How to Make Your Skin Lightening Cream at Home

Making your own skin whitening at home isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you consider a skin whitening treatment. It is way more obvious to go pay the dermatologist a visit, take your prescription and head to the closest drug store. If you have to remove a dark spot, he may advise you to use laser technology to remove it, in which case it’s not the drug store but the clinic. No matter the nature of your skin issues, this whole process takes time and costs money. The worst part is you don’t have much control over the results because you don’t really know what you are paying for. You just trust your doctor, and most of the time you are right to do so. Or maybe you don’t even go to the doctor and pick your own skin lightening products, which is undoubtedly a risky approach for your health and could leave you with undesirable side effects.

But what if there was a better way to lighten your skin? A faster, more effective and less expensive way? Natural skin whitening treatments are best for several reasons. And it is not as complicated as you might think to follow a great treatment in the comfort of your home. In fact, is it very easy to make your own cream at home, and there are many simple cream recipes available to help you achieve the results you are looking for in whitening your skin or getting rid of uneven skin pigmentation. These home-made creams are made of fruits, vegetables, leaves, seeds and other natural products that you may already have in your kitchen pantry.

So what ingredients can you use to make an effective skin whitening cream?


Honey is highly recommended in the prevention of skin conditions and can be found in several natural skin whitening recipes. In fact, honey is known for its anti-septic properties and contains skin-preserving anti-oxidants. It is great for:

Treating and preventing acne

Creating a glow because it is extremely moisturizing and soothing

Clarifying skin by opening up pores, making them easy to unclog

Slowing down aging with its powerful anti-oxidants

It can be mixed with other ingredients to make skin whitening creams but can also be used alone in many different ways: mask, cleanser, exfoliator, or even bath.


Powdered milk is a great ingredient when it comes to skin lightening creams. Due to some enzymes it contains, milk is first an excellent exfoliator: it effectively removes the pigmented dead skin cells at the surface of your skin, which restores the even tone of your skin and helps lighten it. Milk is also an excellent cleanser and moisturizer like honey. It gives you more balanced skin, cleaning oily skin and yet providing moisturizing elements in dry skin. The benefits of milk can treat and prevent skin spots and irritations, and make your skin look more and more radiant.


Lemon juice is a base ingredient for many skin whitening creams and products in general. When used regularly, lemon juice applied on your skin will help you get a smooth complexion thanks to its exfoliating properties, and diminishing discolorations due to scars, age spots or other skin disorders. Mixed with other ingredients, it really is effective to whiten your skin fast so you should absolutely have it close by when you are making your home-made skin lightening cream.


Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in India for many purposes. Not only does it give taste and color to many indian dishes, it is also known for its powerful cosmetic properties. Among those properties, it inhibitates effectively the excessive secretion of melanine, the substance that gives skin its dark color, when you’ve been exposed to the sun too long for example. It can restore skin to its fair white coloration when applied regularly on the face and other parts of the body.

How do I make the skin whitening cream?

These 4 ingredients, and others like tomato or oatmeal, are great for whitening skin fast and naturally. But you can’t just mix them in a bowl in unknown proportions and hope for the right results. As I described, natural ingredients have many skin care benefits. You will want to focus on recipes that are dedicated to whitening your skin fast, which are specific. For example, Lemon and Turmeric are a powerful combination and very effective at lightening your skin.

Here is an example of recipe:

Take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and put them in a saucer

Add 2 tablespoons of warm water

Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour

Mix the ingredients thoroughly

Apply the resulting paste on the areas of your skin you want to whiten

Scrub those areas gently for 5 minutes

Let the paste dry on the skin and leave it for 20 minutes

When the paste is completely dry, gently wipe it off

Wash your skin with warm water.