Homemade Skin Lightening Face Pack For Dry Skin- Dermatologist Recommended

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 20/09/18

"Doctor, Please suggest a home remedy for reducing pigmentation and tanning?"

The first time I was asked this question, I was totally blank! But, now with research and experience, I recommend you to try this face pack that has following skin lightening ingredients:

  • Aloe vera
  • Licorice
  • Lemon
  • Papaya
  • Cucumber

I have chosen above ingredient based on research (references at the end of article).I have further modified the base ingredients used in this face pack for oily, dry and combination skin types. This article has a recipe for skin lightening face pack for dry skin. Click on this link given below for recipe of:

​​So, are you ready to try this easy DIY formulated by a dermatologist?

How to make?

This face pack has dry and liquid ingredients. You can mix and store the following ingredients in completely dry air tight container and add the liquid ingredients just before use:




For brand suggestion, click on the links given below:


10 spoons

Best Oats/Oatmeal For Skin & Health- Dermatocare Pick

Milk powder 5  spoons Any brand

Turmeric or Haldi

1 spoon

Best Turmeric for face and Health- Dermatocare Pick


Or Mulethi

1 spoon

Licorice or Mulethi for Skin and Hair

Lemon peel powder (omit in sensitive skin)

1 spoon

Best lemon peel powder: Dermatocare pick

Cucumber powder 1 spoon




To make a face pack, take 2 spoons of above mixture in a bowl and add following liquid ingredients

Liquid ingredients Quantity For brand suggestions, click:

Aloe vera


1/2 spoon Which is Best (chemical free) Aloe vera gel

Mashed Papaya


1/2 spoon Take papaya just beneath the peel


How to use?

What are the side effects?

This skin lightening face pack has many potent ingredients and can cause irritation, more common in sensitive skin type. Thus, always perform the patch test before first use. Secondly, do not expose your skin to the bright sun after putting this face pack because lemon in it might react under sun causing irritation.

How to store?

This face pack can be stored for 1-3 months, provided water does not get into it. Therefore, always store it in a dry and cool place.

Why these ingredients?

All the skin-lightening ingredients used in this face pack has following studies to back up their efficacy:

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