DIY whitening face masks for dark spots and hyperpigmentation

whitening face masks

Whitening face masks can be useful for women who want to get rid of dark spots, hyperpigmentation or freckles. In addition, such DIY face masks help to improve the appearance of the skin, even out its tone, remove circles under the eyes.

First, you need to determine what type of skin you have – normal, dry, oily or combined. The thing is that most of the whitening face masks do dry out the skin on the face. Therefore, is not recommended to apply such masks frequently for women with dry and aged skin (no more than once in 2 weeks). If you have a mixed or normal skin type, you can apply them 1/week, and if you have oily skin, you can use the masks more often – 2 times a week.


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If you have very dark pigmentation and spots, you should consult with your cosmetologist and therapist before starting to remove them with DIY remedies. It is not uncommon that they are caused by internal problems in the body, namely – liver malfunction.

Cucumber Whitening Mask

Fresh cucumber is very useful, it contains vitamins, as well as bleaching and moisturizing agents. You can apply cucumber slices on the face, and you will see the whitening effect very soon. But this application form is not very convenient.

Instead, mix your own fresh facial mask:

  1. Grate ½ of the cucumber
  2. Add the juice of half a lemon and 1tablespoon of sour cream or cream
  3. Apply for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove with warm water. Always apply moisturizing cream afterward, especially if you have dry skin.

Lemon Whitening Mask

This mask is more suitable for people with oily skin because lemons contain quite harsh acids that remove dark spots perfectly but also can dry out the skin very quickly.

You will need:

  1. 20 ml of lemon juice (approx. 1 tablespoon);
  2. 50 g of floral honey
  3. Mix the ingredients and soak a thin napkin or a Compressed sheet mask. I buy mine here.
  4. After a quarter of an hour, remove the compress and wash the skin with cool water.
  5. Finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

Milk-based Whitening Masks

Milk is white, so it makes the skin white! This is not a joke. Whitening masks based on this product have a very gentle, yet powerful effect.

The easiest option is to take a handful of oats (ground or rolled) and mix them with 50 ml of plain milk. Apply the paste onto the face and leave for 15 min.

Another recipe:

  1. 1 tablespoon of blue clay (you can take another kind of clay, but blue clay has the best whitening effect)
  2. Mix it with milk 2-3- tablespoons of milk
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and finish off with your favorite serum and moisturizer.

If you are interested in more blue clay face mask recipes, discover them here.

Turmeric Whitening Mask

Turmeric is not only a well-known seasoning but also a cosmetic ingredient with antioxidant and whitening effect. At home, turmeric can be used to whiten dark spots, acne spots, freckles. We already discussed the amazing benefits of turmeric for glowing skin, so here is just one extra mask recipe:

You will need:

  1. 1 tbsp. of thick natural yogurt;
  2. 1 tbsp. of turmeric;
  3. 5 tsp. ground orange peel
  4. Repeat this mask 1-2 times per week for 7 to 10 days

Yogurt and other fermented milk products contain lactic acid, which gently exfoliates the surface layer of the epidermis, thus smoothing the relief and skin tone. It also contains proteins, amino acids, vitamin B, which promote skin hydration and increase cellular activity.

Turmeric and orange peel are rich in vitamin C, which is known for its antioxidant properties. They even out the tone of the face, help lighten freckles, dark spots, acne spots.

Remember that after any bleaching and exfoliating procedures, the face should be protected from UV exposure with SPF cream.

Disclaimer: The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice; the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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