DIY Skin Lightening Recipe (for dark spots)

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Do you have dark spots on your body that kind of appeared out of nowhere?  Something I recently learned is that dead skin cells can cause your skin to look darker than it actually is in certain areas.  This usually affects your under arms and your knees.  I have found a simple recipe to lighten the skin naturally.  Check it out below.

You will need:

  • A sliced cucumber
  •  2 tablespoons of olive oil
  •  1 tablespoon of baking soda
  •  3 teaspoons of lemon juice

You do not need to use a whole come cucumber because a few slices will be plenty.  You can eat the rest as a healthy snack!  Get out a medium bowl and add your ingredients together.  Mash them until it is in the form of a paste.  Take your paste and apply it to areas that you want to lighten such as your knees or under arms.  After 10 minutes, make sure you rinse the paste off with warm water and pat it dry using a soft cloth.

Even though we cannot see it happen, we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute of every day.  That is why our skin gets dark in certain areas. I n the time it took you to read this post, you probably lost about 40,000 dead skin cells.  That adds up to almost 9 pounds of skin cells per year. Isn’t that crazy?

Do you have any other home remedies for dark skin?  If so, what ingredients do you use and what are the instructions?  Have you tried this way before?  What were your results?  DIY home remedies can be so much fun, and learning about WHY we should do them is even more interesting!  I am still in shock about losing so many skin cells in a minute!

Photo Credit:  http://www.hellawella.com/

 

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