How to Use Aloe Vera for Skin Lightening

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Aloe vera is known to grow in the harshest climates without any difficulty; maybe this is what gives it the qualities that have made it a potent ingredient in almost all skin whitening products! But why has Aloe vera been used in skin lightening products for so long?

Aloe vera contains certain chemicals called aloin and aloesin; these chemicals help destroy the present melanin of your skin and prevent its further formation, resulting in lighter skin! So how do I reap the benefits of aloe vera? Simply scroll down for seven  DIY techniques to help lighten your skin effectively! So let’s dive right into it!


Methods for Skin Whitening using Aloe Vera-

Methods for Skin Whitening using Aloe Vera-

Aloe vera alone is quite potent in helping you lighten your skin color but combining it with other ingredients means added nourishment for your skin! Scroll down for some DIY methods to choose from!


Aloe vera gel

You can buy aloe vera gel sold commercially or scoop out some yourself from the leaf of an aloe vera plant. Take the aloe vera gel and apply it to your face and then massage it using circular motions for about 15- 20 minutes, rinse it off using warm water, and you can then moisturize your face with a moisturizer.

This is the simple, effective way of using just aloe vera, but you can combine aloe vera with various other substances to increase its efficiency! Some of the methods you can try have been mentioned below. Scroll down and choose the method which is most accessible to you!


Aloe vera + lemon  

The small sour fruit, how can it help in skin whitening? Lemons are filled with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce melanin production leading to your skin getting lighter.


Materials required- 

  • One tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Multani mitti (fuller’s earth)
  • One teaspoon honey


Steps to follow-

  1. Take a clean bowl and add all the ingredients and mix well
  2. Apply the mixture and let it rest for 15-20 minutes; you can also keep it until it dries off
  3. Rinse it off using water and pat dry your face.


Aloe vera +shea butter 

Shea butter contains vitamin E, which is known to reduce inflammation and help in skin whitening. It also helps restore the skin’s elasticity and remove blemishes and wrinkles.


Materials required- 

  •  One tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • One tablespoon shea butter
  • One teaspoon olive oil


Steps to follow-

  1. In a clean bowl, mix in all the ingredients to make it into a paste
  2. Clean your face with water and pat it dry, then massage the paste onto your face using your fingertips
  3. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off using water
  4. Repeat this twice or thrice weekly to see effective results.


Aloe vera + banana 

Banana contains vitamin E and C, which promotes skin whitening. Banana is also known to clear out excess sebum from the skin, helping reduce acne.


Materials required- 

  • One tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • One ripe banana
  • Rosewater


Steps to follow-

  1. Take a clean bowl and then mash the banana into it
  2. To it, add the aloe vera gel and a few drops of rose water, mix it in to create a paste
  3. Massage this mixture onto your face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes or until it dries
  4. Rinse it off using water, and then pat dry your hair
  5. Moisturize using a moisturizer.



Aloe vera + mango 

Mango is a tasty fruit to eat, but did you know it’s famous in skincare too? Mango is filled with vitamins like A and C that help reduce inflammation of the skin and lighten the tone; it also helps in collagen production leading to reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains minerals like copper, magnesium, and potassium that help improve the overall health of your skin!


Materials required-

  • One tablespoon Aloe vera gel
  • Some pieces of mango


Steps to follow-

  1. Put the fruits in a clean bowl and mash it.
  2. Add the aloe vera gel into the mash and mix it to make a paste
  3. Apply the paste onto your skin and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes, and let it dry
  4. After it dries off, rinse it with water, and after that, pat it dry using a clean water
  5. Apply moisturizer to your skin


Aloe vera + vitamin E + lemon juice 

Vitamin E is a great cleansing agent and helps increase the skin’s elasticity. When combined with lemon juice, vitamin E oil will help whiten the skin because of its vitamin C-filled lemon juice’s antioxidative nature.


Materials required-

  • One teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • One teaspoon of vitamin E
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice


Steps to follow –

  1. In a clean bowl, mix all the ingredients
  2. Massage it onto your skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  3. Rinse it off with water and pat dry your skin
  4. Apply moisturizer.


Aloe vera + milk

When milk is combined with honey and lemon, it acts as a natural bleach, helping make your skin lighter. It is also effective in removing dead cells, and the lactic acid present in milk helps in skin whitening.


Materials required-

  • One tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • One tablespoon milk
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One tablespoon


Steps to follow-

  1. In a clean bowl, mix aloe vera gel and milk to form a paste
  2. Apply this paste to clean skin and massage it in
  3. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse it off with water
  5. Pat dry your skin and then apply some moisturizer.




Q. How to make aloe vera gel at home?

Pluck out a leaf from the aloe vera plant and cut the leaf diagonally along the whole length of the leaf, and remove the green skin. Now you will be able to see the transparent gel-like aloe vera gel, simply scoop it out, and you have aloe vera gel!


Q. Can I use aloe vera gel on my lips?

Yes, you can use aloe vera gel on the lips; it is a great way to moisturize the sensitive parts of your skin, like your lips and your under eyes.



The skin color you currently possess is the best and most beautiful, but if you are looking for skin whitening to fade out tanning, you now know seven different ways to use aloe vera with various other ingredients! Choose the one that is most accessible and start on your skin whitening journey!

Let us know in the comments which method you found most helpful!


2 thoughts on “How to Use Aloe Vera for Skin Lightening”

    • Aloe Vera + shea butter (Aloe Vera Butter) remove dark circles and spots from the faces so sure you can try it. But Make sure you do a patch test on skin before using it


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