Not everyone is blessed with fair skin. While many resort to skin whitening to get fair skin, some look at it as a way to reduce pigmentation and blemishes.

Though there are many creams to do this job, not many are all-natural or chemical-free. Besides, most creams that come with good ingredients are not affordable, leaving many looking at other alternatives to lighten their skin. Home remedies are one way to achieve the skin tone you longed for. Read my review about Revitol Skin Brightener, how to naturally lighten your skin with a glow…

Though there are many home remedies to lighten skin, we are going to look at the best skin whitening home remedies here…

Leading Skin Whitening Home Remedies

Lemon Juice

If you are looking at a fool-proof way to get fairer skin, lemon juice is your key. It has excellent bleaching and exfoliation properties, leaving your skin fairer. However, it can also make your skin sensitive to sunlight, so avoid stepping out for at least 12 hours post using it, or use a sunscreen.  You can dab a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it directly, or use other complimenting ingredients like honey, milk, yogurt, etc.

Orange Peel

Allergic to lemon or don’t want to use it for other reasons? What’s next best or equal to it? It’s orange peel all the way! Orange peel will not only make your skin fair, but also reduce blemishes and makes your skin spot free. Team up orange peel powder with yogurt and apply it as a mask to your face. Wash off after fifteen minutes and repeat every day for fairer skin tone.


Sandalwood is an excellent option for whitening the skin, without leaving it dry. You can use sandalwood paste or powder. If you have oily skin, team it with rosewater or lemon, if you have normal or sensitive or dry skin, team it with water. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you can also team up sandalwood with almond oil. Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes and wash off.


A lot is said about the goodness of oats. Do you know it’s also good for skin? Yes, oats is an excellent skin exfoliator. Exfoliation plays a key role in skin whitening. Now, combine equal quantity of oats, yogurt and tomato juice. Mix well and apply this paste to your face. Leave it for about 20 – 30 minutes and wash off. Tomato helps lightens the skin, while yogurt helps reduce blemishes and skin pigmentation. This mask also reduces sun tan. Use it regularly for fairer and blemish free skin.


Being rich in lactic acid, milk is an excellent skin lightener. The best part – it also moisturizes your skin. Those with dry skin can find using milk does not leave their skin dry and itchy. You can use raw milk for whitening your skin. You can also add fuller’s earth, sandalwood, honey, lemon juice, rose water, saffron strands, etc.  You can add whatever you get in your country, or combine a few for best results.

Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour is a very common ingredient in every kitchen. You can also add it to your dressing table, if you want to lighten your skin. You can apply a paste of chickpea flour and water, chickpea flour and milk, or chickpea flour and curd. You can also add turmeric to this paste for better results. While chickpea flour has bleaching properties, turmeric is very good for your skin. Turmeric lightens your skin and also reduces blemishes.


Papaya has many benefits, leave alone nourishing your skin. Team mashed papaya with lemon juice and apply it on your face regularly.

Alternatively, those with sensitive or dry skin can add mashed papaya, milk, milk powder and honey instead. This combination does not make skin dry and helpful for those with sensitive skin, as well.

Skin Whitening Home Remedies

Though there are many other home remedies, these are very effective and work for most. Depending on the availability and preference, choose one that suits your skin.

Though home remedies are fairly easy to get started with, you must be able to find what works for you. Besides, they take time to give results and not many have the time to go over the recipes and try them owing to hectic schedule. For such women, natural and organic products come in handy. Read my in-depth and unbiased Revitol  Skin Brightener Review to know more about how it can help you.

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