Aloe Vera For Skin Whitening (19 Quick Home Remedies)


Products that people use in the aim of having flawless skin can have negative effects. Some fail to work, while others are pricey and have side effects.
Aloe Vera is all you need to achieve this look, and it cheap and very effective.

Is Aloe Vera Really Effective For Skin Whitening?

Aloe vera consists of 150 nutritional components that include minerals, enzymes, lignins, salicylic acids, saponins, sterols, amino acids and anthraquinones.
  • Aloe vera contains 96 – 97% water, it hydrates the skin without clogging the pores.
  • Anti-oxidants like zinc, magnesium and selenium repairs and protect the skin from damage caused by pollution, harsh chemicals and sun.
  • The minerals and vitamins present in aloe will lessen the pigmentation by reducing melanin production in the skin.
  • It reduces oil, sebum content, while soothes and moisturizes the skin.
  • The presence of amino acids combined with anti-oxidants help in reloading the collagen and elastin of the skin.

Home Remedies For Skin Whitening

1. Aloe Vera

  • Cut the aloe vera leaf into half, scoop out the gel and smash with fork.
  • Apply the gel over the skin and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water.
  • Apply aloe vera gel 2 twice daily.

2. Aloe Vera With Rose Water

This combination helps to reduce the pigmentation caused by pollution and dirt.
  • Mix freshly extracted aloe vera gel and rose water.
  • Apply this mixture on the skin then rinse with water when dried.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric or a few drops of almond oil to attain extra benefits.
  • Repeat this process once in 2 days.

3. Aloe Vera With Honey And Turmeric

In this combination, aloe vera hydrates the skin, honey nourishes the skin and turmeric lightens the skin.
  • Make a paste by combining aloe vera gel, a pinch of turmeric and honey.
  • Apply this paste over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Follow this process 2 – 3 times a week.

4. Aloe Vera And Lemon

Lemons have natural bleaching (skin lightening) properties which lighten the skin, and aloe vera hydrates and nourishes the skin.

Method 1:

  • Scoop out the gel from an aloe vera leaf.
  • Extract the juice from 2 lemons.
  • Combine aloe vera gel and lemon juice.
  • Thoroughly cleanse the area and apply a thin layer of the mixture on the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • You can store the remaining mixture in the refrigerator for 1 week.
  • Repeat this process daily.

Method 2: Fuller’s Earth And Honey

Fuller’s earth extracts oil and honey soothes the skin.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons fuller’s earth, juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Rinse it off with water when dried.
  • Follow this process once a week.

5. Aloe Vera With Tomato And Orange Lentil

Tomato contains natural bleaching (skin lightening) properties, orange lentil clears excess oil and aloe vera hydrates the skin.
  • Soak orange lentil over night and blend it to fine paste in the morning. Or alternatively you can use store brought orange lentil powder.
  • Extract the gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Grate out the pulp from 1/2 a tomato.
  • Mix orange lentil (powder or paste), aloe vera gel and tomato pulp together.
  • Apply this paste over the skin for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
  • Repeat this process 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Or add a little ginger juice or coconut oil to the mixture.

6. Aloe Vera And Cucumber

Natural bleaching properties of cucumber lighten the skin and aloe vera hydrates the skin.

Method 1: Yogurt

In this combination, the lactic acid present in yogurt exfoliates the skin.
  • Mix freshly extracted aloe vera gel, cucumber paste or juice and yogurt.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 30 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • You can also add honey to the mixture and follow the same process.
  • Follow this method 2 – 3 times a week.

Method 2: Oatmeal

Oatmeal soaks up the excess oil, dirt, dead cells and sebum from the skin.
  • Blend aloe vera gel, oatmeal and cucumber together.
  • Apply this blended mixture over the skin and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water by gently scrubbing in a circular motion.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

Method 3: Cottage Cheese And Dates

  • Grind 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, some cottage cheese, cucumber, dates and lemon juice to make a fine paste.
  • Refrigerate it for 15 minutes.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 – 20 minutes, rinse off with water.
  • Repeat the process once a week.

