Lighten Skin Naturally with This DIY Cream

July 29, 2016
Yogurt is the main ingredient in this cream that you can use to improve the look of your skin in no time.

Most women know that their skin suffers from continuous exposure to the sun and toxins in the environment. In today’s article we’ll be sharing a natural homemade cream which can help to lighten skin color and remove blemishes.

While the skin is constantly in the process of renewing itself every day, it can sometimes outperform its responsibilities. This can then lead to a series of unsightly changes in the skin’s appearance.

The loss of collagen and elasticity, the accumulation of dead cells and sunburn are just a few of the things that can negatively affect the skin’s appearance and lead to premature aging.

Read more: Dietary Habits to Fight Premature Aging

Costly solutions

To solve this problem, numerous cosmetic products and professional techniques have been developed to reverse the damage and stimulate the healing process. The problem with some of these solutions is that they can be costly and not everyone has the money to spend on them.

Luckily, there are much cheaper solutions that offer excellent results without the need to expose the skin to aggressive chemicals or procedures.

In today’s article, we’d like to share a homemade cream that takes advantage of the natural properties of yogurt to lighten skin color, revitalizing it, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Are you ready to give it a try?

Natural cream with yogurt and almonds to lighten skin

Some cream made with chamomile oil.

The combination of ingredients used in this natural cream give us an excellent treatment for removing dead cells and improving the appearance of the skin on the face.

Natural yogurt is a really healthy food that contains lactic acid, which helps regulate the skin’s natural pH to prevent blemishes.

It’s considered one of the best alternative moisturizers as it helps the skin to retain its natural moisture without affecting the production of natural oils.

Its live cultures promote skin health and prevent acne and the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A bowl of almond flour.

Moreover, almond flour is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that are good for the skin.

Its high vitamin E content protects the skin from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, and prevents cells and tissues from deteriorating. Its natural oils restore dry skin and can help to prevent problems like eczema and psoriasis.

We’ll also be adding a little honey and lemon juice to our cream to increase its lightening powers.

You should read: Fight Wrinkles and Sagging Skin with Cucumber and Aloe

How do I make this natural cream?

A natural bath time kit.

One of the advantages of using all natural products is that they are really easy to prepare and don’t take a lot of time.

The ingredients are all easy to find, although you’ll need to pay attention and choose only 100% organic products.

You may find these products at cheaper prices, but the quality will likely suffer as a result.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups natural yogurt
  • 4 almonds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  • Firstly, put the almonds in a processor or grinder to make a powder. If possible, you can buy the almond flour already made and skip this step.
  • After that, put the flour in a bowl and add the yogurt, juice and honey.
  • Then let it sit for a moment and make sure everything is fully mixed in.

Application

  • Every evening before going to bed, thoroughly remove any makeup and cleanse the skin.
  • Once clean, apply an ample amount of cream and then let it work for 20 minutes.
  • After the required amount of time, rinse with warm water and, finally, pat dry with a cloth.

Tips

For best results, you should use this cream as a part of your daily beauty regimen. If only used occasionally, it may not have a noticeable effect.

Avoid use during the day as the lemon juice may react negatively with exposure to sunlight. This product is designed for nighttime use because it supports the body’s natural regeneration process that occurs during this time.

The first application will leave your skin feeling so fresh and clean, you’ll love it. However, it’s lightening effect may take several weeks before you notice it.

If you like, you can also use this product on the neck and chest areas for even more fantastic results. Remember that these areas are much more sensitive and thus require a little more care.

We recommend using a good sunscreen everyday in order to enhance the effectiveness of this product.

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