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We all want to have lighter, brighter, and healthier skin. If you want to lighten your skin tone, the method you use to lighten your skin tone matters. Some simple ways can keep your skin brighter. Read on and try the natural ways to lighten skin tone!

#1 Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has been used for a long time to improve skin color and tackle different skin problems. Its acids not only can lightly bleach the skin but also exfoliate the top layer of your skin. it is considered a natural skin lightener. Pure lemon juice can lead to skin irritation, mixing lemon juice with water can also be a natural solution. All you need to do is apply it to your skin by using a cotton ball. Leave it for 15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do it three to four times a week and you will begin to see the result after a month.

freshly squeezed lemon juice in small bowl

#2 Turmeric with Aloe Vera

We all know turmeric is a popular spice. It is also a natural exfoliator that can treat your skin problems. It contains Vitamin C which is good for skin lightening. Aloe vera is a powerful natural ingredient for skin healing, brightening, and anti-aging. Mix half a tablespoon of turmeric with two teaspoons of Aloe Vera as a mixture. Apply it and let it sit for 20-30 minutes, then wash it off. Repeat the process often for the best results.

Drink aloe vera and turmeric. Glass cups on a slate tray.

#3 Cucumber Slices

Cucumber is another natural ingredient that you shouldn’t miss if you want to whiten your skin. Cucumber is one of the best-known home remedies for dealing with eye dark circles. Cut the cucumber into thin pieces and put the slices on your skins for 5-10 minutes. You could get smooth, soft, young-looking, and glowing skin.

cucumber slice

You can also use products that are formulated with skin lightening ingredients to brighten and whiten your body skin, e.g. kojic acid, vitamin C and niacinamide.

#4 Kojic Acid

Kojic acid is naturally derived from certain fermented foods such as soy sauce and Japanese sake, and it can also be made from different types of fungi. It works as a safe and effective skin lightener and brightener that absorbs into the skin.

The science behind how kojic acid works on your skin is that it decreases the production of melanin—Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment in the body that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people.

Tyrosine is needed for the body to produce melanin. While you apply kojic acid to your skin, it blocks tyrosine from forming, and in turn, inhibits the production of melanin. The decrease in melanin production may thus have a lightening effect on the skin.

#5 Vitamin C

Vitamin C acts as a powerful skincare ingredient that helps neutralize free radicals and promote your skin’s collagen production, resulting in brighter, healthier, smoother, and more supple skin.

 #6 Niacinamide

Niacinamide is one of the two major forms of water-soluble vitamin B-3, and the other form is niacin. In general, niacinamide is well known for its ability to build protein, boost hydration, and reduce inflammation in the skin. Topical application of niacinamide helps reduce the signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, rough and dull complexion, and hyperpigmentation. With the boosting of collagen and elastin levels, niacinamide also makes pores shrink visibly by boosting skin elasticity.

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