Method 4:  Green Tea And Avocado

The presence of anti-oxidants in each ingredient makes this an effective remedy to reduce pre-mature aging.
  • Mash 1/4 each of avocado pulp and a cucumber.
  • Add 1 teaspoon each of aloe vera gel and green tea water.
  • Stir well and apply this paste over the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process 2 – 3 times a week.

7. Aloe Vera And Mango

This combination makes an amazing pack that helps to refresh, detoxify and remove impurities from the skin.
  • Blend some mango pieces and mix with aloe vera gel.
  • Apply this over the skin and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with water.
  • Repeat the process 3 times a week.

8. Aloe Vera And Almonds

Almond helps to treat damaged skin and prevents rapid aging.
  • Soak almonds overnight and blend them to make a fine paste.
  • Mix in aloe vera gel and apply on the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

9. Aloe Vera And Shea Butter

This method works wonders in restoring moisture and glow. It is beneficial for people with a combination skin type.
  • Mix freshly extracted aloe vera gel with Shea butter and apply over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Or add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the mixture and follow the same process.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times weekly.

10. Aloe Vera And Gram Flour

This combination repairs the damage caused by the sun and replenishes moisture content in skin cells.
  • Combine aloe vera gel and gram flour to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this paste over the skin.
  • After 15 – 20 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

 11. Aloe Vera And Orange Peel

This combination nourishes the skin and helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel in 1 tablespoon of orange juice.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process 2 – 3 times a week.

12. Aloe Vera And Sandalwood Powder

This process reduces skin tan caused by sun exposure and replenishes the skin cells.
  • Mix aloe vera gel and sandalwood powder to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water.
  • For quicker results, follow the process 3 times a week.

13. Aloe Vera And Rice Flour

This combination forms an excellent exfoliating pack which removes the dead skin in the safest way.
  • Mix 2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of rice flour.
  • Stir well and apply this pack over the skin until it is completely dry.
  • Rinse off with water by gently scrubbing in a circular motion.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

14. Aloe Vera And Neem

  • Dry and grind neem leaves.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon each of aloe vera gel, neem leaves powder and honey.
  • Apply this over the skin and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with water and pat dry.
  • Or use fresh neem leaves paste instead of neem leaves powder.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

15. Aloe Vera And Cabbage

  • Grind cabbage by adding some water.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of cabbage paste and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  • Wash the skin with lukewarm water and apply a thick coat of the mixture.
  • After 15 minutes, wash with cold water.
  • Repeat this process 3 times a week.

16. Aloe Vera And Apple

This combination not only lightens up the skin but also provides a glow and softness.
  • Mix equal quantities of apple juice and aloe vera gel.
  • Stir well and apply a thin coat of the mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process 3 times a week.

17. Aloe Vera And Vitamin E

This combination lightens the skin and also revives it.
  • Combine 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E.
  • Massage it over the skin using your hands.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes then rinse off with water.
  • Repeat this process once weekly.

18. Aloe Vera And Milk

This process makes an effective massaging cream for skin lightening.
  • Mix equal quantities of aloe vera gel and milk.
  • Stir well and gently massage this over the skin.
  • Let it rest overnight and rinse it off in the morning.
  • You can also soak saffron strands for few minutes in the milk and add this milk to aloe vera and follow the same process.
  • Apply this mixture daily before going to bed.

19. Aloe Vera And Fruits

  • Blend some fruits of your choice and add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 30 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process once a week.

Tips And Precautions:

  • Aloe vera gel gets spoiled when exposed to air and sunlight, so be quick and careful when extracting. As soon as you extract the gel, use it immediately.
  • It is important to remove the yellow liquid that oozes out while extracting the gel as it is toxic.
  • When aloe vera is directly applied, people with sensitive skin may experience irritation. So dilute with water and do a patch test first.
  • Aloe vera can be taken orally, but limit intake to 1 or 2 tablespoons per day.
  • Women who are pregnant, planning or breastfeeding women should avoid intake of aloe vera.
  • Children below 12 years should avoid the intake of aloe vera.
  • Always be hydrated and consume a proper diet.
Now it’s time to kick start your schedule of skin whitening with aloe vera.

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