Skin Lightening Tips?

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I'm 33 yrs old. My dream is to make my skin white. I have a brown complexion. Does anyone have some cheap suggestions for ways to do this at home?


By Jessica P.

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February 25, 20130 found this helpful

First, there is no way you can do that without risking "ruin". Older methods could ruin your kidneys and of course never worked that well.

But you can, brighten your natural complexion so your skin is soft and has a good glow. Once or twice a week take a lemon slice and rub your skin with it and let dry. Rinse after 10 minutes. Once or twice a month take 3 plain aspirins and crush them well. Dab at the crushed powder with a barely damp washcloth or baby wipe and rub your face with the powder. Leave 10 minutes again and rinse. The rest of the days wipe your face with a solution of 1 cup water and 2 teaspoons liquid glycerine which you will find in the pharmacy near Witch Hazel which you can add to the glycerine solution if you like.


I don't know where you live, but these things aren't too expensive. Glycerine is found in the Walmart pharmacy area by witch hazel an rubbing alcohol, peroxide. There are glycerine products used for constipation. This is not that use. This is for soothing skin and keeping it moist and smooth. The same mixture can also be used as a hair detangler, which I use on my great granddaughter's hair.

Another thing to do to bring your skin to life is use a mild soap, without scent. Put some salad oil on your face, and make a bowl of fairly warm water. Splash skin with water and soap with hands, not washcloth. Rinse about 20 times and pat dry. If you prefer that, skip the glycerine routine as using the oil and glycerine treatments are likely to be just too much and cause breakouts. The glycerine never will by itself though. You won't need lotions or any face cream if using the glycerine solution.


What does the lemon or aspirin routine do? It will gradually get rid of old/dead skin cells and leave moist, new skin on the top, and people will just notice your skin is looking alive and healthy.

If you live in a very hot climate, you could use a hat, or a baby sunscreen.

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February 27, 20130 found this helpful

This isn't a whitening tip, just a general comment. White skin isn't all that lovely. As you age it becomes blotchier, more likely to develop skin cancer, and generally a person tends to look like a dead body unless wearing makeup. And you may spend a small fortune on cosmetic coverups which change with sun exposure and the seasons.
If you have a nice, even complexion, be grateful!


Eat healthy, hold your head up high, and be proud of whom you are.
When you hit your 50's, your skin will whiten on it's own.

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March 4, 20130 found this helpful

As a "whitey" with desire to have darker skin, I obviously do not understand your desire.

But it is your desire!

I find those old lady makeups helpful. (Porcelana burned my skin.) Use of any BB makeup base is fantastic. It evened out a dark spot I had. Sometimes when I am just around the house I don't put on makeup and the spot is not visable. Good luck!

FYI, I am an old lady.

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December 17, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry, but unless you were pale as a toddler, you cannot get any whiter! If you were than its hard to get rid of your tan, because like me, you probably have a annoying permanent tan.


Just stay out of the sun and regularly exfoliate.

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