Dark or dry cracked skin are usually as a result of over exposure to sunlight or badly made, chemical-filled beauty products which the skin have been exposed to over time. Most people will spend just any amount to get a fresh even tone skin, invest in artificially made facial wash, facial scrubs, lightening creams, and the list is endless.
Rather than invest in artificial toners that have side effects, why not try natural products for toning; this list of natural toning agents can be helpful.
Honey helps tone skin while also acting as a moisturizing agent. Dry skin is a common factor that contributes to an uneven skin tone. Honey also has antibacterial properties that can help fade age spots and acne scars. Apply pure honey to your face, leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. This simple remedy will help remove dead skin cells, making your skin appear brighter and fresher than before. Do this once daily.
To make a skin-lightening mask or a facial scrub, mix honey and lemon juice, make into a paste and apply on your face. This will over time tone your skin and every dark spot that have been lingering.
The acidic property in lemons works as a natural bleaching agent for the skin. Also, lemons have antioxidants that are very good for skin complexion. Dip a cotton ball in freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply it directly on your face. You can even rub a cut lemon directly over the affected skin and allow the juice to stick to the skin. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, making sure it doesn’t stay too long, so it doesn’t react badly on your face because of it’s acidic contents. Do this once daily. This simple remedy will surely lighten your skin complexion and can also prevent the development of scars on your face.
You can also mix three teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this mixture on the skin and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with water. Do this once daily.
Note that lemon juice may not be suitable for sensitive skin or if you are allergic to lemons.
Turmeric is often used to improve skin complexion. It helps build up the kind of melanin content to maintain an even skin tone. Also, turmeric has antiseptic and antioxidant properties that are good for your skin. Mix turmeric powder and milk cream to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your skin. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water. When followed regularly, this simple remedy is really effective for skin whitening.
Cucumber ensures that your skin is soft and supple. Supple and firm skin often has an even and light skin tone. Cucumber has a hydrating as well as cooling effect on your skin and is suitable for all skin type. Place cucumber slices directly on the dark skin areas in need of lightening treatment. Leave them on for a few minutes, remove them and then rinse your skin with lukewarm water. Do this twice daily. You can also grate a cucumber and mix it with honey to make a spot-reducing mask. Apply the mask on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Do this twice daily for effective results.
5. Green Tea
The benefits of consuming green tea or using it for beauty purposes seem to be endless. Green tea was also found to help even skin tone. Apply cooled tea bags to the dark areas of skin and leave for 15 minutes or so, or make your own mask by mixing cooled tea with a banana or some rice flour. We love using green tea in our products!