A lot of people are curious about how to lighten their skin without hydroquinone and this is because of the bad PR hydroquinone has gotten so far, even though it is just 2% of it that is being recommended for use by dermatologists.
Many people want to lighten their skin without hydroquinone because their skin tones have either gotten darker due to exposure to the sun or they used a cream that wasn’t okay for their skin tone also, there is this unpopular saying of “lighter skin type being more attractive than other skin types” I disagree though, but that’s not the point of this article.
So if “How can I lighten my skin without hydroquinone” is a question you have asked one time or sometime,
Here are 6 ways you can lighten your skin without hydroquinone
Papaya oil has to be one of the most popular and healthy ways to lighten your skin without side effects.
It contains vitamin C and Beta carotene that help to reduce dark spots and lighten the skin effectively while also delaying wrinkles and being a perfect exfoliator.
Papaya oil amongst all the other things you could use to lighten your skin without hydroquinone is very affordable and most likely not to cause breakouts on your skin.
But before you incorporate it into your skincare routines, I would advise that you apply a small portion on your arm or elbow overnight and see how it turns out the next morning before you start using it full-time.
To use papaya oil to lighten your skin, you could put it into your already existing body cream as long as its ingredients do not collide with that of the papaya oil.
Just like papaya oil, carrot oil is very popular for lightening the skin without hydroquinone too.
There are several methods of making carrot oil, but to prevent it from forming molds or having a moldy taste, It is made by grating clean carrots, dehydrating them in a professional dehydrator or food dryer, and soaking them for weeks in a carrier oil( coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil, etc), this is for the homemade ones or you could just buy bottles of carrot oil from a supermarket around you.
To lighten your skin with carrot oil, you could either use it directly on your skin or apply it to your body lotion or cup creams.
We know how effective rose water toners are in eliminating dark spots and toning the skin, rose oils are even more effective when it comes to toning the skin.
Also, rose oils serve as good wound-healing agents
You could also either apply rose oil directly on your skin to lighten your skin or add it to your body lotions before use.
Turmeric oil has properties that slow down the production of melanin, reduce hyperpigmentation, lighten the skin, and give it this natural glow.
One time I used a turmeric scrub for my armpit and in weeks I could see that it had lightened my dark armpits.
Turmeric oil is very effective for lightening but it lightens the skin gradually.
Glutathione is a popular anti-oxidant produced by the liver and also, and it is also a popular agent people use to bleach their skins.
There is oral glutathione mostly used for skin lightening and intravenous glutathione which are also antioxidants.
Glutathione can also be found in foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, avocado, potato, etc
Before you start using glutathione to lighten your skin, you should see this VIDEO
Vitamin C serums and oils are some of the best when it comes to lightening and brightening the skin. Some serums are oily-free and actual oils are made of vitamin C. Whichever one you choose to go for, you should note that if you have oily skin, oil-free serums are better and if you have dry skin or normal skin type, you should go for the ones with oil.
Vitamin C impedes melanin production, prevents aging, fades out dark spots, and generally lightens the skin.