We tend to spend lot of time in beautifying our face and most of the time end up overlooking our hands and legs. We go for facials and various types of skin treatments. We apply sunscreen to protect our face from sun. But our hands and legs rarely get such attention and this result in developing dark patches on our hands and legs. Today, the market is flooded with lots of skin whitening creams & lotions. In our desire to get fair skin, we take help of these skin whitening creams. But oftentimes, the results are temporary. There are a number of home remedies available to get rid of darker hands and legs. Check out this post on Home Remedies to Whiten Hands and Legs.
Most of us are aware about the fact that ‘Melanin’ is responsible for our skin complexion. Higher melanin content means darker skin and vice versa. Direct exposure to sunlight increases the melanin production of our body and results in darker skin tone. It looks very odd when you have a fair & flawless face and your hand and legs are darker. But there are lots of home remedies that can whiten our hands and legs. Lemon is one such ingredient that helps to improve our complexion. Likewise, yogurt, tomato, potato etc too work wonders on our skin. Let’s take a look at some of the Home Remedies to Whiten Hands and Legs.
Papaya to Whiten Hands and Legs
This is a great remedy to get rid of darker skin tone. Papaya is a natural tan remover. Simply rub a slice of papaya on your darker areas and wash off after few minutes. Repeat this regularly to whiten your hands and legs.
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Cucumber to Whiten Hands and Legs
Mix fresh aloe vera gel with fresh cucumber juice and apply this mix on your hands and feet. Cucumber ensures that your skin remains firm and supple. And aloe vera helps to get rid of hyper-pigmentation (which is one of the main reasons for skin darkening) and restore our skin’s natural color.
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Lemon Juice to Whiten Hands and Legs
Lemon juice works wonder to get rid of dark hands and feet. Make a paste using lemon juice, honey and milk powder. Apply this on your darker areas and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off. Lemon juice has excellent bleaching properties. Milk powder contains lactic acid which is also known as a bleaching agent.
Tomato to Whiten Hands and Legs
Mash a tomato in a grinder and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste on your hands & legs. This will not only even out your skin tone, but will make your skin glow in no time. Tomato has natural bleaching properties and its acidic components balance skin’s ph level and make skin bright.
Potato to Whiten Hands and Legs
Potato juice works great to remove dark pigmentation from our hands and legs. Rub a thick slice of potato on your darker areas and let the juice sit for just 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Turmeric to Whiten Hands and Legs
Mix olive oil and turmeric and make a paste. Apply a thin layer of this paste on your hands and legs. Wait for about 10 minutes and wash off. We all know how turmeric can help us to improve our skin tone and olive oil also makes our hands and legs naturally fair.
So friends, here are few simple home remedies that will help you to get fairer hands and legs. These are straight out of the kitchen and hence no side effects at all. But one thing you should always remember & that is to apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. This will prevent your hand & legs from developing dark patches.