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Dark Complexion Tips and Facial Skin Treatment

I am a dark complexion african american. I use lemon juice to lighten my face complexion. How long will it take for me to see benficial results?

Lemon juice when applied on the skin acts as a natural bleaching agent. It can help to remove some blemishes and tan from your skin of the face. However as it is a natural remedy and unlike other chemical bleaching agents don’t expect overnight results.
Applying lemon juice on a regular basis for certain months to notice some changes in your skin tone. If you want immediate results then you can choose any body bleaches with low chemicals.
Besides lemon; honey, turmeric and tamarind also act as natural bleaches. You can combine one or more ingredients with lemon juice and apply on your face to lighten your skin tone. One good recipe is – mix 2 tablespoon powdered almonds with 1 tablespoon of honey and ½ teaspoon lemon juice. Rub this paste on your face and leave for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Follow this remedy for at least 20 days to see the results.

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin well hydrated and maintain the elasticity. You can also try the following natural remedies to lighten your skin tone –
  • Grate a white radish and apply its juice on the skin for a good complexion.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric in 1 spoon yoghurt. Apply this paste on your face, leave for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.
  • Soak 4 almonds overnight. In the morning grind a fine paste by adding little amount of milk. Apply this paste on your face and neck and leave it for an hour and wash it later with cold water. This is an excellent protein mask and when applied regularly for 15 days will show good results. You can also apply this mask at night and leave it overnight and wash your face next day morning.
  • Grate a ripe tomato and add a teaspoon of lime juice to it. Apply this solution on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it off after 20 minutes and dry your skin with a clean towel.
Melanin – a skin pigment determines the color of your skin. You can not get a white skin by following these remedies. However these remedies can help lighten your skin tone to one or two shades down and give you a smooth, glowing complexion. Try these remedies one at a time and see which one works best for you and remember one thing - dark skin is healthy skin.
Submitted on January 16, 2014