Skin Brightening: 10 Best Remedies For Glowing Skin

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Clean and spotless skin is a dream for every person. Not only girls but boys too struggle a lot to get clear spotless skin. It is a constant struggle which starts in our teen years and goes a long way with us. Sometimes, it is all related to our puberty hormones and sometimes, there are other health issues too that do not let our skin stay fair and flawless.

If you suffer from skin tanning, pigmentation and acne issues, you definitely need to see these remedies that work for the mentioned skin conditions. Having fair skin is not what one should aim for, having a perfectly healthy and clear skin is what is important. To have clear and bright skin, it is important that you focus on natural remedies rather than using chemicals and steroid based products.

Here is what you can do to have clear skin without using any steroids:

1. Tomato

Tomato has an ingredient named as lycopene which works to protect us against the sun and also, helps to reduce sun tan very quickly. This ingredient not only helps us to get rid of tan but also, it works against the acne too.

How To Use:
To use tomato on the face, make a pulp of it and mix it with a little bit of lemon juice. Apply this to the face and keep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

2. Lemon

When it comes to skin lightening, lemon is the best ingredient. Lemon is really effective and it proves to be the most effective thing to use on your skin. It will help us to reduce the dark spots and blemishes on the skin.

How To Use:
The best way to use lemon on the skin is to cut it into two halves and rub one half onto your skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off with cool water. It is important to remember that you can not step out in the sun immediately after using lemon on your skin.

3. Yogurt

Yoghurt is another good ingredient to use on your skin which works very effective to lighten and clear up your skin.

How To Use:
Using yoghurt on our face is very easy, make a paste of two teaspoons of plain yoghurt, one teaspoon of honey and mix these to make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash this mask off with cold water. Follow this procedure frequently and you will notice the difference as your skin will look bright and fresh.

4. Multani Mud

Multani mud is a great natural ingredient that is very frequently and widely used by women to achieve flawless and bright skin. Using Multani mud on a skin which is acne-prone, will leave it feeling great as Multani mud soaks up oils. It is rich with minerals like lime, alumina and iron oxides that help to give a fair complexion and healthy glowing skin naturally.

How To Use:
Mix 1-2 teaspoon Multani mud with water or milk, whatever suits your skin. Make a paste and apply to your skin. Wash it off when you feel it is drying up.

5. Rosewater

Rosewater acts as a perfect toner for our skin. It makes our skin soft and also tightens your pores at the same time. Rosewater is the best thing to apply to soothe irritated skin.

How To Use:
Either spray it directly to your face after washing it or, you can add rose water to any homemade face pack and use it.

6. Turmeric

It won’t be wrong if we say that. turmeric is one of the best home remedies for fair skin as it works like magic on your skin to make it glow.

How To Use:
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with three teaspoons of lime juice and apply all over your skin. Let it sit on your skin for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.

7. Egg Face Mask

Egg not only works to give us a brighter skin but also, it can take out all those irritating blackheads.

How To Use:
Keep beating the egg unless it gets fluffy and then apply it on your face using a face brush. Wait till it dries off completely and then wash off with cool water. Add a little bit of juice if you can not tolerate the pungent smell of the eggs.

8. Gram Flour

Gram flour (besan) is another wonderful ingredient to keep give our skin a radiant look. Use a besan pack on your skin will also work as a great exfoliant. It will work as a scrub and will exfoliate your skin gently without scratching or irritating it.

How To Use:
Just add two tablespoons of besan, add water and make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it to dry completely. Then wash your skin with warm water.

9. Oranges

Oranges are known to be highly beneficial for the skin as they are rich sources of vitamin C. Oranges can help brighten the skin by acting as a lightening agent.

How to use: Apply orange juice to your skin for an even skin tone. You may also add orange juice to your diet to extract its benefits.

10. Cucumber

Extracts of cucumber are highly useful for skincare. Being a good source of antioxidants and vitamins A and C, cucumber extracts can help in skin hydration. They also help to alleviate irritation and inflammation. Additionally, cucumber extracts inhibit melanin synthesis and sebum secretion. Cucumber can help lighten the skin by making it firm and supple due to its collagen-binding action. It also helps in cooling the skin and it can be used on all skin types.

How to use: Grate a cucumber and apply the juice to your skin.

Important Note From The Writer

Focusing on clear skin and flawless skin is always better than focusing on fair skin. It is important to always feel good in your own skin tone and to undergo medical procedures for skin lightening. Using chemical or steroid based whiteners can leave you will permanent unseen troubles which can not be solved easily. Feel good as you are and focus on getting clean and clear skin rather than fair skin.

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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