June 10, 2009

Skin Bleaching: A Natural Process for Skin Whitening

Posted in Category : Beauty

Products for whitening the skin are available in plenty. While there are many chemical and supposedly natural types of bleach that are available on the market, a natural bleach for the face, which is made at home, is the safest. Keep in mind though that natural bleaches are not as powerful as the chemical ones, so if your problem is severe, you may need to consult a dermatologist.

Homemade Bleaches

Using a homemade bleach can help lighten the overall appearance of your skin. To make a natural bleach for your face, you will require a cup of milk. The milk should be raw. Bring the milk to a boil and let it cool. When the milk is cooled, the fat content in the milk will form a layer on the surface. Take out this layer and put it in a bowl. You could also use fresh cream that is available in the market. Add a punch of turmeric powder to this. Also add in a little lemon juice and mix well. Your homemade face bleach is now ready. Morning is the best time to use a homemade bleach. Apply the bleach evenly over your entire face. Using your ring finger rub the bleach in a circular manner.  Let it remain for around 10 minutes. You can then wash it off. Use this homemade bleach every day till you notice a visible difference.

Natural Skin Whitening

When looking out for fairness products at home, the most useful and effective ingredients are turmeric, lime juice, and honey. They are known as natural bleaching agents. They can increase your skin tone quality and reduce blemishes and pigmentation. However, it is important to use them daily. One of the effective natural skin bleaching home remedies involves mixing one teaspoon of milk with some homemade turmeric paste. When you apply it regularly once each day, it will help clear the skin and give it a glow.

There are many other home remedies for whitening the skin. It should be noted that one remedy may not work for all skin types; nonetheless, using natural ingredients to lighten the skin is usually a less harmful way of doing things. Using natural products also prevents the risk of burning or scarring.

  • Orange peels are considered very effective to whiten the skin. To use them, you need to put them out in the sun to dry, powder them, and keep them in an airtight container for storage. You can use a few teaspoons of the powder and mix them with curd or milk. Let the paste remain on the face for around 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm or cold water.
  • You can also use gram flour for skin whitening. To use it, you need to add some milk cream and a few drops of lime juice to two tablespoons of gram flour. Make it into a paste. You could also add a little turmeric powder. Apply the mixture to your face, and wash it off after 15 minutes.
  • Using tomato for bleaching is also an excellent option. You can mix a few drops of lime juice to some tomato puree and apply the mixture to your face. You should do this every day for 15 days to see visible effects.

Keep in mind that natural remedies are milder and often take long for the results to show. If your problem is severe or worsening, it is best to consult a dermatologist for advice.


  1. Nico Smit, Jana Vicanova and Stan Pavel, The Hunt for Natural Skin Whitening Agents, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(12)