5 Homemade Packs for Skin Whitening


If you are after a complexion that is lighter, whiter and free of blemishes or discolorations, you do not have to spend a fortune in the salon or on the newest skin care products. Many of the best ways to achieve a fair skin tone lie in some of the all-natural products you may have already in your refrigerator or pantry. Below are five homemade masks that you can whip up right in your own kitchen that will give you a lighter, more balanced and glowing complexion.

Milk Powder and Lemon Juice Face Pack

Ingredients :

  • 2 Tablespoons powdered milk
  • 3-4 Tablespoons lemon juice

Mix these ingredients together in a bowl to form a fine paste. Apply to face with fingertips. Let it set for at least 10-20 minutes before rinsing and patting dry. Regular application of this mask takes advantages of the naturally lightening properties of both lemon and milk to whiten your skin and smooth out its color, as well as being a natural hydrator and astringent.

Oatmeal and Sour Curd Face Mask

Ingredients :

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ sour curd

Soak oatmeal in water overnight. The next morning, grind it into a paste and mix with the sour curd and apply to face for 10-15 minutes. The curd and oatmeal both will do wonders for lightening your complexion, especially with regular use; oatmeal and curd will also both moisturize your skin and help to remove impurities.

Potato Pulp Mask
To make this mask, take a potato and grate it and apply it gently to your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. Like lemon juice and milk, potatoes have naturally bleaching properties which will lighten your skin with regular use. It also is able to give a smooth and polished finish to your skin.

Turmeric and Tomato Face Pack

Ingredients :

  • 4 Tablespoons tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Mix the two ingredients together to form a thin paste and apply to your face. Let it set for at least 10 minutes before rinsing and patting dry. This will not only help to lighten your complexion, the turmeric’s antioxidant properties will help fight signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines and the tomato’s natural astringency will help kill bacteria that causes acne.

Sweet Almond Oil Face Pack
To get the benefits of a sweet almond oil face pack, you can either massage some gently warmed oil onto your face to stimulate circulation and rejuvenate the skin, or you can soak a handful of almonds in water overnight and grind them into a paste the next day, all just a dash of buttermilk for a smooth texture. Apply this mixture to the face and leave on your skin for 10-12 minutes, then rinse. The almond oil will lighten your complexion with regular use, but also nourishes and hydrates it since it is so rich in nutrients.

So, if you are wanting to lighten and whiten your skin as well as keeping it nourished and hydrated, try one of these packs and use it regularly. Your complexion will not only be lighter but your skin will be toned, youthful and moisturized.

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