Your skin gets its color from a pigment known as melanin. Skin tone turns dark due to few factors like UV rays, cosmetics, diet, hormonal imbalance, stress and dry skin.
Cosmetic industries manufacture skin lightening creams, but they are loaded with chemicals that can harm your sensitive skin. Though home remedies lack scientific evidence to back, people who tried gave positive feedback.
Mustard oil is an age old home remedy recommended by grannies for healthy skin. Apart from skin, you can use mustard oil for skin lightening, pimples, dry skin and for other skin disorders.
This pungent smelled oil is extracted from mustard seeds. Because of its healing activity you can use it for healthy hair, skin and body.
Benefits of Mustard Oil for Skin Lightening
Though cosmetic creams allure with their promising marketing lines, chemical ingredients in the cream cause side-effects. You must be realistic, don’t expect over night results by applying mustard oil. One of the best ways to keep your skin glow is to stay away from UV rays.
When you topically massage this oil, it improves blood circulation, restrains bacterial infection, stops fungal infection and helps to reduce body temperature.
How actually your skin turns dark?
There are many factors that lead to dark skin; hormonal imbalance is one among them. Excess production of melanin results in dark patches over various parts of the skin. Repeated exposure of sun rays and pregnancy also leave dark spots. This condition is popularly known as hyperpigmentation.
Though it’s a harmless skin condition, people out of cosmetic concern try to get rid of them. Though beauty cream, balanced diet and laser treatment can help you to achieve brightening skin (with side-effects), natural remedies is one the cost effective way recommended by many beauticians.
Instead of using mustard oil alone, experts recommend to blend it with other innate ingredients.
- Mix equal amount of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and saffron with mustard oil.
- Before applying it over the skin, wash your face and pat dry.
- Slightly massage the mask on the face and around the neck.
- Leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Else simply mix mustard oil with coconut oil and apply it over the face for 10 minutes. Vitamin C residing in this essential oil will protect the skin from harmful UV rays, rejuvenate the skin, post pone aging wrinkles and stimulate healing.
Add besan, curd and few lemon drops to mustard oil and mix thoroughly. Apply evenly and leave it to dry naturally. Use cold water to rinse the mask.
Did you ever use mustard oil for skin lightening? Did it work for you? Please share your views with us.