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May 6, 2013

DIY Natural Skin Lightening Cream

There is serious rave amongst black women to become fairer in complexion and cosmetic markets in Africa are flooded with all sorts of skin lightening creams, gels, and lotions to meet these demands. Most of these lightening products contains chemicals such as hydroquinone and steroids which might be hazardous to our health. Some of the good ones can also be extremely expensive. To save some cash and ensure you are using a safe product, make this skin-lightening cream at home with inexpensive ingredients from your kitchen.




Things You'll Need

  • 1 ½ cups plain organic yogurt
  • 3 or 4 almonds
  • 2 tbsp. lemon/lime juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Pinch of ground turmeric



Crush the almonds to powder in a food processor. Be careful not to process for too long or it will turn into almond butter. If you don't have a food processor, you can find pre-crushed almonds at most grocery stores sold as "almond flour" or "almond meal."

Combine the almond powder with the yogurt, lemon juice, honey and turmeric. Stir until blended thoroughly.

Apply a small amount of skin-lightening cream every night before bed. Do not apply during the day. Lemon/Lime juice can react negatively to sun exposure. Also, when skin-lightening cream is used at night, its skin tone-enhancing powers are increased. At night, skin goes through a recovery cycle in which hormones are released that increase blood circulation and open pores. This process makes it easier for skin creams to penetrate and be absorbed.

Expect to see results in 14 days. Almonds, lemon juice and turmeric are some of the most powerful natural skin lightening ingredients in the world. They can produce results equal to many chemical skin-lightening creams. They've been used for centuries for their natural bleaching and brightening properties. When you combine these ingredients with the nourishing and moisturizing properties of yogurt and honey, the end result is a luxuriously rich skin cream that not only will lighten skin color, but also will improve the overall health and condition of your skin.

Store the cream in a tightly closed jar in the refrigerator and ensure you use within seven days. Make small batches of  this cream at a time to prevent contamination.
Until next post...remain beautiful,





44 comments:

  1. I would surely try this recipe and see how it works for my skin.

    Thanks Onome for sharing.

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  2. Pls Onome, where can I get turmeric powder? I reside in Lagos.

    Thank you.

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    1. You can check the spice aisle of any supermarket e.g Oasis, Goodies, Shoprite etc.

      Ensure it is pure turmeric powder, no additives.

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  3. Onome, thanks for this piece of information.

    Ehn ehn Onome, I was going through your previous posts and in one of them, you mentioned you would make a post on making soaps at home.

    I'm eagerly look forward to the post because I also want to make mine. Thanks!

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  4. Do I have to continue using it for the rest of my life.meanwhile I leave in lagos and I have been searching for sunscreen to use.I use fair and balance product that contains AHA.but I nid sunscreen for the day is dere any natural sunscreen or any sunscreen I can get to mix with my cream or apply on its own when going out.then please where can I get likas papya someone recomended it for whitehead treatment and I have searched the whole lagos for it.I heard u talk about it the other day.please help.thanks.love ur blog

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    1. Thanks for loving my blog. :D

      No, you don't need to. For sunscreen (which you apply just alone just before your makeup); Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunblock is a good one that is available in most beauty stores. Its true Likas Papaya has become kinda scarce in Lagos. I'm out of stock myself.

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  5. Please any advice on how to get sunscreen I can use with my cream.I use fair and balance cream and it contains AHA.so I nid sunscreen I can mix with it or rub independently.any natural remedy.also please where can I get likas papaya soap.I have searched d whole of lagos couldn't find it.pls help

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  7. Onomeplease I want to find ot ifi can use this regimen just to tone my skin.mnot very fair.am jus light in complexion like light brown.however the sun hasdarkenmeabit and I now suffer uneventone sskin.I jus wanttogetmy even light brown tone back not get very fair like tonto or ritadominic please is this regimen advisable.if it is not please can u help a sister out with hw to get my skin back.I miss it.thanks alot

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  9. Nice wording you have shared. I am using skin whitening cream which gives me good result.But also i will try natural skin lightening cream which you have shared in post.

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    1. Hi could i kindly find out what skin whitening cream you are using? and is it safe? because i have tried so many creams and they are useless and a waste of my money

      Thanks

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  11. My relatives always say that I am killing my time here at net, however I know I am getting know-how daily
    by reading thes nice articles.

    my webpage; Skin aging

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  12. Hi Onome, I have this symmetrical thick dark skin at the back of my right leg.I have tried many things but it is not brightening at all rather it keeps getting darker. I am not comfortable wenever i wear skirts. Please how can you help me. I need this to clear as fast as possible.

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    1. Can you send a picture of the dark patch to melvinnainc@gmail.com so i can see what it looks like and know the likely cause.

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  13. Hello, i have a question i have tanned skin and i would want to get rid of it.. would this work to get rid of my tanned skin?

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  14. Hello! I am wanting to know if I use this will I be able to stop once I've achieved my goal, as I am not trying to become fair, but I am just trying to have my face match the rest body again. Thank you! :-)

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  15. Please can I have your contact, I will love to talk to you.

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  18. Thank you so much for this piece, its very educative! keep up the good work.

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  19. After this what kind of cream will I use during the day pls

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  20. Can i use this on blemishes?

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  21. Plz mma wht is d best lightening cream 4 my kids....shea butter darkens there color....plz tell me wht 2 use 2 lighten there color....plz

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  22. Hi Onome. Thnks for the tip. I'd like to know what I can use for stretch marks.

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  23. Dear onome, can I substitute the almond seed for almond oil

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    1. Of course you can, just ensure it is pure almond oil.

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  24. Dear onome, can I substitute the almond seeds for almond oil?

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  25. Hello ma, I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm glad I did! I just had a baby and pregnancy took its toil on me. Please can you a recommend a safe skin lightening product for me. Thanks. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  26. Hello ma, I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm glad I did! I just had a baby and pregnancy took its toil on me. Please can you a recommend a safe skin lightening product for me. Thanks. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  27. Hello ma, I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm glad I did! I just had a baby and pregnancy took its toil on me. Please can you a recommend a safe skin lightening product for me. Thanks. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  28. Hello ma, I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm glad I did! I just had a baby and pregnancy took its toil on me. Please can you a recommend a safe skin lightening product for me. Thanks. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  29. Hello ma, I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm glad I did! I just had a baby and pregnancy took its toil on me. Please can you a recommend a safe skin lightening product for me. Thanks. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  30. Thanks onome will sure try this but what about coconut oil what can you say about it cos I use it.I mean how do I mix it to achieve a lighter skin .

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  31. Onome God bless u for the post. Pls where can I get plain organic yogurt in lagos

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  32. do you conduct training and at what cost

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  33. Pls is it normal yoghurt we drink or what what type of yoghurt??

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  34. onome pls where can i get organic yogurt

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  35. hello onome, i have been using skineal on ma face for a long time n now decided to stop and my face flared up..read some blog about the whole withdrawal process already..but me thinking, is dr any thing i can do to revive my skin or to speed up the withdrawal process. thanks

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  36. Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say,
    I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything.
    Do you have any points for newbie blog writers?
    I'd really appreciate it.

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  37. Can u make the mixture for me and what is the cost please, am in ogbomoso

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