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Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by cnnnigeria: 3:37pm On May 07, 2009
Dark spots, and freckles, and skin-damage - oh my! Looking to lighten your complexion? Every shade of skin is beautiful, but as we grow older our skin tone can change. Freckles may appear, dark spots can arise, and skin may not be as light as it once was. So, if you're still not ready to embrace your dark side, read on for a few natural whitening tips and tricks.

Use Sunblock
One of the easiest ways to stay fair is to use sunblock on a daily basis. Find a moisturizer that includes an SPF of 15 or higher and use it every morning after washing your face. Sunblock not only prevents your skin from getting darker, but also blocks harmful UV rays that can cause cancer and premature aging. Remember your hands when applying sunblock, as they are a prime area for age spots.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating once a week will remove dead skin cells to lighten and brighten your skin. Mix two tablespoons oatmeal and two tablespoons brown sugar with a quarter cup of milk, and stir until a paste forms. Gently scrub your face, rinse, and moisturize.

Make a Mask

A homemade mask is a great way to lighten your skin and a good excuse to kick back on the couch. Try using one once a week. Use one tablespoon of each of the following: sandalwood paste, lemon juice, tomato juice, and cucumber juice. Mix them all together to form a paste. Spread the mixture on your face and wait until it dries. Rinse and moisturize for a natural glow.

Licorice Extract

Licorice extract contains glabridin, a component that acts as a natural skin whitener. Apply a thin layer of the extract morning and evening, after you wash your face and before you moisturize. Licorice extract can be found at any health food store or ordered online. Be sure to store the bottle in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness. Note: test a small amount on the back of your arm before using on your face to be sure you do not have an allergic reaction.

Remember to love your skin no matter what color it is. It's a part of who you are and that's what makes you beautiful and unique.
http://beautyhygiene.blogspot.com
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Sissy3(f): 4:35am On May 08, 2009
SPF and exfoliation are very important for a healthy skin
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by spikedcylinder: 11:47am On May 08, 2009
Natural ways to care for you skin you mean.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by ayeesha(f): 12:04pm On May 08, 2009
where can one get sandal wood to buy?
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Nobody: 2:46pm On May 08, 2009
Exfoliate
Exfoliating once a week will remove dead skin cells to lighten and brighten your skin. Mix two tablespoons oatmeal and two tablespoons brown sugar with a quarter cup of milk, and stir until a paste forms. Gently scrub your face, rinse, and moisturize.

Now the oatmeal that has been in my cupboard for almost a year would be put to good use. grin
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by mohawkchic(f): 1:39am On May 09, 2009
stillwater:

Now the oatmeal that has been in my cupboard for almost a year would be put to good use. grin

~ grin . .Lol Make sure it aint expired tongue ~ On second thoughts,Bet it wouldnt make a difference if it is! grin
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by EyesOpen(f): 8:07am On May 09, 2009
Maybe a silly question, but Why would one want to lighten their skin?
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Sissy3(f): 8:18am On May 09, 2009
EyesOpen:

Maybe a silly question, but Why would one want to lighten their skin?

like Spiky said maybe the poster meant "Natural ways to care for you skin" instead.

if the person has acne scars or hyp. they wanna lighten it/ even out their skin undecided undecided
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by bee22(f): 12:15pm On May 10, 2009
I 4 one want to lighten/brighten my skin because i just got back from service and i was up north 4 a year and believe me whoever invested sunscreen wasn't thinking about Maiduguri sun and i came back to Lagos at least 5shades darker.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Riskie(f): 1:32pm On May 10, 2009
bee22:

I 4 one want to lighten/brighten my skin because i just got back from service and i was up north 4 a year and believe me whoever invested sunscreen wasn't thinking about Maiduguri sun and i came back to Lagos at least 5shades darker.

You can try mixing freshly sqeezed lime juice with cinnamon powder. Apply to a clean face then let it dry before rinsing off with warm water and then rinse again with cold. You can do this twice a week. Don't forget to always use sunblock when you go out. Soemthing with SPF 50.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by mamag3: 7:12pm On Aug 04, 2009
Using a good cream or soap.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Adewunmis(m): 1:48am On Jan 29, 2011
sadsom1 sould pls help me i buy given me adres of where i cinnamon in lagos,i nid quick.i also want 2 knw wat its caled in yoruba. Tanks.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by sima(f): 5:52am On Jan 29, 2011
Adewunmis:

sadsom1 sould pls help me i buy given me adres of where i cinnamon in lagos,i nid quick.i also want 2 knw wat its caled in yoruba. Tanks.
looooooooooooool
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Adewunmis(m): 7:37am On Jan 29, 2011
angry sory 4 the mistake,i mean where i can buy cinnamon.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by lorrieseneca: 8:24am On Jan 29, 2011
One of the easiest ways to stay fair is to use sunblock on a daily basis. Find a moisturizer that includes an SPF of 15 or higher and use it every morning after washing your face,
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by uzoo: 3:47pm On Jan 30, 2011
My dear Adewunmi dont go looking to buy cinnamon in a drug/cosmetic store.its a type of seasoning used to add flavour to food or drinks.i use it when making french toast.that been said you can get it at park n shop,adeola odeku v.i, shoprite lekki or surulere.or just walk into any bakery store and get one
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by uzoo: 4:11pm On Jan 30, 2011
Is that you Mohawkchic?girl, where have you been.dont tell me, ,(Seun gave you some time off),or you decided to take an early vacation for the xams and new year holiday.anyways welcome back,i did start a topic earlier on asking where you were.So,whats the latest shoe trend for 2011.waiting for more pictures from you.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Adewunmis(m): 11:22pm On Jan 30, 2011
angrytank u uzoo u have solve my part of my problem,but i did not nid it in powder.i want the raw back cover of tree,i want use it 2 trim down.
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by victoriousvic1: 2:17pm On Dec 10, 2012
is all dis tins 4 face alone? Wt abt our body? is all dis tins 4 face alone? Wt abt our body? is all dis tins 4 face alone? Wt abt our body?
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by Obo8405(m): 6:05pm On Dec 12, 2012
Adewunmis: angrytank u uzoo u have solve my part of my problem,but i did not nid it in powder.i want the raw back cover of tree,i want use it 2 trim down.
it called kanofuru in yoruba.how do u use to trim down share pls i really want to know.get it from local herbs sellers
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by victoriousvic1: 1:15pm On Mar 15, 2013
face! Face!! Face!!! Wt abt our body?? Dnt our body need care?
Re: Natural Ways To Lighten Your Skin by kaushalchandak: 3:18am On Aug 20, 2013
Try Amla or Goosberry. Both including amla in your diet and topical application of amla paste helps you get a clean skin. Amla has strong astringent property which helps clean your skin. Try out Skin brightening amla mask or amla turmeric mask. Read amla benefits for skin.

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