Flaxseed Oil for Skin Lightening – 3 Homemade Recipes

Natural ingredients do wonders over the skin. Stay tuned, you’ll learn about benefits of flaxseed for skin lightening.


Yes, we all are reluctant to show dark spots over the skin. Every one of us desire to have flawless and glowing skin.

While there are many beauty creams claiming to do so, there are cases where people developed contact dermatitis after using them. This is the reason why most people opt for natural home remedies.

Apart from being cost effective, I love home remedies because they are from nature. On other hand, most ingredients in the cosmetic products are synthetic or chemically extracted.

And no one in the world would like to apply a chemical filled cream over his/her skin. Would you?

Why is Flaxseed Good for Skin?

These tiny seeds are power house for exceptional nutrients. It has been used extensively to treat various health ailments like cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, cancer and digestive issues.

  • Omega-3 fatty acid helps to get rid of dry patches over the skin. It also reduces inflammation caused by acne and other chronic skin ailments.
  • Clinical reports state that omega-3 fatty acid can reduce scaling and protect skin from UV rays. (1)
  • Topical application and ingesting of flax seeds will fade dark spots, improve complexion and skin texture.
  • Impurities and dead cells piled over the skin can be cleansed by topical application of this oil.
  • Vitamin C can enhance collagen production and avoid premature aging wrinkles.
  • Nutrients like magnesium, protein, fiber, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, omega -3 fatty acid and other minerals residing in flaxseed oil can effectively help to obtain glowing skin.

How to Use Flaxseed Oil for Skin Lightening?

Apart from being inexpensive and effective, what allures me about home remedies are, their easy to use recipes.

Wash your face, pat dry and massage with flaxseed oil.

As simple as that

Same recipe will not work for everyone. So, you’re free to play with other innate ingredients to suit your skin type.

And please don’t expect me to share all the possible recipes here. However, I’ll include most effective recipes.

Recipe #1 – Cleanse and Moisturize


Flaxseed oil can unclog blocked skin pores and exfoliate your skin. Wash your face with water and pat dry with soft cloth.

Massage flaxseed oil over the skin in circular motion and after few minutes, use cotton ball to wipe the oil.

After cleansing, you can use any other natural remedy or flaxseed oil itself.

It’s not important that you must apply the oil right after cleansing. Best time to apply it as a moisturizer is before going to bed.

After dinner, wash your face and apply this innate ingredient over the face and rinse it off in the morning. Regularly apply flaxseed for skin lightening.

Recipe #2 Body Scrub

For an enticing look, not just face you must pamper your whole body. Over the time when you ignore, your hands and legs become dry with dull look.

Yes, it eats your precious time. But, it pays off.

Take 2 tablespoons of coffee powder, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of raw honey in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil to the paste and mix thoroughly.

Apply the paste over the body, concentrate on hands, legs, neck and face. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.

Recipe #3 Flax Seeds for Skin Lightening

Grind flax seeds to obtain fine powder. Add 1 tablespoon of besan/gram flour and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to flaxseed powder.

Add rose water or distilled water to make thick paste.

Wash your face and pat dry. Now, apply the face mask over the skin evenly and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

Assorted nutrients in these innate ingredients treat skin ailments and give you a lightening skin.

Alternatively, you can mix flax seeds powder with yogurt for glowing skin.


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