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Lighten the skin with home remedies

For anyone it is of great importance to have clean, young and healthy skin to highlight beauty. There are several factors that can cause spots on the skin, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause , exposure to the sun or tobacco. To solve this situation, it is possible to use different natural remedies in order to lighten the skin and make it smoother and more perfect.

Next we are going to list some home remedies and natural products that can be useful to lighten the skin, both on the face and on other areas of the body. For these remedies to be effective, it will be necessary to have patience and be constant with the application of them.

Lighten the skin with products that we have at home

Believe it or not, there are several products that you surely have in your pantry and that can help you clear up your skin. Among them are milk, lemon juice, potato, rice or onion.


Who does not have rice at home? This grain, in addition to serving as food, also clears the skin. Here are two easy and practical recipes:

Rice water

  • A cup of rice.
  • Water.
  • Cotton.

The cup of rice should be covered with water and allowed to stand for an hour. After this time, you will have to strain the rice. In this case, you will only need the resulting water, which you will then have to store in the fridge. For its application, you will need a cotton swab moistened with rice water. With the wet cotton, you should wipe it over the areas you want to lighten and let it dry.

It is advisable to leave it on overnight and rinse with plenty of water the next morning. Likewise, it is important to note that, if the next day you are going to expose yourself to the sun, it will be necessary to use sunscreen.

Rice mask

  • 2 cups of rice.
  • 8 glasses of water.

First, you will have to place 4 glasses of water in a pot until it boils. Then, you must add the 2 cups of rice and wait until it is well cooked , always taking care that it does not burn. Once the rice is ready, you will have to wait for it to cool and add the remaining glasses of water.

Stir the rice and put it through the strainer, make sure not to spill the water when you strain the rice. The next thing will be to liquefy the rice with a little of the water, which you will reserve until you get a creamy consistency. When it is ready, it will be time to pack it and store it in the fridge to preserve it.

To apply the mask, it is important to keep the area clean. Then, with the same fingers, you can proceed to smear the mask giving small massages . Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse with plenty of water.


Milk can also be a natural remedy for lightening the skin. To apply it, just take a bath with the milk, preferably in a bathtub. In this way, it can be left on for 20 minutes to achieve good results. After 20 minutes, it should be rinsed with clean water to remove milk residues.

In addition to being able to use the milk alone, you can also choose to make a mask combining the milk with two other ingredients:

Milk, lemon and honey mask

  • 1 tablespoon of liquid milk.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • A tablespoon of lemon juice.

To prepare this mask, you must mix all the ingredients in a small container until you get a homogeneous mixture. The method of application is similar to that of any other mask. It is necessary to have clean skin and free of impurities. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with plenty of water.


In addition to the previous mask, lemon can also be used to lighten the skin. To apply this remedy, squeeze a lemon to obtain its juice, then apply it to the area you want to clarify.

Leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash with plenty of water. It is important to note that after applying the lemon, you should avoid exposing yourself to the sun, as it could cause unwanted spots on the skin. In case you have to go out, try to do it after 5-8 hours , apply sunscreen and take an umbrella with you, as lemon causes photosensitivity.

It is also possible to lighten the skin with lemon or orange peel. To do this, it will be necessary:

  • Lemon or orange zest.
  • Milk.

Before doing this remedy, it is important that you put the lemon or orange zest to dry in the sun. When dry, they should be ground into powder. To apply this remedy, mix with a little milk and smear the areas that you want to clarify . After leaving it to act for approximately 10 minutes, it should be rinsed off with lukewarm water. This can be repeated about 2 times a week if you want to see quick results.


Tomato is another ingredient that can help lighten your skin or remove unsightly blemishes. To apply it, it will be necessary to obtain the tomato juice, and, with a cotton ball, rub the area of ​​the skin that you want to lighten.

Apply a generous amount and wait for the tomato juice to dry. Next, you can proceed to rinse the skin to remove the residues of the applied mask. You can also opt for a tomato, oatmeal and yogurt mask .

Tomato mask with yogurt and oatmeal

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato juice.
  • A tablespoon of yogurt, preferably Greek.
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal.

To prepare this mask, a tablespoon of oatmeal should be placed in a small container. Then, it is mixed with the tomato juice and yogurt until you get a uniform and homogeneous paste. Before applying the mask, it is important that you have clean skin. Afterwards, you can start applying the remedy and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Lastly, rinse with cold water.

