3 Safe Ways to Naturally Whiten Or Lightening Your Skin

3 Safe Ways to Naturally Whiten Or Lightening Your Skin

Onhealthmeup.com - Most women wish to continually look stunning with white skin, light and healthy. The dark and uninteresting skin may be caused by overexposure to the sun, environmental pollution, a medical condition, dry skin, stress, poor way decisions, and prolonged use of the chemical-based cosmetic product.

Many people push to attain honest and perfect skin. The market is flooded with tons of skin-lightening creams and lotions. However such product has harmful chemicals which will ultimately harm your skin. You can save yourself a while and cash by exploitation natural remedies that may effectively brighten and lighten your skin complexion.

Therefore here I will share tips on how to whiten skin effectively and safely. Starting with daily skin care that you can do at home, using whitening products also natural or traditional product apply mostly to Indonesian women :

1. How to Whiten Your Skin with Daily Treatment

Using Sunscreen Lotion. 

Did you know that exposing your skin to direct sunlight can cause many problems, redness spot or black and even increase the risk of skin cancer? Apply sunscreen lotion with high Sun Protection Factor (SPF), indoor or outdoor activity such as sunbathing.

Clean Your Skin Regularly. 

Cleaning the skin as simple as washing your face, do twice a day, morning and evening. It is important to remove dirt and oil, in order to look clean and healthy.

In addition, the skin also needs to be moistened with products that match your skin type. If you have oily or sensitive skin, use the lotion thinly, while for those who have very dry skin can use lotions with a thicker spread.

Drink Enough and Eat Healthy Food 

Drinking enough water and eating healthy foods does not necessarily make the skin white as well, but this will help the skin to rejuvenate itself more optimally and quickly. When the skin renews itself, the pigmented layer (blacks) will fade faster and be replaced with new, brighter and healthier skin. Drinking more water boost up the process, so you need to drink between six and eight glasses a day.
A healthy diet also helps to keep skin looking fresh, brighter and healthier by providing needed vitamins and nutrients. Eat more fruits and vegetables (especially those containing vitamins A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E) from processed products and high-calorie foods.

Quit smoking. 

Everyone knows that smoking has bad effects on health, but not everyone realizes that cigarettes can also damage the skin. This happens because of the faster-aging process of aging. Cigarettes also prevent blood flow to the face causing it to become pale.

2. Using Skin Lightening Products

Skin Lightening Cream. There are tons of skin whitening cream products. They work by reducing skin melanin.  Choose products that contain effective skin whitening ingredients such as kojic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, vitamin C or arbutin. These products tend to be quite safe to use, but be sure to follow the directions on the packaging and stop immediately if the skin has a bad reaction such as burning, redness, and itching.

(!) Do not use a skin-whitening cream containing mercury. Because of this cause cancer.

Applying Retinoids. 

Retinoid creams made from Vitamin A can effectively brighten the skin and whiten the skin through exfoliation and accelerate cell turnover. In addition, retinoids are also very effective to smooth the wrinkles, making skin look brighter, clear and able to avoid acne. But be careful, the retinoid cream can cause dry skin, redness and peel at the beginning of its use, but these symptoms will disappear after the skin began to be used. Retinoids also make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, so it's best to use at night and be sure to wash it clean in the morning and use sunscreen during the day.

(!) Use retinoids can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription

Chemical Peeling (Skin Clinic Treatment). 

This method proves effective to whiten skin quickly and make it bright and healthy. How it works is by lifting the upper skin layer and dead skin cells leaving a new skin that is healthier and brighter. This procedure uses an acidic substance (such as alpha hydroxy acid) applied to the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. It causes a sensation of tingling, pain or a sense of heat on the skin, this often causes the skin to look red or swollen for several days afterward.

Microdermabrasion (Skin Clinic Treatment). 

Microdermabrasion is a good alternative choice for those whose skin is sensitive to acids and creams as I explained previously. This procedure will rub the skin with a micro brush to remove the dull black skin layer and let the skin brighter and fresher.

3. How to Whiten Skin with Natural And Traditional Treatment

Lemon juice. 

The citric acid in lemon juice can be useful as a natural skin bleach that can be used to help brighten the skin. Here's how to apply :

  • Squeeze the orange split into half a glass of clean water. 
  • Dip the cotton ball in the liquid and wipe it on the face, or any skin that wants to bleach. 
  • Wait for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Do not expose to sunlight when using lemon juice on the face.
  • Rinse with clean water and use a moisturizer to reduce the effects of drying the skin due to lemon juice. 
  • Repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times a week (no more) for best results.


Turmeric is known as one of the medicinal plants for thousands of years ago but it can also be used to whiten skin. Turmeric is believed to inhibit the production of melanin, thus preventing skin turning dark.

  • Mix turmeric with a few drops of olive oil. 
  • Apply the mixture on the skin using a soft circular motion. This will help to exfoliate the skin. 
  • Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing. 
  • Repeat this treatment once or twice a week for best results.

Raw Potato

Raw potatoes are believed to whiten the skin, due to its high vitamin C benefit to brighten your skin :

  • Simply cut the raw potatoes in half, then rub the potatoes on the skin you want to brighten. 
  • Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing. 
  • Repeat this treatment several times a week to get good results. If there are no potatoes you can use tomatoes or cucumbers, as both also have a high vitamin C content.

Aloe vera. 

Jelly Aloe vera is a substance that can help to moisturize the skin, brighten and helps skin rejuvenation. Take one aloe vera leaf then break and apply the gel to your skin. Because aloe vera is very soft so you don't need to rinse, but you can choose to rinse later.

Coconut water. 

Some people claim that coconut water is an effective skin bleach and also makes skin supple and smooth. Dip the cotton ball in coconut water and rub it on the skin. Coconut water is very natural and soft, so you don't need to rinse. You can also drink pure coconut water to increase hydration and increase the intake of some important minerals.


In addition to having many health benefits for the body as a whole, according to some dermatologists, papaya can also be used to tighten and brighten the skin. Because papaya fruit is rich in Vitamins, A, E, and C, papaya also contains alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), anti-aging skin.

Cut the papaya into a half, then remove the seeds. Add half a cup of water and puree the papaya. Place the finely ground papaya flesh in a small container. Store in refrigerator. Apply to skin three times a week for the best results.

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January 31, 2018
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