The Best Natural Remedies for an Uneven Skin Tone
Having skin that looks uneven or discoloured makes you want to hide your face from the world. You can try to conceal it with products such as foundation and concealer, but to eradicate it properly you should correct your skin with ingredients that are good for it. This can be tried at home with DIY natural remedies.
There are many recipes out there that promise to give you clearer skin. Which ones are the most effective? Read on to discover them.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Squeeze Them On Your Face!
Lemons are packed with Vitamin C, which is why they’re good for your skin. Vitamin C makes skin brighter and is great for evening out your skin tone. Lemons are especially beneficial if you have oily skin as they’re a natural astringent.
All you have to do is squeeze some lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it to your skin, avoiding any cuts which can burn. Leave it on for about 20 minutes but avoid the sun during this time - lemon can make your skin more sensitive to its rays. If you find lemon juice is drying to your skin, add one teaspoon of honey to the mixture when applying it. This will help to make your skin silky smooth.
Scrub With Your Oats
Exfoliating your skin is one of the most important beauty rituals you should undertake when trying to eliminate an uneven skin tone. The reason? Often, pigmentation lingers in the surface layer of your skin where dead skin is, so you need to slough it away so that you clear up your complexion. That’s where an oatmeal scrub comes in. Just add some to water and apply it to your skin, gently scrubbing it. Best of all, if you have inflamed skin oatmeal’s mineral content helps to relieve it.
Yogurt Smoothie For Your Skin
Yogurt helps to reduce spots and marks because it contains lactic acid. This acid has been proven to whiten your skin which helps to even out your tone, and it also allows your skin to have better cell turnover which is essential to stimulate the skin’s production of collagen and elastin - these are the skin’s natural youth-boosting substances.
Lactic acid is especially beneficial to even out your skin tone when it is combined with ascorbic acid, which is Vitamin C, so it’s a good idea to blend your plain yogurt with some orange or lemon in it before applying it to your face. A note on yogurt: make sure you use a plain, unsweetened variety on your face as anything else can be irritating.
Pamper Your Skin with Roses
Sometimes your uneven skin tone occurs in the skin under your eyes, showing up as dark circles. These can be frustrating and although you can cover them up with concealer, you can treat the skin by using a soothing DIY eye mask. For this you’ll need rose water, which is sometimes used in skin brightening lotions because it is so nourishing to the skin. All you need to do is dip two cotton discs or balls into rose water and allow them to soak before placing them on your eyelids for about 10 minutes, twice a day. After a few weeks you’ll see great results.
Sweeten Things Up
Honey is nourishing to skin because it is a natural moisturizer but it’s also antibacterial. This makes it great for controlling acne. But what about those acne scars that can be left behind, you asked? You guessed it - honey is great for these too. Simply apply honey to your skin and massage it in well, leaving it on for about 15 minutes before washing off. Make sure you choose the right honey, though. Experts claim that it should be unfiltered, unprocessed, and unheated to give your skin the most benefit and nutrition.
There are many homemade recipes that you can use to even out your skin tone and give you a more radiant complexion. It’s worth noting, however, that if your pigmentation is stubborn or you want clearer skin faster, a skin brightening product that contains natural ingredients such as the above can help you acquire luminosity quicker while being just as good for your skin.