeric Skin Lightening Facial Mask
Both turmeric powder and lemon juice are excellent bleaching agents that can lighten your complexion. Turmeric can reduce skin pigmentation and dark spots.
To create this skin lightening facial mask, you mix together 2 teaspoons each of turmeric powder and lemon juice to make a fine paste. Then you apply this paste on your face and keep it there for 15 to 20 minutes, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water first to be followed with cool water.
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