Natural Remedies for Skin Whitening in Winter

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The winter reminds us of the cold weather, snow, woolen clothes and the amazing view outside. But it also brings many skin diseases like dry and rough skin. And due to our laziness in winter, we forgot to take care of our skin. Similarly, there is also another major skin problem i.e. dull skin and you lost glow in your skin. Dry and cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, making it dry and flaky, and will look dull as pale. The excess use of chemical soap, toners, room blowers, and heaters in winter causes damage to the skin. The increase in melanin, a skin pigment is also a cause of Skin Pigmentation. So, it is important to take care of our skin during winter. You can use some natural face packs and home remedies for skin whitening.

Winter is nature’s gift to us and nature also provides us many ways to get rid of the disease caused by winter.

Natural Remedies for Skin Whitening in Winter

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Natural Remedies for Skin Whitening

1. Papaya and Honey Pack

The papaya and honey face pack is very effective as papaya is rich in antioxidants which act as an anti-aging agent for skin problems. And honey acts as a humectant that makes skin smooth and supple.

How to Use

Mix ripe papaya and honey to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the dry skin on your face, neck and other areas and leave it for 20 minutes. Then wash it.

2. Milk and Almond Pack

Almonds contain bioactive compounds that restore your skin’s moisture and helps in skin whitening during winter. The use of almond and milk face packs can help reduce the dryness of your skin and make it supple.

How to Use

Add 2 tablespoons of almond powder and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh milk to make a thick paste. Apply it on the skin and leave it for 10 minutes and wash it with plain water.

3. Coconut oil

The bioactive components of coconut oil make it best for the skin. It acts as an excellent moisturizer.

How to Use

Apply coconut oil on the skin and massage it slowly and smoothly. Leave it on. Do not wash it with water. Apply this at least once daily.

4. Lemon and Honey

Lemon is rich in vitamin-C and antioxidants. It helps to prevent hyperpigmentation and interfere in the action of the Tyrosinase enzyme, thus lowers the production of melanin. Honey acts as a moisturizer.

How to Use

Add 2 teaspoons of juice from a ripe lemon to the honey. Mix it properly and apply on the skin, leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe it.

4. Besan or Gram flour

Besan and Gram flour acts as a natural exfoliator and eliminates the dead skin cells. As a result, new skin cell formation leads to a naturally glowing complexion.

How to Use

You can make gram flour paste by adding honey or lemon juice. Apply this paste on the skin, leave it to dry for some time and then wash it.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in high amounts of lactic acid which acts as a natural bleaching agent. It helps to remove dark, dead skin cells and exposes a new layer of skin.

How to Use

You can add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply this mixture on your face, leave it for about 30 minutes. Do it at least three times a week

Natural Remedies for Glowing Skin

6. Cucumber

It has soothing properties and a pH level similar to that of the skin. So, it helps provide a protective and natural acid screen of the skin and promoting glowing and healthy skin.

How to Use

You can include cucumber in your diet.

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You can blend and mash the cucumbers. Apply it directly on the skin on your face, neck and other areas.

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is good for skin care. The anthraquinone present in raw aloe vera helps in cell turnover and eliminates dead skin cells, which helps in relieving hyperpigmentation, leading to healthy and glowing skin.

How to Use

Take half a cup of fresh Aloe Vera gel, one cup of sugar and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply and leave it for a minimum of 20 minutes, then wipe.

8. Sunflower Seed Oil

The sunflower seed oil has been used for ages as a remedy for dry skin.

This prevents moisture loss from the surface of the skin, keeping it hydrated and supple in winter.

How to Use

Take a few sunflower seed oil in the palms and smoothly massage it on the skin. Do not wash it and leave it to be absorbed.

9. Strawberry Face Mask

Strawberries are often used in cosmetic products due to their natural moisturizing and anti-aging properties. They help to reduce dryness and make skin soft, supple and hydrated.

How to Use

Take strawberries and mash them and add fresh cream and honey. Make a thick paste and apply it on the face and neck. Leave as it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water.

Some Best Drinks for Skin Whitening

The most effective and natural drink that you can use for healthy skin and body is “Water”. Drink lots of water, keep yourself hydrated and healthy. There are also many fruit juices that make your skin glowing and healthy.

Add Natural Juices in Your Diet Which will Help You to Make your Skin White.

1. Carrot and Beetroot Juice

This combination is very beneficial for skin whitening. Beetroot contains many important nutrients such as manganese, iron, folic acid and Vitamin-C which helps in purifying the blood, providing glowing and fair skin. Carrots contain vitamin A which helps to reduce pigmentation, acne, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. This juice promotes bowel movement and urination through cleansing the stomach.

2. Orange Juice

Orange is rich in Vitamin C which helps to lighten the skin tone. Orange juice reduces the production of melanin, a skin pigment that makes skin dark. Drink orange juice regularly not just for healthy and glowing skin, but also for healthy digestion.

3. Grape Juice

Grapes are a rich source of Vitamin A and C, therefore grape juice is very useful in retaining collagen which helps to keep skin elasticity and suppleness. It also takes care of damaged skin and helps to reduce dark patches and pigmentation.

4. Apple Juice

Apple juice delays the aging process. Apple is a rich source of antioxidants and makes our skin capable to fight against free radicals. Drink apple juice in the evening daily to bring a natural glow to your face.

5. Cucumber Juice

Cucumber face packs do wonders to the skin, similarly, cucumber juice can also help to moisturize the skin, make it more elastic and glowing. The ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumbers help prevent water retention which helps your skin look swollen and puffy. So drink cucumber juice for healthy skin.

6. Fresh Tomato Juice

Tomato is packed with antioxidants that help reduce signs of premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles that make the skin young. Drinking a glass of fresh tomato juice is one of the greatest juices for glowing skin.

7. Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate purifies the blood and nourishes and glow your skin. It also possesses anti-aging properties that help in skin renewal thus making the skin younger and beautiful. A glass of pomegranate juice is the best juice for your skin.

8. Papaya Juice

An enzyme called papain is found in the fruit of papaya which helps to cleanse the impurities of the skin and provide clear and glowing skin. Drink papaya juice regularly for soft and glowing skin.

Conclusion

The above information has concluded that if you have any ailment and worry due to changes in nature then only natural things are the best that can give you relief from that ailment. So, similarly, for skin whitening use the above remedies and natural drinks.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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