Exposure to harsh sunlight can get your skin damaged and also excess melanin production cant be ruled out most especially for Africans, the hyperpigmentation process is usually due to your skin sensitivity to sun damage and you tend to see dark spots, blemishes, skin discoloration, and even scars on your skin. If you are worried about this you don’t have to as there are ways to get rid of that which leads us to how to make organic lightening cream in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, most people prefer to use organic lightening creams mainly because the other types of lightneing creams are not safe for skin health. The normal cosmetic lightening cream is made from chemicals and other bleaching agents and they can be carcinogenic in nature i.e can cause cancer.
Now you see the reason to steer clear of those lightening creams you see in the market and go for the organic ones which are safe and with no negative effect on your skin health.
Dangers of Using Chemical Lightening Creams
We already mentioned that most of the lightening creams you see in the market are not safe for use, they are responsible for various skin issues as they were made from dangerous chemicals.
To further explain this you need to know that they are made from two inorganic ingredients which are mercury and hydroquinone and according to research these ingredients can be so harmful and fatal.
Using everything that is natural is always the best and this is applicable to every other cosmetics product, they have been proven to be very effective and safe.
Natural ingredients absorb harmful Ultraviolet radiations (UV rays) from the sun and also they reduce or even prevent the production of melanin which is the cause of skin coloration.
The main reason why you are advised to opt for organic lightening creams is that they are easy to get, inexpensive, natural, and very effective.
Ingredients Needed in Making Organic Lightening Cream
The following are the ingredients you need to make organic lightening cream:
- 1 teaspoon of organic honey
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
- A pinch of tumeric powder
- 4 sweet almonds / 6 grams of almond flour
- Half cup of plain youghurt
As you can see they are natural ingredients which is effective in lightening your skin without any side effect.
How To Make Natural Organic Lightening Cream
Step 1: Grind 6 whole almonds in a food processor until they are very smooth and into a white powder, thorough grinding will result in almond butter.
Step 2: Mix the powder with the yoghurt, turmeric powder, honey and lemon juice in a bowl and stir till all is well blended together.
Step 3: Cover and place the blended cream in a refridgerator and remember that this has a shelf life of 7 days.
Now that you have a well-prepared lightening cream you are expected to apply it every night, massage the cream on your body thoroughly before you go to bed and observe the changes every day.
The cream has almond in it which is an antioxidant because of its Vitamin E content, this prevents your skin from sun damage which could lead to skin discolouration. We advise you use the cream every night before going to bed so that it has enough time to work on your skin to prevent any UV rays during the day.
On the other hand, Yoghurt is rich in lactic acid which helps the skin exfoliation process and lightens dark spots by fading any unwanted spot away.
Honey is known to be an organic anti-oxidant, it will help prevent your skin from sun damage which can give your skin a dark colour.
Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C which reduces the production of melanin, melanin is what gives the skin its colour.
Lemon Whitening Cream
Here are the ingredients to make lemon whitening cream:
- 1 cup of organic yoghurt (Unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 3 drops of rose water
How To Make Lemon Whitening Cream
Step 1: Mix your lemon juice together with the yoghurt i.e you add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of organic yoghurt in an empty bowl then sir evenly.
Step 2: Add the rose water to the mixture and close tightly then refrigerate just as the previous method.
You are asked to refrigerate mainly because of the yoghurt so as to maintain a cold temperature and stay fresh for 1 – 2 weeks.
After this, you need to always apply the mixture in the evening or night before going to bed and you can then wash it off with warm water in the morning.
How To Make Organic Lightening Cream From Shea Butter & Essential Oil
Below are the essential oils that are well suited for organic lightening cream:
- Organic neem oil
- Organic carrot oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Organic sandalwood oil
- Organic pineapple extract oil
- Organic virgin coconut oil
- Organic papaya oil
- Organic turmeric oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Add the coconut oil and shea butter in a bowl for mixing
- Melt the two together with the use of a microwave or just boil.
- After it has been melted together you need to add the essential oils and stir properly.
- Cover and place in the refridgerator for close to 1 hour and make sure the mixture has hardened a little.
- Now you can remove it from the fridge and start whipping till its fluffy then its ready for use.
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I hope with this we have been able to teach you how to make organic lightening cream in Nigeria, if you encounter any issues kindly make use of the comment box below.