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20+ Ways For How to Whiten Hands, Legs & Arms at Home: 2021

Summers are here!! and no matter how much we cover our skin and body from sunlight, there will still be some tanning, pigmentation, and darkness. But, that doesn’t mean that we will stop enjoying going out in the sun. RIGHT? You must have questions in your head like how to whiten hands, legs, and arms? How to remove suntan at home? How to remove tanning from the face and body? etc. etc…

But…. all your questions are covered in this article where we will share the best home remedies and products to treat your tanned skin.

NOTE: The quantities mentioned below may vary according to the area you want to use the remedies on.

Must Read: 35+ Tips For How to Remove Tanning: DIYs & Treatments 2020

Home Remedies to Whiten Arms, Hands & Legs at Home

1. Sea Salt + Lemon

Sea salt helps to remove dirt, grind, and dust from the skin keeping the pores clean. It also helps in repairing skin protective barrier that ultimately saves the skin from not getting tanned. However, lemon, as we all know is loaded with vitamin c and antioxidants. Vitamin C protects the skin from harmful UV rays and also helps with tanning and pigmentation. But, do not forget to do a patch test as lemon does not suit every skin type.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp sea salt.
  2. Squeeze half a lemon to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Apply on the areas that are tanned or pigmented.
  5. Rub gently.
  6. Wash off with normal water.
  7. Repeat once a week.

2. The Glow Mask

This glow mask includes several ingredients which are good for de-tanning the skin. The ingredients are gram flour, wild turmeric, coconut oil, rose water, lemon, and raw milk. Starting with gram flour, it helps in removing dead skin cells very gently. Also, it is very beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin. The next ingredient is wild turmeric which makes this mask antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Coconut oil, as we all know is good for skin lightening and brightening. However, rose water is used to make this mask soothing and calming. Lemon juice helps in removing the tan and pigmentation. And, the last ingredient, raw milk. It contains lactic acid which helps in peeling the dead skin gently without irritating the skin.

How to Use?

  1. Take 2 tbsp gram flour.
  2. Add 1/2 tbsp wild turmeric powder, 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil, 1 tbsp rose water, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp raw milk.
  3. Mix everything well.
  4. Apply the mask to the wet body.
  5. Let it dry.
  6. Wash off with lukewarm water.
  7. Repeat twice a week.

3. Rice Flour + Yoghurt

Rice flour helps in reducing UV damage. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin free from acne and pimples. It may be a little drying on the skin but using it once a week regularly will treat sun damage and tanning. While, yogurt, is a very popular de-tanning ingredient. It is rich in lactic acid which helps to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. This is one of the most effective ways for how to whiten arms, hands, legs, and face.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp rice flour.
  2. Add 1 tbsp thick yoghurt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Apply on your hands, legs and arms or wherever you feel like using it.
  5. Let it dry.
  6. Wash off with normal water.
  7. Repeat once a week.

4. The Coffee Mask

The caffeine present in coffee is perfect for skin healing. It is loaded with antioxidants which helps in skin repairing especially from sun damage. But, we will make this mask even more amazing by adding some other ingredients like yogurt, tomato juice, and rice flour. We have already told you the benefits of these ingredients in the above points.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp yogurt.
  2. Add 1 tbsp coffee powder and 1 tsp tomato juice.
  3. Now add 1 tsp rice flour.
  4. Add rose water and mix everything until a smooth paste is formed.
  5. Apply on damp face/body for 10 minutes.
  6. Wash off with normal water.
  7. Repeat every alternate day.

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5. Orange Peel + Yogurt

Orange peel powder, as we all know, is loaded with vitamin c and antioxidants. It is very effective in dealing with tanned and sun burnt skin. While, yogurt is filled with lactic acid which helps in gently exfoliate the skin keeping the skin clean and healthy. But, you should always do a patch test before using orange peel powder as it is a little strong.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp orange peel powder and 1 tbsp yogurt.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Apply on the areas you are tanned.
  4. Leave it for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash off by gently exfoliating.
  6. Repeat once or twice a week.

6. The Cooling Mask

To make this awesome cooling mask, you just need three ingredients i.e. rose water, lemon juice and glycerine. This will turn into a liquid mask or toner whatever you want to call you it. But, it is recommended to not use it on your face before doing a patch test as lemon juice is very acidic can burn your face badly. So, use it only on your body after doing a patch test. This is one of the most effective ways for how to whiten arms, hands and legs.

How to Use?

  1. Mix 1 tbsp rose water, 1 tbsp glycerine and 1/2 tsp lemon juice together.
  2. Dip a cotton ball into the solution and apply on the tanned and pigmented areas.
  3. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with normal water.
  5. Repeat everyday (Not on the face).

7. Sandalwood Powder + Water

Sandalwood powder has been used by women from ancient times for beauty purposes. It is very effective in making the skin bright and white by removing all the dirt and impurities. It is also beneficial in treating acne and pimples. But, make sure that use good quality sandalwood powder as the market is filled with low-quality and fake sandalwood powder which can ruin your skin. This is a very effective solution for how to whiten arms, hands, legs, and face.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp sandalwood powder.
  2. Add 1/2 tbsp water to it.
  3. Mix well and form a thick paste.
  4. Apply on the areas you want to brighten and whiten.
  5. Leave it until it is dried completely.
  6. Wash off.
  7. Repeat every alternate day.

