How to reduce darkness of skin?


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Tash Naz , Freelance Writer, answered

There are many of us who suffer from dark circles or darkening of the skin. This could be due to a number of factors such as too much exposure to the sun, pregnancy, tiredness or even our food intake.

If you are looking to reduce darkness of the skin whether it be to use for dark circles or just to get a general healthy glow you could try the following tips:

1. Apply a lemon and turmeric face mask

Lemon and turmeric face masks provide a natural way to brighten your skin and remove darkness gradually. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of yoghurt. Then add one teaspoon of turmeric and give it a good mix. 

You can then apply this mixture onto your face and leave for 20 minutes. After rinsing off the mask with warm water you may be able to see a more brighter glow. Using this face mask two times a week for a month may aid in gradually reducing darkness of the skin.

2. Use sun screen protection SPF cream

Excessive sun exposure can be harmful to our skin if we do not protect it. You can use sun screen protection with SPF in order to protect your skin from darkening and reduce further damage to the skin.

3. Get plenty of sleep

If you suffer from dark circles under your eyes it won't help if you do not get sufficient sleep. Ensure that you get plenty of sleep enough for your body to feel refreshed and replenished and this can help reduce puffy, dark eyes.

4.  Use a brightening cream

If you want to reduce the darkness of the skin you could try using a brightening cream. You may want to consult a beauty consultant before choosing your cream in order to ensure that you get the right cream for your individual skin. We all have different skin types so it is always best to ensure that you to a skin test before applying any new product.

I hope these tips help to answer your question!

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