People are becoming more conscious of racism, and respecting people of all skin colors has been a significant achievement of this campaign. Skin color now has become a trifling matter in any aspect of life. We now understand that every individual is beautiful regardless of their tone. So without wasting money to make the skin fairer, we now make our skin more glowing and appealing. Skin-conscious people are now using various products to enhance the brightness of skin rather than peeling a layer off to make it fair. Both chemical and natural treatments are giving satisfactory results in this regard, but there remains a question of side effects when using chemicals. For this reason, people now opt for homemade products with natural ingredients.
Some of the ingredients that are natural brighteners
Ingredients such as turmeric, aloe vera, and cucumber are natural brighteners that enhance your skin’s complexion. Masks made with these ingredients according to skin types can assure comparatively brighter skin. Some of the recipes for your benefit are:
For all types of skin:
Turmeric and Chickpea powder mask: Also known as a mask, this mask is soothing for all skin types, and so far, no side effects have been detected. It clarifies skin concerns as brightening, removing dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. With ½ -1 spoon turmeric, mix 4 -5 spoons of gram flour. Make a paste using milk, yogurt, or rose water according to the requirement, and continue adding it until you get a runny paste. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a potent anti-inflammatory and brightening agent. And gram flour is a gentle cleanser. These two make a great duo to enhance the complexion of your skin.
For dry skin:
Coconut oil: To minimize dryness, hydration is necessary and dry skin has the advantage of applying oil without having breakouts. For many years, people have been acquainted with coconut oil. Generally, suntan makes the skin dull and darker than your natural tone. Coconut oil locks moisture and prevents UV radiation, working as a sunblock. Take lukewarm virgin coconut oil and massage the concerned areas and leave overnight. Exfoliation can also be done once or twice a week, adding honey and sugar with it.
For oily skin:
Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera is popular stuff known for healing all sorts of skin problems. Aloe vera contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe your tired and dry skin and rebuild the skin with a brighter and healthy complexion. For 1-2 times a week, apply a mask made of 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, a pinch of turmeric, one teaspoon of milk, and one teaspoon of honey. Milk and honey contain an exfoliating property that removes dead cells for healthy and supple skin.
For sensitive skin:
Shea Butter: Shea butter is a soothing ingredient that contains vitamin E that lightens dark spots, heals hyperpigmentation, and helps skin achieve an even skin tone. It increases the collagen level of your skin and is not harsh at all. It brightens akin along with calming it. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey, 3-4 drops of grapeseed oil, and one tablespoon full of shea butter and apply. Shea butter can also be used as an ideal moisturizer. (this is my favorite)
Daily scrubbing and chemical peeling can be harsh to your skin. Also, you are promoting racism through this. So rather than despising your skin color, love yourself and take care of it. Only then can you have healthy, supple, and glowing skin.