Everyone wants smooth and even-toned skin. Sun spots, freckles, birthmarks and other discolorations can be difficult to cover with makeup, but the skin-lightening creams sold in department stores can be extremely expensive. To save some cash, make skin-lightening cream at home with inexpensive ingredients from your kitchen.
Things You’ll Need
1 ½ cups plain organic yogurt
3 or 4 almonds
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
Pinch of ground turmeric
Crush the almonds to powder in a food processor. Watch them carefully. If you process them too long they’ll turn into almond butter. If you don’t have a food processor, you can find pre-crushed almonds at most grocery stores sold as “almond flour” or “almond meal.”
Combine the almond powder with the yogurt, lemon juice, honey and turmeric. Stir until blended thoroughly.
Apply a small amount of skin-lightening cream every night before bed. Do not apply during the day. Lemon juice can react negatively to sun exposure. Also, when skin-lightening cream is used at night, its skin tone-enhancing powers are increased. At night, skin goes through a recovery cycle in which hormones are released that increase blood circulation and open pores. This process makes it easier for skin creams to penetrate and be absorbed.
Expect to see results in 14 days. Almonds, lemon juice and turmeric are some of the most powerful natural skin lightening ingredients in the world. They can produce results equal to many chemical skin-lightening creams. They’ve been used for centuries for their natural bleaching and brightening properties. When you combine these ingredients with the nourishing and moisturizing properties of yogurt and honey, the end result is a luxuriously rich skin cream that not only will lighten skin color, but also will improve the overall health and condition of your skin.
Store the cream in a closed jar in the refrigerator and use within seven days. Make small batches of skin cream at a time to prevent spoiling.