Essential Oils for Skin Brightening

Instead of worrying about the chemicals present in various skin brightening products, you can absolutely brighten your skin with some natural ingredients and extracts. Their immense benefits include skin brightening, balancing skin tone, reducing blemishes and marks, UV-protection and eliminating harmful bacteria. This article will show you 5 best oils that actually help you to whiten your skin naturally with an ease and safety.

But before you start using these natural oils as remedies, it is important to understand that taking care of your skin and protecting it is essential. The skin becomes dull and pigmented mainly due to the accumulation of dead skin cells and damage from pollutants and harmful UV rays. So, you need to use some cleansers and exfoliators as well.

Now let’s move on to the list now…

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut essential oil works wonders for skin brightening. It is the most popular oil used in various skin brightening creams and lotions. Coconut oil acts as a perfect skin moisturizer for dry skin and can cure dry itchy patches too. Also, it contains essential fatty acids which are safe and effective.

I would suggest you to apply coconut oil before bed to gain more benefits from it.

Make it at home: Collect the coconut meat, grate the flesh, and extract oil from it.

2. Almond Oil

almond-oil-indianAlmond essential oil is used in skincare routines to effectively brighten the skin and remove dark spots. It is among many ancient natural skin care remedies.

Moreover, Almond is a rich source of vitamin E, A which helps to improve complexion and prevent the appearance of blemishes for fair, bright and glowing skin. While massaging the oil over the skin, improves the blood circulation also.

Make it at home: Almond oil can be extracted simply using a blender or an oil press.

3. Rose Oil

rose-oilApart from fragrance, roses are used as skin brighteners as well. There are many benefits of using Rose essential oil onto the skin surface. Moreover, just a single product of rose essential oil is more than enough for skin brightening. Thanks to several antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds which are present in rose and promotes healing and skin lightning. All you need to do is apply this oil and massage gently before you go off to sleep.

Make it at home: You can prepare rose oil extract at home by the simple process of steam distillation. Take a glass jar and keep it over a pan filled with water. Let the water boil. Now remove the pan from flame. Pour few drops of oil with crushed petals of rose into the jar. Leave the oil and petals in the jar for 24 hrs. Remove the petals and extract out the oil from residue.

4. Sandalwood oil

Sandalwood OilSandalwood oil is being used in Ayurvedic medicines and creams as a skin brightening ingredient from long. Among its numerous benefits over skin, the main one is its moisturizing properties, due to which it is able to give a glowing complexion to the skin. Adding on to its benefits it is also high on its antiseptic property which makes it safe to use.

Make it at home: Pour one cup of oil in a pan and mix it with sandalwood powder. Cover the pan and leave it for four hours. Strain the mixture using cheesecloth and separate out the oil.

5. Lemon oil

Lemon OilYou must be using lemon juice for skin treatments. But there can be more to lemon rather than juice. Lemon oil extract is one of the best natural skin brighteners among rest. Credit goes to its high citric acid which effectively exfoliates the skin and brightens it. However, lemon has antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent qualities which deeply penetrates into the skin through oil.

Make it at home: Grate out the lemon cover and fill it in a jar. Pour some olive oil into the same jar. Keep the jar outside under the sun rays and leave it for few days. Strain out the residue from the oil.

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Clair has worked in Pharma industry for long. Here she is blogging about various beauty and skin care issues. When she is not blogging she is building sandcastles with her daughter or probably is just hanging out with friends.