My skin is very dark from my family, is there a way I can get lighter skin?

Dark skin is usual passed down through heredity. However, some people develop dark skin with exposure to the sun. Since you have mentioned that the other family members are dark, heredity is responsible for your dark skin. You can try several home remedies to lighten your skin effectively. However you should remember that you will have to continue these home remedies over a long period of time, in order for them to effectively lighten the tone of your skin.

Lemon juice is a good way to bleach your skin. You can apply pure lemon juice on your face and neck and leave this on overnight. Over a period of time, the application of lemon juice will help your skin look lighter. You can also use milk cream on your skin. Beat up a tablespoon of thick cream and add a pinch of turmeric to this. Apply on your face and neck and let it dry. You can wash it off a little later. Chickpea flour is another effective remedy for lightening skin. Mix a tablespoon of the flour with a pinch of turmeric and a tiny amount of milk. Make a thick paste and apply on your face, hands and neck. As it dries you will feel your skin tighten. You can use a small amount of water to rub off the paste.

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