DIY Face Mask for Skin Lightening
Everyone, especially girls, dreams of naturally fair skin, free of blemishes or dark spots. But different circumstances like sun damage or acne scars give our skin some dark spots and uneven tone. Here’s a DIY face mask recipe you can make and use in the comfort of your home. Why don’t you try some licorice and aloe DIY face mask for skin lightening?
1 Tbsp powdered licorice
1 Tbsp aloe vera gel
- Take a small and mix the ingredients until they form a paste.
- Apply the paste to the skin areas with dark spots caused by the sun or acne scars.
- Leave the mask on for 30-35 minutes before rinsing off.
Licorice lightens the skin naturally. This is because it contains an ingredient called glabridin. Glabridin inhibits skin pigmentation. Skin redness will be visible on your first use of licorice and aloe gel face mask but will eventually subside after 1-2 days. Skin’s renewal process takes time, so it would take around one month for the skin to lighten. Consistent use of a licorice mask is recommended for at least 28 days before you start to see results.
Benefits of Licorice Roots on Skin
Reduce Dark Spots
Most skin whitening creams contain licorice because they can restore skin to lighter colors when applied to skin’s darkened areas. Licorice is beneficial if you suffer from hyperpigmentation or melasma. It is also safe for sensitive skin to treat dark spots as you can lighten your skin without using harmful chemicals. Glabridin also stops the skin from darkening after sun exposure. Interestingly licorice also contains some UV blocking enzymes, so it helps to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun. It blocks melanin production and evens out skin tone.
Licorice Reduce Inflammation
Licorice has anti-inflammatory properties, so it treats several conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It helps to reduce swelling, itching, or the burning sensation caused by such conditions. Some patients suffering from eczema also drink licorice tea and apply licorice cream to reduce their symptoms.
Increase the Skin’s Elasticity
Licorice helps to stimulate elastin and collagen production, which makes the skin bouncier and more elastic. It also moisturizes and rehydrates the skin making it appear plumper and healthier.
Licorice Control Oil Production
Licorice helps to control oil production and therefore reduces acne. It also reduces any redness caused by rosacea and helps the skin to heal faster.
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