Monday, April 19, 2010

Skin lightening fruits

Skin lightening fruits


There are many reasons behind dark skin tone such as sun damage, skin disorders, hyper pigmentation or heredity etc. If you want to get fair complexion by using some natural remedies then this article is for you. There are many fruits that can help you to get lighter skin tone and also these fruits are very beneficial in the treatment of several skin related problems like brown spots and freckles.



Lemons


- Lemon juice is loaded with many skin lightening properties.

- Try to apply lemon juice to the skin with a cotton ball or wash cloth.

- Leave it on for about 10 minutes.

- Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry.

If you are suffering from dark spots problem then cover spots with lemon slices and let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry. Repeat this process at least twice per week.


Bilberries


Bilberries are fully loaded with - tannins that have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are useful to treat facial hyper-pigmentation.

- Blend 4 to 8 ounces of fresh bilberries in a blender.

- Apply mashed bilberries to your face.

- Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

- Wash with lukewarm water.

If bilberries are not available in your area then try to go for a good quality bilberry extract. Apply one to two teaspoons of bilberry extract to your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes; rinse off with warm water.



Papaya


Papaya is a good source of papain enzyme. Papain enzyme is very effective in the treatment of facial freckles and brown spots. Papaya is widely used in many skin lightening products, but you can freely use it in your home too.



- Peel a papaya and cut it in half.

- Remove seeds.

- Cut the papaya into small chunks and blend them on low for 20 to 30 seconds.

- Apply the papaya pulp to face.

- Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

- Rinse off with lukewarm water.



Another recipe:-



- Blend 1/2 cup papaya + ½ cup pineapple + ½ cup pumpkin to form a paste.

- Add the paste to one packet unflavored gelatin and heat it until the gelatin dissolves.

- Let it cool.

- Apply it to the entire face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

- Peel the mask off and discard it.

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