Dark skin on your body can be caused by numerous factors such as environmental pollution, medical conditions, dry skin, stress, unhealthy lifestyle or heavy use of chemical-ridden cosmetics. People want to have clear and spotless skin, and the market offers a variety of skin lightening products. However, they are expensive and often contain numerous chemicals which can do more harm than good.

Instead of using expensive skin-lightening creams and lotions, you should turn to natural remedies that can effectively brighten your skin. Try the following recipe and you will be amazed by the results!


A pinch of turmeric powder

Coconut oil

Lemon juice

Baking soda

Cucumber juice


It’s simple – just mix all the ingredients until you get a creamy paste.


Rub the paste on the darkened areas of your skin, then leave it to work for half an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water in the end, and repeat the treatment every day for best results.

Note: avoid exposure to direct sunlight for at least an hour or two after application. The lemon juice in the paste can make your skin extra sensitive, which is why you should never apply it on wounds.