Every day, your skin is exposed to risk factors that affect its condition. Pollution, UV rays from the sun, stress, and unhealthy diet can damage your skin and give you an imbalanced skin tone. Moreover, you can use various cosmetic products on a regular basis that contain chemical components and additives that cause additional damage to your skin.

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What do you need to do to keep your skin from losing color and being healthy? First of all, you always need to take care of the skin of your face and body. For this, you need to use only natural ingredients or products that are safe to use. The fact is, they have awesome benefits, such as skin brightening, balancing your skin tone, reducing blemishes and marks, photo-protection, and eliminating harmful bacteria.

So, if you are looking for ways to whiten your skin and make it healthier, we have prepared a list of 15 homemade remedies that will help you cope with these problems. These remedies will work on your skin naturally and effectively. Scroll down to see the recipes and how to make them!

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#1. Papaya and Honey Mask

You need ingredients such as:

- ½ cup fresh papaya pieces

-1 teaspoon honey

First, you need to mash the papaya pieces till you get a smooth and thick paste. Add honey to this paste and mix thoroughly. When done, apply the paste to your face and keep it on for about 20 minutes. Wash your face with warm water. Rinse again with cold water and pat your skin dry. Use this remedy every night before sleeping.

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#2. Dried Orange Peels and Yogurt

You need ingredients such as:

- A few orange peels

- 1 tablespoon unflavored yogurt

You need to dry the orange peels in the sun for two to three days. Once they become almost crisp, grind them till they turn into powder. Then you need to mix one tablespoon of this powder with the yogurt till you get a smooth paste.

Apply the paste to your skin (after cleansing it) and keep it on for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. We recommend doing this procedure on a regular basis, every alternate day before going to bed.

#3. Tomato, Yogurt, and Oatmeal Mask

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 tomato

- 1 teaspoon yogurt (fresh and unflavored)

- 1 teaspoon oatmeal

First, you should cut the tomato in half. Take a teaspoon or two of its juice. Take the oatmeal in a bowl, and add the juice and yogurt to it. Mix well. Now you can apply this mask to cleansed skin. Leave it work for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use this remedy two to three times in a week.

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#4. Milk, Lemon Juice, and Honey Mask

You need ingredients such as:

-1 tablespoon milk

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- 1 teaspoon honey

Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl. Apply the paste to your clean face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water. Use this remedy every night before going to bed.

#5. Gram Flour and Rose Water (or Yogurt)

You need ingredients such as:

- 2 tablespoons gram flour

- 2-3 teaspoons rose water or yogurt

First, you need to mix the ingredients till you get a smooth paste. Use rose water for normal and oily skin and yogurt for dry skin. Then apply this mask all over your face and let it stay on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. We recommend doing this procedure thrice a week before going to bed.

#6. Sandalwood Powder

You need ingredients such as:

-1 tablespoon sandalwood powder

-1 tablespoon almond powder

-Milk

Simply mix the sandalwood and almond powders with enough milk to make a smooth paste. Then apply this paste to clean skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. If you feel any dryness after washing, moisturize your skin well. Use this remedy two to three times a week.

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#7. Pumpkin Mask

You need ingredients such as:

- 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree

- ½ teaspoon honey

- ½ teaspoon milk

For the pumpkin puree, first cut a pumpkin into several pieces. Later, boil them and put them in an immersion blender. Mix two teaspoons of this puree with the honey and milk till you get a uniform paste. Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. We recommend using this remedy two to three times in a week.

#8. Citrus Mask

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 egg white

- 1 teaspoon grapefruit juice

- 1 teaspoon lemon juice

- 2 teaspoons sour cream (should not be fat-free)

You just need to beat the egg white in a bowl till it is fluffy. Take the sour cream in another bowl and mix the juices of grapefruit and lemon with it. Now add this mixture to the egg white and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water. Do this procedure 3 times a week before going to bed.

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#9. Potato Juice

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 potato

Simple peel the potato and cut it into inch-sized pieces. Rub the pieces of potato on the areas you want to lighten so that the juice is spread onto your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash with water. Repeat this procedure thrice a week.

#10. Rice Flour and Milk Face Pack

You need ingredients such as:

- ½ cup raw rice

- 3-4 tablespoons milk

First, you need to grind the raw rice to get a fine powder. Mix this powder with the milk to make a paste. Then apply this paste onto your skin and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Wash with warm water. We recommend doing this procedure two to three times a week.

#11. Blueberry Skin Brightening Mask

You need ingredients such as:

- A handful of fresh blueberries

- ½ cup plain yogurt

Crush the blueberries and blend the paste with the yogurt. Mix well and apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Use this mask twice a week before going to bed.

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#12. Aloe Vera and Rice Flour Scrub

You need ingredients such as:

- An aloe vera leaf

- 2 tablespoons rice flour

First, you need to cut open the aloe leaf to expose the gel present inside. Dip the gel side of the leaf in the rice flour and rub this gently on your skin in circular motions. Scrub for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water first followed by cool water. Pat dry and moisturize the area. Do this procedure every alternate evening.

#13. Baking Soda Scrub

You need ingredients such as:

- 1-2 tablespoons baking soda

- Water

You just need to mix the baking soda in the water to make a paste. Them you can apply this paste on the areas you want to lighten and scrub for five minutes. Wash with water and moisturize the area. We recommend repeating this procedure every day for a week to see a difference in your skin color.

#14. Milk for Skin Whitening

You need ingredients such as:

- 2-3 tablespoons raw milk

Simply massage the milk on your skin for a few minutes. Use circular motions and upward and downward strokes. Wash your skin with water after the massage. We recommend doing this procedure two to three times a week.

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#15. Essential Oils For Skin Lightening

Rose Essential Oil

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 cup chilled milk

- 10 drops rose essential oil

Add the essential oil to the milk and mix well. Apply this mixture all over your body and keep it on for a few minutes. Wash with water. Do this procedure every day for a couple of weeks.

Orange Essential Oil

You need ingredients such as:

- 3-4 drops orange essential oil

- 3-4 drops coconut or jojoba oil

Simply mix the two oils and massage for four to five minutes on the affected area. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash with warm water. Do this procedure every day for a week or two.

Neroli Essential Oil

You need ingredients such as:

- A few drops of neroli oil

- 1 tablespoon carrier oil

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Blend both the oils and apply onto your skin. Massage for a few minutes and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wipe with a damp cloth or cotton pad. We recommend repeating this procedure every day for a couple of days.

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