Skin whitening cream

The herbal way for those of us, who have not been blessed with a fair complexion, here are a few recipes to help to lighten your skin tone.
• A paste made out of sandalwood and rose water may be applied everyday.
• Turmeric paste combined with sandal wood paste makes your skin noticeably fairer.
• Cucumber juice is considered to be an excellent whitener.
• Gently massage coconut water all over face and neck to lighten skin tone.
• Almonds ground to a paste using rose water or milk is said to make your skin fair.
• Make a paste using red sandalwood and rose water. This preparation not only whitens your complexion but also helps to fade away scars and blemishes on the skin’s surface.

Complexion Sparklers

Put back a glow shine on your face.
• Combine together equal quantities of salt and baby oil. Rub gently to slough away rough, dull skin
• Boil Neem leaves in water and allow to steep before using it as a face wash.
• Use a cotton pad to apply undiluted orange juice all over face and neck.
• A beneficial substitute for hard water is soft water. Use it for a sparkling complexion.
• Splash face with icy cold water to which powdered nutmeg has been added. • Rub face gently with pears soap and table salt. This helps to dislodge whiteheads. Rinse off with cold water.
• Use camphor BP crystals in the hot water used for steam facial.
• Cleanse your face with unboiled milk. Gently rub with a friction mitt dipped in milk to remove white as well as black heads.
• Apply a paste made out of Fuller’s earth and rose water on face. When dry, rub with friction mitt to dislodge impurities
• A solution made out of one and half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal concoction for blackheads. Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to face. Repeat. Extract blackheads with blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwood.
• Rub oatmeal paste (made with a little water) on face. Allow to dry for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water.
• Saturate cotton wool in pure lemon juice and apply on problem areas.
• After a facial steam, apply warm honey on affected parts. Rinse off after 1.5 minutes.

Gentle Astringents

• Combine equal parts of vinegar and water to get an effective astringent.
• Tomato juice rubbed over face makes another marvelous astringent off your kitchen shelf. Saturate cotton wool in pure lemon juice and apply as an astringent. Mash a small peach and add 4 drops of pure lemon juice and 4 drops of tomato juice to make an astringent lotion.
• Grind spinach to extract the juice and use it as an astringent for all skin types’ especially normal skin.

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