If you’re looking for a high quality natural skin whitening ingredient, consider using lemons for skin bleaching because the lemon juice acts as an exfoliator and skin lightener both at the same time. You can also purchase skin bleaching products that have lemon juice or lemon oil in them as this is also beneficial for skin bleaching purposes. The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a bleaching agent to your skin, it lightens over time depending on how often you apply it throughout the week. Short-term skin bleaching effects usually occur after the first time you use the lemon juice on your skin. There should also be a reduction of blemishes and acne scars. You can also use lemon peel oil for skin bleaching purposes because it’s a natural astringent and antiseptic. Lemon is also excellent for skin lightening if you have a few acne scars, dark spots or sun spots. There are various other ways to use lemon as a skin whitening tool. You can take some lemon juice, raw sugar and almond oil and create a facial mask then apply to your face. Let it stay on your face for about fifteen minutes then rinse with warm water. Another way to bleach your skin with lemon is by soaking a cotton ball in lemon juice and then applying it to your face. If you have sun damage, lemon is especially beneficial for a number of reasons. Combine lemon juice and milk then rub all over your face nightly until you get the desired results. Another method is to combine olive oil and lemon juice then apply it your face. Drinking lemon juice will contribute to gradual skin lightening.
When looking for lemon-based skin bleaching creams at health food stores or drugstores, look for skin lightening products that combine lemon with ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin C, vitamin E, mulberry extract, alpha arbutin, beta arbutin, glutathione, kojic acid or lactic acid. And look for some lemon-based skin bleaching gels because this works just as well as the lemon-based skin bleaching creams. If you’re unable to find lemon-based skin bleaching products at the store you can make your own by combining some plain yogurt, lemon juice, almond oil and honey and use on your skin for a few days until you get results.
If you’re always on the go and you still want to keep up with your lemon-based skin lightening regimen, you can get a spray bottle and put in it a cup of lemon juice, a few teaspoons of almond oil, a few teaspoons of honey and two cups of water. Apply this to your skin every night and also purchase a medium-sized tube of a good skin bleaching cream to enhance the lemon treatment.