How to Brighten Skin Naturally

by Sharin Griffin ; Updated July 18, 2017

Brightening your skin can give you a look of contentedness and beauty. Daily damage to your skin from environmental toxins and stress can lessen that effect, making you look tired and older. To have brighter skin, you must follow a daily skin care regimen that addresses removal of dead skin cells and pore cleansing.

Clean your face with a gentle exfoliating face wash in the morning and evening. Exfoliants remove dead skin cells and expose the fresher skin underneath, and also unclog pores, giving you a cleaner and brighter look.

Apply a moisturizer after every cleansing. Vitamin E and vitamin K moisturizers brighten skin and promote health and rejuvenation. Vitamin K is also attributed with skin lightening to help fade pesky blemishes and dark spots.

Prepare a facial mask of 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 cup mashed mango and avocado, 1 tablespoon oatmeal, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel and one egg white. Mix your ingredients well and apply to your face, leaving on for 15 minutes. Wash the mask off with cold water and allow it to air dry. Do this two to three times a week, and always follow with moisturizer.

Drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out will make it look brighter and younger by flushing out toxins and bad bacteria.

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish, eggs and green leafy vegetables contain healthy amounts of omega-3. These fatty acids support blood vessel health and circulation. Proper blood flow increases skin health and vitality.


  • Always wash your face with cold water. Hot water dries the skin and can give it a dull appearance.

    Test any skin care products on a small, concealed area before use on your face.

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About the Author

Sharin Griffin has been a freelance writer since 2009, specializing in health-related articles. She has worked in the health-care industry as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician. Griffin's medical expertise encompasses bariatrics and geriatric care, with an emphasis on general medicine. She is completing an associate degree in health-care administration from Axia University.