You can do it following these easy skin-lightening tips:
Be alert to the sun’s effects
The sun’s rays are the main cause of photodamage to our skin, which leads to darkened skin cells and the appearance of dark spots. As much as we love to enjoy our sun-shiny climate, always take care to apply a sunscreen to ensure your skin stays protected from both UVB and UVA rays. We recommend Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 body lotion which protects your skin against darkening with its high SPF rating of 24 and PA++ while at the same lightening and moisturizing your skin.
Make bath-time your skin lightening ritual
Use a daily body scrub during your shower. A scrub thoroughly exfoliates the skin and gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal finer fairer skin. You can buy a whitening scrub, but for a homemade one, look no further than your kitchen. Chop cucumber so it fits nicely into your blender. Add mint leaves and blend to a mush. Now add coarse sea salt and a few drops of lemon. Make a batch of it, store in a watertight bottle and leave to cool in the fridge. Imagine the coolness of this scrub on a hot day! Apply the mixture on your body and scrub vigorously. Cucumber and mint cool the skin while lemon is a natural bleaching agent. Sea salt is a good organic exfoliator.
Cleopatra bathed in milk, but you can substitute milk with a yogurt blend all over your body after your scrub. An effective homemade one is a simple solution of unflavoured yogurt and lemon juice. Use equal parts of each ingredient and mix well. Store in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Try this on alternative days: after your body scrub, apply the yoghurt blend on your body. Do not leave out the elbows, underarms and knees, as these parts are often darker than the rest of your body. Leave the yoghurt blend on your
body for two to three minutes before rinsing off under the shower. We guarantee that your skin will look fairer. Alternatively, an easier remedy to dark skin is Vaseline Healthy White body lotion, which has Vitamin B3 and yogurt serum for a healthy way to lighten your skin.
Eat more greens
Add more vegetables, or even better raw veggies like carrots and celery, to your diet. This will help to detoxify your system. If constipation has been a problem, eating more raw veggies will add roughage to your diet and help to ease bowel movement. Don't forget your six glasses of water per day too. Not only the skin on your body but also your complexion will definitely clear up – smooth skin looks fairer and more radiant.
Other tips to look fairer
1. Colour your hair at least one shade lighter, or add highlights.
2. Choose strong, solid colours for your clothes. Pastels like pinks and baby blues tend to make you look darker – unless you are very fair.
3. When exposing your arms, decollete or legs, give them a light dusting of illuminating powder.
The Sun As Our Friend
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