9 Natural Remedies to Brighten Dull Skin


A bright and flawless skin is the dream of every person, especially girls. In your childhood, you never knew what flawless skin even means. But as teenage arrives, the quest for a bright skin begins, and it becomes a never ending search! With pollution increasing in the environment, it causes severe damage to our skin, and also other factors like sunlight, UV rays etc. are involved.

But the real problem lies in the solution we take out to improve our skin. Most often we fall in the trap for various companies selling beauty creams promising a better lightened skin. But those products can be more harmful than useful to our skin as these contain various dangerous chemicals which go harsh on our skin tone. There are few gadgets available to brighten your skin like use of Microcurrent facial machines etc, must check them out.

It is always best to apply natural remedies when it comes to our own body, because natural products like honey, lemon and all things do not have any harmful chemicals that may damage our skin. Here are a few natural remedies to brighten the dull skin –

1. Lemon


One of the most useful skin remedy is lemon. Lemon has abundant Vitamin C and ascorbic acid, which amplify and improve our skin complexion by using anti-pigmentary effect.

All you have to do is to squeeze 2-3 lemons in a bowl and apply it on your skin using clean cotton pad, and then wash it after 15 minutes. Since lemon juice causes burning and stinging to skin, a patch test is necessary before applying the remedy. Repeat this two times a week and get a brightened skin!

2. Sugar scrub


Fruit sugars and glucose have a slightly abrasive texture which can help in brightening your skin by removing the dead skin cells in your skin. With the dead cells out of your skin, your skin is going to retain its light again!

In a bowl, add a little olive oil and honey and mix it. Then add half-a-cup brown sugar and mix it thoroughly. Now using a cotton pad, apply it on your skin in circular motion and rinse it well after 4-5 minutes. Repeat this 2 times a week and see the change.

3. Honey


Another remedy that comes to mind when talking about natural things is honey. One of the biggest problems of skin is excessive pigmentation, and honey is the antidote to it. It contains various substances like fructose and alpha-hydroxy acids which reduce excess pigmentation of the skin.

All you have to do is mix a little lemon juice and honey in a bowl and then apply it thoroughly on your skin by using a cotton pad. And at last wash it after 15-20 minutes and you will get the results. Do these 2 times a week.

4. Chocolate mask


Chocolate may be harmful for health related stuffs, but it is a great remedy for dull skin. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, and cocoa contains antioxidant properties that can help reduce the deterioration of skin cells and dullness of skin.

But only dark chocolate is best needed. Melt down a few bars of dark chocolate and then add a little milk and honey to it. After it gets cooled down, apply it on your skin and wash after 15-20 minutes. Doing this once a week can be very fruitful.

5. Aloe Vera


We must be using various skin care products made of aloe vera, but why not use the real thing instead?

Aloe vera contains aloin, which helps reverse the effects of hyper pigmentation, and brightens the skin. Extract a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and add a little brown sugar to it. After mixing it well apply it on your face and neck and rinse well after 15-20 minutes. Do it twice a week for best results.

6. Walnut


You may not have heard much about walnut as a remedy for dull skin, but you must have come across products like walnut scrub or walnut face wash etc. Here is the natural walnut scrub which will heal your dull skin by reducing pigmentation using the tyrosinase inhibitors.

Take a cup of yogurt and mix 5-6 crushed walnuts in it. Mix them thoroughly and apply the mixture on your face and neck. Wash clearly after 15-20 minutes and done! As walnuts are not easy to find, do it once a week and you will get the desired glowing skin.

7. Yogurt


Well, we are already talking about yogurt, so let us include this in the list as well. Yogurt in person is a traditional remedy for skin treatment because it has an enzyme L-cysteine which works same as tyrosinase of walnuts. This helps in preventing excess pigmentation and the glow of your skin returns.

Take half a cup yogurt and mix a tablespoon of honey in it. Mix them thoroughly and apply on your skin where you want. Keep for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it. Repeat for two times a week for best results.

8. Cucumber


Not only for a fit health and good looking body, cucumber works miraculously for the skin as well. Cucumber is a good source of Vitamin C which inhibits the tyrosinase activity in the skin cells thus returning its glow.

Take half a cucumber and blend it in a blender. Then add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel to it and blend until you get a fine paste. Apply this on your face and neck and wash after 10-15 minutes. Repeat this twice or thrice a week for best results.

9. Neem


There cannot be any other better natural remedy for your skin than neem. Neem has been used for various health related stuff since a long time ago, and there is no doubt in the fact that it is the best option when it comes to healing your skin naturally.

All you need is a handful of neem leaves. Grind the neem leaves until you get a fine paste. You can use the paste directly, but for better results, add a little yogurt and honey to the paste and mix well. Apply it on your skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash thoroughly with warm water next. You can do this anytime you want and you will see the wonders soon!

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