Top 5 Surprising Home Remedies to Whiten Your Skin

Whitening  products and treatments have sprouted in the local market like mushrooms over the past few years. Some of them almost promise the impossible but most of us just end up disappointed for these products don’t even prove that they are worthy of their expensive prices. Lucky for us because there are natural home remedies available that we can use to nourish and whiten our skin at the same time. You won’t notice impressive whitening effects after single use but if these homemade treatments are used continuously, you will surely reap its affordable health benefits and whitening effects in due time. Without any doubt, the best way to whiten skin will always be the natural way! Here are five surprising homemade skin whiteners that will surely give you a fairer skin tone:

1. Lemon juice 

Lemon juice naturally contains citric acid  which has been known for its effective bleaching powers by removing dead skin cells from your epidermis. You can squeeze out the juice from the lemon and apply it to your skin or you can specifically target your facial skin by creating a special paste from lemon juice. To do this, you have to mix one teaspoon of milk, one half teaspoon of almond oil, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice. After making a paste out of these four ingredients, you can apply and massage it to your face then leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing it with cold water.

2. Orange peels

Orange peels are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which can whiten your skin and make it look younger at the same time. To make a homemade facial treatment, you have to expose first the orange peels in the sun and let them dry up. After being exposed to sunlight for quite some time, you must grind the orange peels to make a fine powder which you can combine with milk to make a nourishing facial treatment everyday. Leave it to your skin and rinse it after 15 minutes using lukewarm water.

3. Potatoes

Potatoes have natural bleaching powers so they are perfect to use to get rid of dark skin pigmentation and other blemishes. You can make a homemade potato skin whitener using two different ways: you can either extract its juice and apply it to your skin for full fifteen minutes before rinsing or cut the whole potato into thin slices and then leave them to your skin for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Yogurt

Plain yogurt is not only beneficial for your digestive system because, believe it or not, it also contains substances that will surely give you a lighter and clearer complexion. You can apply it as it is to your skin or you can also intensify its whitening effects by combining it with fine orange peel powders. Leave it your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. You can do this anytime of the day for almost everyday.

5. Oatmeal

Also a known skin whitener, oatmeal can also nourish your skin in ways you never imagined before. Combine it with yogurt and a little amount of tomato juice and you now have a perfect homemade product that can whiten your skin and remove all those blemishes. Leave it to your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.

There are many ways to whiten your skin but with a little bit of research and creativity, you can always make your own home remedies that will both nourish and whiten your skin in a very affordable way. Our skin plays a vital role on how people perceive us as a whole so let us try to do all things to take care of our skin and our general health as well.


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  • Karen Barrameda

    It’s more beneficial and safe to use natural beauty products instead of using products with chemicals…very cheap and effective pa.. and don’t forget, taking Vit. C also helps.. =)


    Hope for posting more tips regarding health and all natural and it can be done in our homes which are less expensive and no bad side effects… I really like it!

  • Rebecca Ratilla- Matondo

    Proven and tested it really worked for me and the effect is very amazing our skin tone was even, unlike chemical based whitenings…i love natural/organic products because it’s very safe for our health.

  • Vic Ramos

    Whatever everybody says, whether you like these tips our not, end of the dayit falls to each person’s preference…as to myself, I’ll try this natural! way of whitening….thanks buddy

  • Mark

    Why do you hate your own brown skin? Be thankful for what God has given you. Posts like this only perpetuate self hatred and perpetuate the mistaken belief that white skin is somehow superior. Shame on you. Be proud of your Filipino heritage and your brown skin!

    • regie


  • heart

    For those who have dark skin and would want to lighten it…check this out…<3

  • Adobe

    Heh! What’s with the national obsession with skin whitening? I’m born brown and proud of it! My fair skinned colleagues envy my golden tan. We should teach the young ones to embrace and be proud of their skin color.

    • Carl Kelly Jr

      I totally agree. Pretty Filipino girls should be proud of their lovely brown skin. The United States is covered with tanning salons where women bask under sun lamps (ignoring the skin cancer risk) just to try and have the pretty brown skin tone that you have naturally.

  • lian

    Ang galing!

  • diane brila figueroa

    thanks po all the info. It help a l0t,specialy 2 th0se w0men ,lack of budget. .m0re aff0rdable,and wlang chemicals,..

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  • John

    Its really amazing that these natural homemade things which are readily available at home works better than the costly chemical based products.One of the remedies which I prefer is as below –
    You can use the following easy to prepare mask with Hydrogen Peroxide for lightened skin.


    Milk, 1 spoonful
    Hydrogen peroxide, 2 spoons
    Flour, 2 and a half spoon
    Water, to make paste


    Mix the contents, and add water to make a paste.
    Apply on your face and leave it for approximately 10-15 minutes.
    Wash and pat dry. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

    You can also use Hydrogen Peroxide with lemon to lighten your skin. Take the contents on a cotton ball and rub gently on the areas you want to lighten.You can click here to know more on this

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