coconut oil for skin brightening

    As we age our skin transforms just like our body which, to a great extent is affected by our diet, the extreme usage of chemical products but most notably it depends on the external environmental factors that leaves a negative influence on your skin. The more time you squander out in the sun, the more skin problems you tend to undergo such as having tanned skin, developing dark spots, uneven skin tone, and several other problems caused by harmful UV radiations. As a result, we plump for the products heavily loaded with chemicals instead of going for natural ingredients that can unravel our problem on the go.

    One of the main causes our skin usually darkens is because of the melanin, a skin pigment produced by melanocytes found in the basal cell layer of the skin which protects our skin from sun’s harmful UV rays by absorbing the radiation that increases melanin production, is caused by sunlight, not all sunlight is dangerous on a deeper level as long as you have proper protection but when your skin is overexposed to UV rays, which can cause sunburn. What happens is UV rays break through the outer skin layers and strike the deeper stratum of the skin, where they can harm or kill skin cells.

    Coconut oil is applauded for its moisturizing properties but you might not know that it is widely used for skin lightening properties. Coconut oil is not just effective but can also hoard your riches. Using coconut oil for skin brightening is a great way out for those who want to get rid of their darker uneven skin tone. So how does coconut oil will help you lighten your skin?

    As you know that coconut oil is made up of some fatty acids which endow your skin with positive results. On the other hand, coconut oil contains vitamin E that aids in providing your skin a radiant glow. Vitamin E helps in brightening the skin. It is an antioxidant that prevents the damage caused by free radicals, increases collagen production, and healing skin from sunburn. Whereas, vitamin E helps your skin remove suntan.

    Vitamin A found in coconut oil can be used for skin brightening. It also helps lighten sun-induced brown spots and boost skin radiance in two ways: First, by increasing and normalizing skin cell turnover, which helps you shed pigmented, damaged, and rough surface cells, making room for healthier cells and allowing light to bounce off more evenly. Secondly, retinoid may block an enzyme needed for melanin (pigment) production, further helping to deliver an even-toned, glowing complexion.

    With that being said, let us uncover some coconut oil homemade remedies to use for skin brightening.


    1. Coconut Oil with Lemon Juice

    Lemon being an antioxidant is a powerful ingredient that helps in skin brightening as it contains a higher concentration of vitamin C which impedes the formation of melanin production to disappear dark spots, uneven skin tone sunburn, and fade pigmentation.

    You will need:

    1. 10 droplets of lemon juice.

    2. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.


    1. Combine 10 droplets of lemon juice in a 2 tablespoon of coconut oil together.

    2. Stir well the ingredients mutually.

    3. Apply the mixture to the affected areas on your face and stroke circular motions for a few minutes.

    4. Leave it on your face for a maximum of 15 minutes.

    5. Subsequently, wash your face with Luke’s warm water.

    If you are going for the larger area use half of a lemon juice in a three tablespoon of coconut oil and repeat the same procedure. Apply this mixture two times a week before going to bed.

    2. Coconut Oil With Lemon And Honey

    Honey is known for its exfoliating properties which remove dead skin from your skin’s surface making your skin appear bright and give your skin a healthy glow. Due to having antioxidant properties, it protects our skin from harmful UV radiation which causes our skin to tan and age.

    You will need:

    1. 1 tablespoon of lemon.

    2. 1 tablespoon of honey.

    3. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.


    1. Mix one tablespoon each of lemon, honey, and coconut oil and mix all these ingredients.

    2. Apply the mixture to your face and neck area.

    3. Leave the face mask for 10 to 15 minutes.

    5. Then, rinse off with cold water and pat dry your face and neck using a clean towel.

    3. Coconut Oil With Turmeric

    Turmeric is well known for its ability to lighten skin due to the main compound found in turmeric called curcumin which holds anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protects our skin against free radicals and ease inflammation through nuclear factor-KB inhibition. It also brings down the production of melanin which helps our skin lighten dark skin tone and diminish dark spots.

    You will need: 

     1.2 tablespoons of turmeric powder.

    2. 2 tablespoons of flour powder.

    3. 1 tablespoon of raw honey.

    4. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.


    1. Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of flour powder.

    2. Muddle up it well until both the powder is completely mixed.

    3. Then add 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

    4. Swirl the added ingredients into a fine paste.

    5. Apply this paste over your affected area and let it sit for 20 to 25 minutes on your face.

    6. After that, wipe off your face with a warm wet cloth following by rinsing your face with cold water to make your pores clog. For best results use this paste regularly.

    4. Coconut Oil With Baking Soda

    Baking soda has a bleaching agent property that is an ideal ingredient to use for skin lightening. It also contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It counteracts acidic levels inside and out of the body by maintaining PH levels. Baking soda help slough off dead skin cell leaving your skin moisturized and whiten your dark skin since it works as an exfoliator.

    You will need:

    1. 1 tablespoon of baking soda.

    2. 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.

    3. Few drops of tea tree oil.

    4. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.


    1. Pour one tablespoon of baking soda into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to it.

    2. Combine the ingredients well together.

    3. Then squeeze several drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

    4. Mix all the ingredients till you get a smooth paste.

    5. Apply the paste all over your tanned skin; leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.

    6. Massage your face in circular motions. Lastly, wash your face with cold water and pat dry your face.

    Apply this face pack twice or thrice a week as baking soda is an alkaline substance it is not advised for you to use baking soda daily on your face

    5. Coffee And Coconut Oil

    Coffee aids in revitalizing blood flow and removing all the dead skin cells and impurities from your skin making your skin look smoother and brighter. Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, when applied to the skin it shields your skin against dark spots sunspots and removes suntan. It also lightens your skin pigmentation.

    You will need:

     1. 2 tablespoons of coffee powder.

     2.1 tablespoon of sugar.

     3. 1 tablespoon of aloe Vera gel.

     4. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.


    1. Mix up two tablespoons of coffee powder and one tablespoon of sugar.

    2. Then, add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and one tablespoon of coconut oil.

    3. Combine all the ingredients well.

    4. Apply the mixture to your face and neck and scrub it for a few seconds.

    5. Subsequently, leave the face pack for 10 minutes. Wash your face and neck.

    You can use this face mask once a week.


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