How to Whiten your Skin

Are you trying to find ways on how to whiten your skin? Here is a mix of common home remedies as well as various creams that are quite popular. Remember that it does take time to see results, so if you are hoping to lighten your skin, be patient and give the treatment time to work.


When looking at over the counter remedies on how to whiten your skin, avoid any creams that contain mercury as ingredients will be absorbed through the skin and can cause mercury poisoning. Common ingredients in these creams are hydroquinone or kojic acid which reduce melanin, the pigment that causes skin to darken.

There are numerous home remedies that have not been proven, but seem to work for many. Obvious natural remedies would be avoiding the sun and wearing sun-screen whenever outside, even on cloudy days.

There are numerous possibilities and remedies to experiment with so let’s take a closer look. The homemade Gram Flour Skin Lightening Cream seems to be a popular facial mask. This is especially effective for those that have naturally dry skin.

Simply mix together:

  • 1 TB gram flour
  • 1TB milk cream or olive oil if you don't have milk cream
  • 1/2t honey
  • and a few drops of lemon juice
  • Smooth it over face, wait roughly 20 minutes or until it is dry, wash off, and repeat daily for 3-4 weeks

The gram keeps your sking feeling naturally moisturized but gets rid of any excess oil. This can be applied your your legs and arms as well.

There are many other facial masks which mix honey, coconut water, citric extracts, cucumber, berries, and many other ingredients. Yogurt or yogurt with honey is a common mask that you leave on for 10-15 minutes. The yogurt consists of lactic acid which has bleaching properties.

After taking these creams or doing these masks, make sure to avoid the sun as most of these often dry out the skin making them extremely vulnerable.

If you are worried about any side effects or are looking for a stronger cream, make sure to consult with your dermatologist or doctor first.

Healthy Skin

Overall though while you are trying to come up with ways on how to whiten your skin, the most important thing is making sure your skin is healthy. Keep it hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, getting enough Vitamin C intake which helps strengthen skin, and Vitamin A which keeps the skin healthy, strong, and helps reduce sun damage.

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