Natural Ways To Lighten Skin Tone

Some people are continually wishing to get fairer and lighten skin. Yes, there are numerous skin whitening creams in the market that might help however these creams are nothing more than a dip made from chemicals that might bleach our skin and damage the outer layer of our dermis. It would be better is to opt for a safer and more affordable way of skin whitening.

For those who want to achieve healthy skin with even skin tone the natural way, here are some remedies that can help.

Potato Juice

Potatoes contain an enzyme called ‘catecholase’ which helps to brighten skin and get rid of dark spots. Aside from this, it is also loaded dietary antioxidant, vitamins C, B1, B3, and B6 and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus which all makes it an amazing skin-loving ingredient.

Its vitamin C content helps in boosting collagen production which in turn helps in maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. Meanwhile, zinc works by protecting and healing damaged tissues.

Use potato by peeling and cutting it into inch-sized pieces. Rub the pieces on the areas that we want to lighten, so the juice is spread onto our skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash using water.
We can also grate the potato, squeeze out the juice, then apply it with the help of a cotton pad.


Turmeric is known for its numerous medicinal qualities. This bright-colored spice is a natural exfoliator and contains vitamin C which can help repair damages caused by free radicals and reduce face pigmentation, thus making it good for skin discoloration.

Make a paste by mixing 1/2 tablespoon turmeric with 2 teaspoons Aloe Vera and then apply on the concerned area. Leave on for 30 minutes before washing it off. Achieve the best results by doing this for a couple of weeks.

Also, the power of turmeric mixed with the natural bleaching power of lime juice will make for an effective whitener. This remedy simply requires us to mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with three tablespoons of lime juice to form a thick paste. Apply evenly to the face or desired area.

Papaya And Oatmeal

Papaya is considered to be an ultimate skin whitening agent. When combined with oatmeal, it can give us a lighter complexion and add a glow to our skin. The oatmeal acts as a gentle exfoliant, improves our skin’s health by efficiently removing dead cells from the top layers of the skin and unclogs the pores, preventing the formation of acne.

Simply blend a slice of papaya with two tsp of whole oats in a mixer. Wash the face clean and gently scrub the mixture on it. Leave it on for twenty minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water and pat dry. Repeat twice a month for the best results.

Ripe papaya can also be mixed with cucumber to help remove a tan. Grated watermelon, pineapple, and apple can also be added for more benefits.