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Your lifestyle can help lighten your skin!

Did you know that a variety of lifestyle changes can make your skin dull, lifeless and even darker? While no amount of skin whitening treatment will be able to give you lighter skin than you were born with, unhealthy habits will darken your skin further. While there are several debates about the best fairness cream and how they actually work, natural treatments work the best. And, apart from packs and ingredients that can lighten your skin, lifestyle changes play a big role too! Here are a few skin whitening tips that you can use to restore your skin to its natural, light shade.

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Keep yourself protected!

The weather outside can be really harsh on your skin, whether it’s darkening it or damaging it. Wear a hat when you’re outdoors to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun and remember to use sunscreen every day, even when it’s not sunny outside.

Get a little activity

Exercise makes you sweat, which removes the toxins clogging your pores. It also helps to tighten and tone your skin, which makes it glow and boosts oxygen and blood flow. When all this is combined, your skin looks healthier and naturally fairer than if you’re inactive. Remember that yoga works better than any skin whitening treatment, since the controlled breathing and de-stressing abilities help lighten your skin.

yoga + waterHydrate yourself

Sometimes, it’s not the colour of the skin that makes it appear darker, but the quality! If your skin is dehydrated, it will look dull and sallow. To bring the colour back into your skin, you don’t have to pick a fairness cream or skin whitening soap. All you need to do is drink enough water! Your skin will be refreshed, glowing and fairer in no time.

Eat correctly

Did you know that carotenoid-rich food can actually help you get a tan? The properties in the food give your skin a warmer glow. To get a lighter, fairer tone, foods like potato and lemon are perfect – whether you’re consuming them or applying them on your face as a pack. Remember that a balanced diet is your best bet though!

shutterstock_144889729Maintain a good routine

Remember that a bad skin routine will also change the colour of your skin. Make sure that you wash your face at least three times a day, and indulge in a little exfoliation a few times a week. Exfoliation is a process that helps to lighten your skin because it scrubs away dead skin cells. Remember not to chaff yourself though!