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In addition to being used in the previous mask, yogurt can be used alone. To apply it as a remedy to lighten the skin, the area should be washed well before application. Then, with a brush or your fingers, apply yogurt generously and leave for 20 minutes. Lastly, rinse off with lukewarm water.

There is also a good alternative with yogurt and orange peels. The shells should be left to dry in the sun, crushed into a powder and mix a tablespoon of these with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt. When you get a homogeneous paste, proceed to apply to the area you want to lighten and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then you just have to rinse with plenty of water.


Although it may seem strange and unconventional, onion can be very helpful in lightening the skin. Only one onion is needed for this remedy, it can be white or purple. You will have to chop it to be able to liquefy it until obtaining the onion juice. Keep in mind that if you have irritated or sensitive skin, it can be painful. To apply the onion juice, you can use a cotton ball. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with plenty of cold water.


Potatoes are also ideal for making masks that help lighten the skin. In this case, both the sliced ​​whole potato, the mashed potato or the potato water can be useful for this purpose. You can make a kind of mash with a potato to apply as a mask.

Whether you put the potato wedges, the mask or the water on, you should let it act for 15-20 minutes. Finally, rinse with plenty of water and remove any residue. Also, if you prefer, you can do the same procedure with the mashed potato, add the juice of half a lemon and two tablespoons of honey.

Other natural skin lightening products

In addition to the products mentioned above and that we can all have at home, there are others that are also useful to lighten the skin naturally. Among the most popular are baking soda , vinegar, and Aloe Vera.

Sodium bicarbonate

This product is often used for many home and natural remedies, either to whiten teeth, to clean hair, and in this case, to lighten the skin. Baking soda can be used with lemon or oatmeal to create a mask.

Lemon bicarbonate mask

In case you want to use lemon, you will need:

  • 1 lemon
  • One tablespoon of baking soda.

You should gradually mix the lemon juice with the bicarbonate to form a paste that can be applied as a mask. Apply it on the desired skin area, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with plenty of water.

Baking soda mask with oatmeal

If you want to go for the oatmeal with baking soda mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  • Water.

You will have to place the tablespoons of oatmeal and baking soda in a container , then you will have to add water little by little. Water is used in order to be able to give way to a homogeneous mixture that can be applied as a mask.

Once you have the paste, apply the oatmeal and bicarbonate mask on the area you want to lighten. In this case, it is important that you rinse the mixture after a few seconds, with cold or warm water.

Apple vinager

Vinegar is also a product that can be easily purchased at any store. This can be applied directly to the area to be lightened and must be left on for 20 minutes. Then it should be rinsed with cold water. It is also possible to use baking soda with apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda

For this home remedy to lighten the skin you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • A spoonful of baking soda.
  • A tablespoon of water

The first thing you will have to do is mix the apple cider vinegar with the water. Subsequently , place the bicarbonate in a container and add the water with the apple cider vinegar until creating a paste-like and homogeneous mixture.

To apply, clean the area you want to lighten, apply to the skin and let it act for 10 minutes. After time, rinse with plenty of cold water. This remedy can be used up to twice a week.

Aloe vera

Aloe Vera is a very useful plant for different home remedies. To use as a skin bleach, find an adult plant to take full advantage of the properties. Extract the crystal from Aloe Vera and apply it to the skin. Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse with water. This remedy can be applied several times a week. In addition, you will keep your skin hydrated and soft.

Avocado oil

For its part, avocado oil can also be effective in lightening the skin. This product can be found in health food stores. To enjoy its lightening effect, just apply the avocado oil to the desired area, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with plenty of water. In addition to lightening the skin, it softens it and keeps it moisturized, therefore it is an excellent beauty product, just like Aloe Vera.

All these home remedies are completely natural, so you will not have any type of side effect, with the exception of lemon. As we highlighted before, lemon can cause photosensitivity, so be especially careful when applying a remedy with this ingredient. If you want to have clear skin, free of blemishes and that looks healthy, you can try the remedy that seems best to you . The best of all is that you can try several at the same time without problem until you see results. Other products or ingredients that you can use are chamomile, honey, papaya, or turmeric.

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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