A powerful ingredient used in traditional medicine that can supercharge your skin and even out your complexion. Yes, this simple ingredient when added into your skin care can help brighten your skin, even out skin tone and fade pigmentation.

All Natural Powder - Powerful Skin Brightener

Made with the root of licorice plant, This powder is rich in antioxidants, protein, calcium and glycyrrhizin acid.  Licorice extract can act as a natural skin lightening alternative to chemical hydroquinone. It can help repair sun damaged and promote healthy skuin. Licorice in the form of topical gels is also used to treat skin conditions like acne or eczema.

It can also help fade scar marks caused by injuries or any other marks of scarring by evening out one’s skin tone. This ingredient is also used to help treat hyperpigmentation, as it is a natural remedy to help lighten the skin and make it look brighter thus evening out skin tone and complexion.

How to make a DIY licorice root face mask for skin brightening at home?

1. Licorice and Honey Mask:


1 tbsp licorice root powder

1 tbsp of yogurt


Into a mixing bowl, add in the licorice root powder along with yogurt and give it a good mix until it becomes a thick paste. You can add a few drops of water (or rose water) if you find that the paste is too thick. Then set aside to use.

2. Licorice and Orange Peel Mask


1 tbsp licorice root powder

1/4 tsp orange peel powder or turmeric powder

Rose Water


Into a mixing bowl, add in the licorice root powder along with the orange peel powder and give it a good mix until properly combined. Then, add in water little by little until you get a smooth semi-thick paste. Then set aside to use.

How to use these licorice root masks to brighten the skin?

Wash your face/skin with a mild cleanser to get rid of dirt and grime. Then, using your fingertip or an applicator brush, apply this paste all over your face or skin (wherever brightening is required like to reduce hyperpigmentation or tan) evenly and leave it to rest for at least 20 to 30 minutes. You will observe that it starts to dry.

Then, after 20 to 30 minutes, use cold water to rinse it off and pat dry with a towel. You can use this mask two to three times a week for the best and effective results.

Moisturize after the mask and wear your sunscreen everyday to protect your skin and prevent any further hyperpigmentation.