8. Fuller’s Earth + Water

Fuller’s earth is very beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin. But, it also does wonders for dry and sensitive skin so overall this is perfectly suitable for all skin types. Fuller’s earth is very good for acne and tanned skin. With regular use, you may see a huge difference in skin texture and complexion. Also, it is very safe to use.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp fuller’s earth powder.
  2. Add water or rose water to it.
  3. Make a nice paste out of it.
  4. Apply evenly all over the face and body.
  5. Let it semi-dry.
  6. Wash off with normal water.
  7. Repeat once a week for maximum results.

9. The Glow Mask

To make this glow mask at home, you need five ingredients and all of the ingredients mentioned are very effective in treating tanned and pigmented skin. We first need milk powder, which is rich in lactic acid. It detoxify the pores keeping the skin clean and bright. Next ingredient is honey which acts as a soothing agent in this mask. Honey helps in soothing irritated skin. Next is gram flour which is very good for removing excess oil from the face and brightens the face instantly. This is the reason why women use this ingredient since ancient times. And the last two ingredients are lemon juice and raw milk. However, lemon juice is an optional ingredient as not everyone can handle lemon juice on their face. While, raw milk as we all know is very beneficial for skin. It helps in cleaning the skin very nicely.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp of milk powder and 1 tbsp gram flour.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add 1/2 tbsp honey to it.
  4. Add 4-5 drops of lemon juice if it suits you.
  5. Now, mix 1 tbsp of raw milk.
  6. Make a smooth paste.
  7. Apply on damp face and body.
  8. Let it dry.
  9. Wash off after 15 minutes.
  10. Repeat twice a week.

10. Brown Sugar + Honey

Brown sugar is one of the best natural exfoliators. It brightens the skin instantly. It also has anti-bacterial properties that keeps the skin free from acne and pimples. However, honey as discussed above is very good for skin. It is one of the best ways for how to whiten arms, hands, legs and face.

How to Use?

  1. Take 1 tbsp brown sugar.
  2. Add 1 tbsp organic honey to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Exfoliate gently for 1 minute on the areas you want to de-tan.
  5. Use this once a week.

11. Oil Massage

Yes, you heard it right. Oil massage can also help in whitening arms, hands and legs. This method is not recommended for face as oil massage on face can lead to breakouts. So, if you want to whiten your body then you can use oil massage. BUT which oil? Well, there ae certain oils which are good for removing pigmentation, tanning, darkness and dullness. The oils you can use are coconut oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, marula oil, sandalwood oil and pomegranate oil.

How to Use?

  1. Take any of the above mentioned oil.
  2. Massage it all over the body except the face.
  3. Massage generously for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Take a shower.
  5. Do this everyday.
  6. This will make your skin soft and smooth plus brightened.

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12. Curd & Honey

Curd and honey is a great and easy-to-make face mask. We have already discussed the properties of these two ingredients in the above points.

How to Use?

  1. Mix 1 tbsp curd with 1 tbsp honey.
  2. Make a paste.
  3. Apply it all over the face.
  4. Let it dry.Wash off with lukewarm water.
  5. Repeat one or twice a week.

13. Cucumber

Cucumbers are very soothing for the skin. Using cucumber juice or gel on the skin helps in calming irritated and inflamed skin. If you have sensitive skin then this should be a holy grail for you. However, consuming cucumber on an everyday basis can also help in soothing the skin.

How to Use?

  1. Extract cucumber juice.
  2. Freeze it and use it on the areas you want to de-tan and whiten.
  3. If you have sensitive skin then dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply it all over.
  4. This will help.
  5. Do this twice a day.

14. Papaya and Honey

Papaya has some enzymes which are very good for treating skin concerns like tanning, pigmentation, and dullness. Using a papaya mask once a week will not only brighten the skin but will also repair damaged skin. While honey, as we have already discussed, is very soothing and calming for the skin. This is one of the most effective remedies for how to whiten arms, hands, and legs.

How to Use?

  1. Mash some papaya pieces into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp honey to it.
  3. Mix well and make a paste.
  4. Apply it all over the body.
  5. Wait for 15 minutes.
  6. Wash off with lukewarm water.

15. Pineapple

Pineapple is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C which is very effective for skin repairing. You should add pineapple to your diet if you want to brighten your skin.

How to use?

  1. Mash some pineapple pieces into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp honey to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Apply on the areas you want to whiten and brighten like arms, hands, legs, and face.
  5. Leave it for about 10 minutes.
  6. Wash off with normal water.
  7. Do not forget to do a patch test before using anything on the face.

Best Products to Whiten Arms, Hands & Legs

16. MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Body Scrub

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17. O3+ D-TAN Professional Pack

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18. MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Body Polishing Oil

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19. Mamaearth Ubtan Face Mask For Skin Brightening

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20. Mamaearth Ubtan Body Scrub with Turmeric & Saffron for Tan Removal

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21. Kama Ayurveda Nalpamaradi Thailam Skin Brightening Treatment

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22. Aztec Secret- Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay

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These are some amazing home remedies and products that can help in whitening and brightening your arms, hands and legs. But, as mentioned already, make sure to do a patch test before using any of the above mentioned remedy as your skin might be allergic to any of the ingredient and can lead to severe issues. Also, do a patch test before using the products too.

*Do not forget to use a sunscreen everyday to prevent further skin damage*

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