5 reliable natural ways to lighten dark body parts

Here are some of the all-natural skin-lightening ingredients.

Courtesy: Emily CottonTop

Dark body areas like elbows, knees, and buttocks are harder to lighten. There are cosmetics used to make the job easier. However, they are not always accessible or suitable.

Here are some natural ways to get a uniform skin complexion and a bonus of glowing skin.

Lemon has many health benefits and one of them is being a natural bleaching agent. Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl and apply it to the target area. Leave it for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Doing this once a day for a number of weeks will give you desired results.

Mix a portion of turmeric powder with honey or milk and make a paste. Apply the paste to the targeted area and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse the paste off with warm water.

Do this once or twice a week for a number of weeks until you see results.

Baking soda is a great skin exfoliant. It helps remove dead skin cells and allows the skin to breathe and absorb nutrients better. Mix baking soda with water and apply the paste to the targeted area. Gently scrub the paste using circular motions for a couple of minutes.

Rinse the grim off with warm water and repeat the process once or twice each week.

Aloe vera is a natural gel with moisturising and soothing properties. It is no wonder that it is common in skin care cosmetics.

After applying aloe vera gel to the targeted area, leave it for up to 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and repeat the process once or twice daily until you see results.

It is a natural moisturizer that you can add to your bedtime routine for lighter skin. Massage coconut oil into the targeted skin for some minutes before going to sleep. Rinse it off in the morning while taking a shower. Do this every night for several weeks until results show.

Natural remedies can be cheaper or readily available options for improving skin complexion. However, their results take a while to show. So it is important to remain patient and consistent when applying them.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulse.ug