Are you suffering from tanning or dark skin? Do dark skin makes you feel and look awkward in front of peoples and your friends? Here are some tips to guide you on how to take care of your skin.
Start using lemons –
Lemon is enriched with citric acid and vitamin C. Both of these nutrients help in whitening of the skin. Vitamin C helps in the reduction of dark spots appearance and other types of sun damage. Citric acid acts as a chemical exfoliant and helps in removing acne and the dead cells which makes skin toned lighter. To do this extract lemon juice and mix ½ tbsp normal distilled water and apply to face by using cotton. This is because adding normal distilled water will provide a cooling effect for skin by reducing the acidity of citric acid in lemon.
Using papaya will help you getting bright skin –
Papaya consists of a chemical enzyme which helps in dissolving protein which is a natural acne fighter. It helps in skin renewal and lightening of the skin and provides glowing skin also. It also acts as an exfoliator, skin softener and moisturizer. It is suitable for all skin types. To use it make a paste of papaya pulp and apply on affected areas for 20 minutes and then wash it with normal water. Use on a daily basis to get better and faster results.
Start using turmeric –
Turmeric consists of vitamin C which helps lightening the dark spots and patches maintains the skin firmness and tautness by building up collagen. Turmeric can be used by all skin types. Having anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties, it helps reducing redness from blemishes and helps in calming skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. Being natural antiseptic it helps to keep bacteria from spreading all over the skin and body. It becomes more powerful when combined with apple cider vinegar which has astringent properties.
Start using aloe vera gel –
Aloe vera gel consists of vitamins A, C, and E and some anti oxidants. Anti oxidants protect the skin by reducing the production of free radicals which are responsible for damaging skin cells. It also helps in reducing aging signs and helps lightening dark spots or blemishes. Try to use natural aloe vera gel as it is free from any side effects. To use it combine 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and apply for 30 minutes and wash it. Use on a daily basis to get desired results.
You can go for ayurvedic skin brightening creams –
There are lots of best skin care products for brightening which increases the natural brightening of the skin. These brightening night creams are made from 100 percent ayurvedic herbs like vetiver, lotus flower, mulaithi and saffron and are totally safe to use. Skin brightening night cream for men is considered as the best herbal fairness cream for daily use. It helps to brighten skin, deeply moisturizes and repairing visible aging signs.
Yoghurt consists of lactic acid which helps in gently lightening of skin whether it’s a pigmentation, pimples, scars, blemishes or simply uneven skin tone. Combine 1 tbsp of yoghurt with half tbsp of turmeric to get lightning skin. Apply for 30 minutes and then wash it with cold water. you can also use the only yoghurt for removing tanning of sun, acne marks and other blemishes. Use on a daily basis to get desired results.
Combination of Gram flour and Rose water –
Combination of gram flour and rose water is very strong and full of nutrients. Gram flour has antimicrobial properties which help in protecting from infections. Rose water or yoghurt helps in revitalizing and skin moisturizing and provides a refresher look. To use it, make the paste by combining these two along with normal and oily skin and apply for 20 – 30 minutes and wash them with warm water. You use it for 3 days a week before going to bed.
Carrot juice –
Carrots consist of alpha and beta carotene along with carotenoids which help in fighting with free radicals. Anti oxidants present in it destroys free radicals responsible for damaging of skin cells and prevents from premature aging signs. Vitamin C in carrot is responsible for skin nourishing and hydration of skin. These help in improving skin tone and protects the skin also.
(Disclaimer: Writer is Rashmi Arora, Heath and Beauty Consultant, Kama Ayurveda. Views expressed are a personal opinion.)