How to do Skin Whitening at home- 8 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Every woman desires a flawless skin and if you are one among the dreamers of fair and radiant skin then you have landed yourself on the desired platform. Tested many fairness creams, but you are only left with empty pockets?  There are so many cosmetic products available which claim to make you fair instantly but I doubt how can cream bring a change in your skin tone instantly?

If you have a darker complexion, do an amalgamation of chemicals make you fair overnight? No, that does not seem practical and working. And when you can improve your complexion for 2 shades brighter at home then who will be interested in visiting for expensive treatments?

There are so many ingredients that can help you in reducing the dark spots and treat skin discoloration caused by sunburns or chlorination. Baking soda, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, turmeric, honey and apple cider vinegar are few of the best and easy-to-use treatments for skin lightening.

Aloe Vera for fair skin

Aloesin present in the herb accelerates the tyrosinase activity and this leads to a balanced melanin production. Not only just skin whitening, it works effectively well on pigmented and sunburnt skin. Take a fresh Aloe Vera steam and dissect it to extract the gel out from the herb. Using a spoon take out the gel and apply it directly to the affected area. Leave it to dry naturally and rinse off with normal water. Use thrice a week for better results!

Aloe Vera for Skin

Oat Meal and Tomato Juice Mask

Oatmeal makes a natural exfoliating product and Tomato juice is effective in treating your darker skin tone. Prepare a paste using Oat Meal and Tomato juice, mix the two ingredients well.  Rub this paste on the affected area in mild circular motions. Let it rest for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. You will be freed from the dead skin cells leaving a healthy glow on your face. Repeat the treatment every alternate day to obtain maximum results.

Oats for Fair Skin

Cucumber Mask

Looking for natural tips to whiten your skin overnight? Try Cucumber! Cucumber is one of the most commonly used ingredients when it comes to skin treatments. The soothing effect of the cucumbers relaxes the tired skin cells. Peel a normally sized cucumber and blends it to prepare a consistent paste. Apply all over the face and rinse your face after 30 minutes. This is a great remedy to treat dark spots and pigmentation.

Cucumber and Lemon for Skin

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the ancient remedies to make your skin smooth and spots free. It not only offers benefits on consumption but also provides radiance when applied directly to the skin. Coconut oil works deep down the layers of skin to make it look more glowing and nourished. Simply wash your face with your regular cleanser and use a cotton ball to apply coconut oil. Massage the oil on your face for 5 minutes and wash your face after 20 minutes. Use this remedy every day to get the fairness glow. People with oily skin should avoid this as you may develop pimples.

Coconut Oil

Milk and Lemon Mix

Milk is a natural cleanser and moisturizer which not only rejuvenates the skin cells but also accelerates the process of new cell formation. Lemon is beneficial for its bleaching effects on the skin. Soak a sliced lemon in half cup of milk for 20 minutes then apply the leftover mixture over the area to be whitened. Let it rest for the whole night and wash your face in the morning. Repeat the process every night till you get the desired results.

Milk and Lemon Mask

Almond Face Pack

Almonds are rich sources of essential oils which make your skin healthy; dieticians suggest consuming 4-5 almonds every day to maintain your facial glow. Almonds work efficiently well on dark spots and dry skin giving your skin the plum glow. Soak 7-8 almonds overnight and peel them in the morning. Grind the almonds perfectly well to form a consistent paste, add a half tablespoon of honey to the grinded mixture. You face mask is ready, apply for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Almond Face Pack

Licorice Root Extract

Licorice can be called as a beneficial solution to many skin problems including eczema and psoriasis. The component called Gabridin slows down the production of Melanin, resulting in a fairer tone. If you have dark spots or pigmented skin then this is the best solution that you can try rather than spending in beauty salons. Boil some Licorice root and let it cool down for some time. Strain the extract and allow it to rest on your skin overnight. Finally, wash with fresh water in the morning.

Licorice Root for Fair Skin

Mulberry Extract Mask

Pigmentation and dark patches on the skin is a result of the excess production of melanin. Tyrosinase activity maintains the melanin synthesis. Mulberry Extracts contains flavonoids which inhibit the process of melanin formation. Hence, apply Mulberry extract directly on the skin affected and let it rest overnight and rinse off with water in morning.

Mulberry Extract for Fair Skin

All the remedies offered are effective to lighten your skin tone up to two shades but the most important thing is that you must have to be patient trying these remedies at home. See nothing works as a magic wand and that’s the reality of any of the home remedies. Natural treatments take their own time, give them a shot, they actually are slow wonders.


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