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10 Best Foods for Skin Whitening

Want to get clear, white, and healthy skin? Know the ten superfoods that can give you the best accessory you can wear anywhere, that is a 'glowing skin'

Skin Care By Tavishi DograJan 11, 2014

Clear Skin is the Best Accessory

Want a lightened skin tone? Yes, who does not? However, lightening your skin tone does not always mean applying skin whitening creams/moisturizers/lotions or indulging in several skin whitening beauty treatments. There are a variety of natural foods which may help you tone down your complexion. 

Skin whitening hindrances

  • unwashed makeup brush 
  • allergic reaction 
  • dirty pillowcase

Know 10 superfoods that can give you a white, glowing and shiny skin- the best accessory you can wear anywhere.

Lime Water

Ditch all the cosmetic products that come at a cost and make shallow promises for glowing and healthy skin. The best natural and ancient method for glowing skin is 'lime water'. It benefits the skin by providing a healthy glow. Water and lime juice reduces aging, blackheads, and wrinkles. Lemon acts as natural bleach as it contains vitamin C and the acidity present in the lemon helps in whitening the skin.

Potato

Potato Juice is great when applied to blemishes and spots it clears away in a jiffy. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Place a potato slice on your face and massage it lightly. This will remove red marks, blemishes and lighten your skin tone.

Tea

Of course your grandmother has warned you against drinking tea and told that it makes you dark. But, a US research points out that drinking tea can lower peroxides (cause of skin burn and roughness), the reason is the presence of tea polyphenol which is a strong antioxidant.

Chocolate

Whoa! No, we are not joking here. Your favourite dark chocolate does rev up the skin texture and UV resistance. Cocoa polyphenols and flavonoids in chocolate are superb antioxidants that help in skin whitening. So happily have a couple of squares every day.

Vitamin C

Fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of vitamin C help you to maintain a healthy and bright complexion. Almost every dermatologist will advise you to eat foods rich in vitamin C; and all your favourite ones are on the list- kiwifruit, strawberries, cherries tomatoes, or citrus.

Red and Yellow Fruits

These foods are rich in phytochemicals and carotene, which aids in anti-oxidation, thereby perking up the skin’s resistance power. So include plenty of red and yellow fruits and vegetables like carrots, mangoes, pumpkins etc.

Soybean

Okay, this might not be one of your favourites but it is a true superfood for anti-ageing. The isoflavone in it acts as a phytoestrogen that fights ageing. Also, the antioxidants present in it help in retaining the lustre of the skin. Try soybean products like tofu or soybean milk for whiter skin.

Oatmeal and Tomato Pack

Just mix oatmeal and tomato together and apply evenly on face. Wash off after 15 minutes. Oatmeal is a great exfoliant and tomato is known for its moisturising properties. The result- a light, bright, and supple skin.

Almond and Honey Face Pack

The duo can help you get rid of the stubborn tan. They will also moisturise your skin leaving it smooth and glowing. Make a honey almond face pack by adding little milk, a spoonful of honey, a spoonful of lemon juice, and a spoonful of almond oil. Let it dry on the face for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Papaya

Of course, there is a reason why papaya face pack is recommended by many beauty experts and dermatologists. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain, which can kill dead cells and get rid of skin impurities. A glass of papaya milk or simply applying the fruit on your skin can do wonders for your skin.

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