Homemade Whitening Facials

by Stephanie Temperino

You can make a face mask at home

getting a facial image by Kelly Kane from Fotolia.com

Your own kitchen can be a great resource for make-it-yourself skin care products, including skin lighteners. There are several conditions that might prompt you to lighten your skin. You may have uneven skin tone, acne scars or you may want to lighten the overall tone and complexion. Whatever the reason may be, you can make a whitening facial mask at home with readily available natural ingredients.

Items you will need

  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Soft paintbrush
  • Warm water
  • Soft washcloth
Step 1

Combine 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice and honey in a bowl, and then mix with the spoon. The citric acid in natural lemon juice removes dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and is also a whitening agent. Honey will infuse moisture and other nutrients into your skin. Stir in 1 tablespoon of plain cultured yogurt to minimize the acidity and help give your skin a cool, soothing affect.

Step 2

Use your fingers or a soft paintbrush to apply the mixture across your face. Avoid getting the mixture in your eyes, since the lemon will sting.

Step 3

Let the mask sit on your skin for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Soak a soft cloth with warm water, and gently wipe the mask off of your face. Rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry.

Step 5

Use this facial for no more than 30 days.

Warnings

  • Do not exceed recommended usage. Consult a physician if you have any questions about the appropriateness of this treatment for you or if you are planning to use the whitening facial for more than the 30 days specified.

Photo Credits

  • getting a facial image by Kelly Kane from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Stephanie Temperino is a freelance writer in New York City. She specializes in finance and technology topics. Graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 2009, Temperino holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance.