If you are looking for a way to lighten your skin but don’t want to spend a lot on expensive creams, read on to see how you can use yogurt for gentle skin whitening!
Yogurt is good for your skin when a part of a healthy diet. But did you know that yogurt contains something called lactic acid that can, if used over time, have a whitening effect on your skin? This is especially good news if you’re looking to lighten the appearance of acne scars or sun spots, or give your skin tone a brighter appearance, overall.
Lactic acid is used in a multitude of skincare products from moisturizers and acne treatments to exfoliators. Lactic acid has a mild bleaching and brightening effect on skin if used regularly. Applying yogurt to your skin will give you the benefits of lactic acid without the heavy price tag.
How to Lighten Your Skin
To use, apply plain, unsweetened yogurt to your clean skin. If regular yogurt is too runny for you, you can use Greek yogurt, which has a much thicker consistency and works well as a mask. Apply a generous layer of the yogurt and allow it to dry. Leave it on your skin for at least 30 minutes. You will feel the yogurt drying and start to tighten the skin, which can temporarily lead to firmer looking skin.
Use this treatment three times a week to start to see skin whitening effects, although your skin tone should appear more even and brighter after the very first use.