How to Lighten Your Skin Naturally

By Aniela M / November 5, 2009

Today we'll show you how to lighten your skin naturally! Damage from the sun, freckles, dark spots, and scarring can all leave your complexion looking less than lovely. Sure, there are many products out there that claim to lighten your skin and give you a perfect complexion, but can you really trust them? And what's more, is it really worth it to spend a bundle? I say definitely not! When it comes to beauty, there is virtually nothing that you can't do at home..especially taking care of your skin. So here are some cheap and natural ways you can lighten your skin and have a beautiful, glowing complexion!

How to Lighten Your Skin Naturally

Sunblock

Sunblock

It's no mystery that sunblock should be your best friend! So before heading out to school or work in the morning, make sure you apply at least an SPF 15 to your hands and face as they are prime areas for age spots. If you wear foundation, find one with an SPF to lighten up your load.

Make Your Own Mask

facial_mask

There's nothing I love more than having a night in and making my own face mask. There are so many to choose from, that you're sure to find the perfect one for your skin type! One of my favorites is the banana oatmeal mask which leaves your skin super soft and bright! Make sure to use once a week!

Exfoliate

exfoliating

There is nothing more important than exfoliating since it helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your complexion clean and bright. Click here to learn how to exfoliate the cheap and natural way!

Licorice Extract

licorice-extract

Licorice extract is a great way to lighten your skin since it's actually a natural skin lightener. Just apply a thin layer in the morning after cleansing and before moisturizing, and another layer before bed. Make sure to store in a cool, dark place. You can purchase licorice extract at health food stores or online.


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