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Coconut oil skin whitening

We get our color because of the pigment melanin. The greater the production of melanin the darker the skin. Over a period of time our skin gets exposed to the suns UV rays. The UV rays increases the production of melanin which results in the formation of dark spots. Coconut oil for skin whitening is a way by these dark spots can be treated.

How exactly does coconut oil good for whitening the skin is discussed below.

Coconut oil is known for its hydrating properties. This will keep your skin moisturized and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, which will in turn make you look younger.

Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid, which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that improve your immune system and reduce irritation and skin infections.

Coconut oil can also protect your skin against the suns UV rays. These UV rays as mentioned above are responsible for hyperpigmentation.

Coconut oil when used with other whitening products can reduce the appearance of age spots and whiten the skin. Coconut oil is known for its skin whitening properties.

But you must know like all home remedies coconut oil will also take it’s time. Below we have three home remedies for skin whitening.

Use coconut oil directly

Coconut oil provides excellent results in skin brightening. You need to do the following. Add enough coconut oil to your fingers. Apply the oil to areas on your skin where there is uneven skin tone. Massage till the oil is absorbed. Do this at night time.

Let the oil act on your dark spots over the night. Rinse the oil with lukewarm water in the morning.  Do this every night till you get the desired result.
You can also add coconut oil to your water during bath and enjoy its brightening effect on your skin.

Lemon juice and coconut oil

Lemon juice is known for its astringent or skin whitening properties. Mixing a few drops with coconut oil will make the mixture more effective to deal with dark spots.

Add a few drops of freshly extracted lemon juice to two tablespoon of virgin coconut oil. Mix well. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on your clean face before going to bed. Let it remain on your face for 15 minutes. Finally rinse with lukewarm water. Apply this mixture regularly till you start to see changes on your skin.

You can also alter this home remedy to make a paste out of it. Add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to make a paste. Apply this paste as a skin mask and rinse after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.

Alternatively, you can mix one tablespoon of coconut oil, two teaspoons of raw honey, and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. This will give you a thick mixture. Clean your skin and apply this where you have uneven skin texture. Rinse with cold water after 15 minutes.

Coconut oil with turmeric powder

Turmeric has a compound called curcumin. This compound is responsible for regulating melanin production. Thus it proved an even complexion. Coconut oil along with skin whitening is an excellent moisturizer. As a result this combination is ideal for whitening dry skin. To prepare this mask you will have to do the following.

You need to ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder. Add it to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Now add some flour and a small tablespoon of raw honey. Stir all the ingredients in a bowl till you get a paste. Apply this paste over your dark spots.

Wait for around 20 minutes. Then wipe off with a warm damp cloth. Rinse with cold water to close the pores. By applying this paste on a regular basis you will start to see changes in your dark discoloured skin.

Another alternative to the above is to mix one or two teaspoons of turmeric powder with sufficient amounts of coconut oil to make a fine paste. Apply it to areas of black or uneven skin tone. Leave it for a few minutes at night and wash be lukewarm water.

Similarly, you can mix the puree of ½ ripe banana with a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir well and apply to your clean face as a facial mask. After 15 to 20 minutes, rinse the area with cool water.

In conclusion

Coconut oil skin whitening can help you to get rid of dark spots on your face. You can use our home remedies to get good results.

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