It is possible to get lighter skin by using every day ingredients that can be found in the local drug store.  Great results can be achieved at a much more convenient price than the main skin lightener brands ask for.  Skin whitening home remedies work just as good as the professional’s products.

To help lighten and remove a tan on the skin, you can mix oatmeal, tomato juice and curd, and apply on your face.  Let it sit for about 20 minutes then wash it off with the cold water. Applying raw potato to the face can help make blemishes other marks disappear.  Mixing lime juice and turmeric powder together can help to reduce a tan. Dried orange peels mixed with curd can also help to reduce a tan.

Making almond paste is another way to whiten the skin. Soak almonds overnight. They then are easy to peel.  Mash the actual part of the almond. Once it is paste-like simply apply it to the face or skin area until it dries and then wash it off. Potatoes work the same way.

Another ingredient to try for natural skin lightening remedies is white vinegar. Mixing 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 1 tablespoon of water is a great way to fight dark spots and acne too. This should be applied with a cotton swab and left on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. For quicker and lasting results apply every day.

Some other recipes are to dry orange peels in the sun. Once they are dry grind them into a powder.  Mix in raw milk and make it a paste. Apply it to the face daily and rinse off with lukewarm water. Also, try taking lemon juice, cucumber juice, tomato juice, sandalwood powder, and mix together into a paste. Leave it on your skin till it dries. Another paste requires using 2 tablespoons of the gram flour and add a little of turmeric, ½ cup of milk cream and ½ cup of the lemon juice.  It can be applied to the whole body on a daily basis.

There is a reason people have passed down home remedies over several generations. Today’s society is mostly focused on purchasing a product that does the work and most do not even know what is in it. Home remedies have the ability of working just as good, and allow the user to know that it is safe and healthy. Plus, it never hurts to save the money that would have gone to purchasing a small bottle when ten dollars can be spent and make a whitening cream that can last just as long if not longer.