Recipes for bleaching skin include yogurt, honey, oranges, gram flour, rose water and lemon juice with tumeric powder, states Top10HomeRemedies. However, there is not much scientific evidence to support the success of these recipes.
Mix plain yogurt with honey, and place it on skin for 6-9 minutes at a time, to achieve a lighter skin tone and promote a more even complexion, states Top10HomeRemedies.
Chemicals such as hydroquinone are documented to lighten skin. However, these chemicals can cause serious side effects, such as itching skin, blisters and burns. Consult a doctor before, during and after using skin bleaching products, cautions WebMD.