For a number of women, the area around the mouth or eyes suffers from hyperpigmentation, making it darker than the rest of the face.
While resorting to bleaching products is one option, there are numerous homemade recipes that can lighten the skin and have the added bonus of being chemical free. Try some of these methods for a more even skin.
Yogurt: Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is great for bleaching the skin. Leave it on your face for a few minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This also helps get rid of freckles.
Oranges: Take two spoons of orange pulp and combine it with a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture on your face before you go to sleep and wash it off the next morning.
Honey: Darkness is often caused by dry skin and honey helps lighten as well as moisturise the skin. Apply it on the face for ten minutes, then wash off with warm water. This also helps remove the dead skin cells and makes your face look brighter in general.