How to Get Lighter Skin Fast

By on October 31, 2011

 How to Get Lighter Skin Fast

Nobody should have to hide because of their dark, uneven skin.
The most common cause of darkening skin is exposure to the sun. Age can also cause the darkening of the skin. Menopause can cause the skin tone to become uneven and age spots can develop. Other skin darkening factors include freckles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and the use of birth control pills. Dark and uneven skin can be an embarrassing problem. Avoiding social situations is not the answer. There are ways that the skin can be lightened fast.

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need
2 tbsp. oatmeal
2 tbsp. brown sugar
¼ cup milk
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup egg whites
Licorice extract
15 SPF or higher sunblock
Exfoliate the skin using a mixture of two tbsp. of oatmeal, two tbsp. of brown sugar and a 1/4 cup of milk. Rub the mixture into the skin and rinse off with water. An exfoliating body wash can also be used in the shower to exfoliate the skin.

Mix one cup of lemon juice with one cup of egg whites in a saucepan. Place the saucepan on low heat until the liquid thickens. Let cool and apply to the skin for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing. The leftover mixture should be stored in the refrigerator.

Add a layer of licorice extract to the face each morning and night. Licorice extract can be found at health food stores. Keep it fresh by storing it in a cool, dark place.

Apply a sunblock with an SPF of 15 or higher to the skin. Sunblock will prevent harmful UV rays from darkening the skin. Repeat steps one through four daily to lighten the skin quickly.