20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin
By Refadoc, Posted on : Friday, 19 June 2015 - 5:00 pm IST
Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. However, modern day world seems to associate the concept of beauty with the outer physical beauty rather than the soul of the person. Today, beauty is being associated with the fairness of a person and women all over the world seem to be looking for new and better ways to enhance their ‘external beauty’. If you too are looking for ways to enhance your external beauty, here are some ways by which you can do so:
Top Homemade Beauty Tips for Fair Skin:
Honey is one of the best ways to obtain a fair skin tone. Adding a teaspoon of honey to your beauty regime and applying it on your face and then circulating it in a circulatory motion is one of the best ways to obtain a fair skin tone. You can do this twice a day – once in the morning and again at night. You would be able to see the difference in a couple of days. However, it is not advised to use milk along with honey.
Papaya might be known to overheat the body, but it can be excellent for your skin tone. Take a papaya, peel off it’s skin and crush the fruit to make a thick paste. You can use this paste on your face and arms. Allow the paste to sit for an hour at the least. Wash it off after an hour and you would be able to see the difference within a month.
3) Tulsi or Basil Leaves:
Tulsi is an amazing gift of God when it comes to gaining an excellent skin tone. It can cure illnesses and can work wonders on the skin as well. Tulsi is known to be an excellent remedy when it comes to removing sun tan and to gain a fair skin. Take a few leaves and grind them well with the help of a stone. Apply this paste all over your skin and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and repeat this for about three weeks to observe the difference. If your skin is pimple prone, this is going to work miracles on your skin.
4) Rose Water:
Rose Water assures to provide you with a fair skin within a couple of weeks. You can either purchase bottles of rose water from the market or could take the rose petals and allow them to soak in the water for a day. Later, you can apply this water all over your face. It is also recommended, if possible, to wash your face only with rose water. When you are washing your face with rose water, it is not advised to use soap then.
Every Indian knows about the amazing benefits of Turmeric when it comes to gaining a fair skin tone. Turmeric is deemed holy in India and studies have proved that women who use Turmeric over their skin are known to obtain a fair skin complexion. Turmeric is not a costly solution and it is one of the best things that you can apply over your skin. It can be applied all over the face, hands and feet regularly in the morning and before you go to bed.
6) Yoghurt or Curd:
Curd is another one of the ingredients which are easily available when it comes to raiding your kitchen. Curd is known to provide you with a fair skin tone in no time. Take a spoon of curd and apply it all over your face in the morning. This remedy is not only going to make you look fair in about a week but is also known to kill acne causing bacteria living in your skin. If you are allergic to curd, then it is not recommended to try this remedy.
Cucumber is easily available in the summer months at every home. Being a low cost vegetable, it can be easily purchased and used. The elements present in Cucumber are known to reduce the amount of melanin in the skin and also gets rid of the tan! These are some of the major reasons why it is recommended to use Cucumber to get a fairer skin tone. You can either crush the cucumber to make a paste and apply it over the skin or could squeeze out the juices of the cucumber for better use. Cucumber is not only known to increase the fairness of the skin but it is even known to extract the heat out of your skin and leaves it cool and fresh. Black heads can also be done away with by using Cucumber juice regularly over your skin. You can use circular pieces of Cucumber around your eyes in order to get rid of the dark circles.
Lemon Juice can work wonders on your skin. You can apply it all over your and can do it as frequently as you want to. Though in the beginning, lemon juice may produce a pinching sensation for some time, but that is quite natural. It shoyld not be treated as a side effect. One lemon each time will be quite sufficient for applying on your skin. You can try this for about a month before seeing the results.
9) Tomato Juice:
Using Tomato Juice over your skin is known to leave your skin feeling refreshed. Tomatoes have long been used and recommended for fair skin tone. Take a tomato and squeeze it’s juice properly along with the pulp. Use it all over your skin and you would be able to see the difference in about six weeks.
Though this may come up as a surprise, Potato is quite efficient in providing you with a fair skin tone. It can also be one of the best remedies to get rid of the black scars from your face. If you are suffering from burn marks on your face, Potatoes can be used in order to get rid of those.
11) Coconut Water:
Washing your face with Coconut Water is best known to make you feel glowing from inside out. It helps to get rid of the sun tan as soon as possible and leaves you feeling refreshed. You can either apply a tender coconut all over your skin or could wash your face with water. This helps to get rid of the blackheads and improves the complexion of your face as well.
12) Egg Yolk:
Egg yolk is another one of the best known remedies for fair skin. Take the yolk and put it in a bowl after crushing it into a paste. Add a spoon of honey and curd in order to mix it properly. Add this mixture to your face pack regime. Apply it all over your face and allow it to dry. Then, wash it off with cold water. Doing this every second day for a couple of months will show you the results.
Applying cool chunks of watermelon to your face during the summer months twice a day are known to protect your skin from the sun tan and give it a fair complexion.
14) Milk and Saffron:
Nothing works as amazingly as milk and saffron when it comes to turning your skin tone a bit fairer. Though it might prove to be a little bit expensive, it is totally worth the expense. Take around 250 ml of milk, mix some saffron to it and allow it to sit for some time. Now apply this mixture all over your skin and leave it on. Do not perform any massage or any circular motion. This concoction is best known to provide women with a baby pink skin tone. Sandalwood Paste can also been added to this in order to produce enhanced effects. Apply sandalwood paste all over your face, just like a face pack for about 30 days to see amazing results. This is one of the major reasons why Sandalwood is used openly in fairness creams.
15) Hot Oil Massage:
Hot Oil Massages are not only known to be great for the relaxation of the body, but can also help provide you with a fairer skin. You can use any of the oils for this – almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil. Alternatively, you can also add crushed neem or tulsi leaves to this. Apply this all over your body and allow it to be massaged well. Do this for 30 minutes and then get into a shower. Hot Oil Massage is known to increase the circulation of the blood within the body and decreases the chances of tan.
16) Fruit Pack:
Fruits are nature’s best wonders for your skin. They can provide you with naturally glowing skin. You can prepare an amazing fruit pack with the help of an avocado, a papaya and a cucumber. To this, you can add 2 tablespoons of cream. Mix it well to form a paste and apply it all over your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. People suffering from an oily skin can avoid using cream and can add Multani Mitti to the pack instead.
17) Cumin Seeds:
though this is not well known but boiling a teaspoon of cumin seeds in water and washing the face with it daily is known to provide you with a clearer complexion and a good skin tone.
18) Gram Flour or Besan:
Gram Flour or Besan is a great exfoliator and works gently on the skin. It helps to exfoliate the skin without scratching or stretching the skin. Add 2 tablespoons of Gram flour and make a paste. This can be applied all over the skin in an upward motion. Let it dry completely and wash off with warm water. This helps to remove the dead skin cells and makes your skin look naturally fresh. Alternatively, you can also add rose water or turmeric to this for better results. It is not recommended to wash your face with soap after doing this.
19) Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti:
Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti packs are known to help soak up the oils in the skin and are great for people who suffer from an oily skin. It contains minerals such as Lime, Alumina and Iron Oxides which are known to provide you with a fairer complexion. Fuller’s Earth also contains a mixture of Montmorillonite minerals and Benotonite which provide your skin with a glowing complexion.
20) Carrots and Avocados:
It is recommended to make a face pack by mashing a soft avocado along with a cooked carrot. Blend it together along with a cup of heavy cream, an egg, a dab of honey and spread it all over your skin and neck. Wash it off after leaving it on for about 15 minutes to gain beautiful glowing skin.
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