16 Essential Homemade Beauty Tips For Fair Skin

Essential Homemade Beauty Tips For Fair Skin

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Who doesn’t crave for that perfect Barbie look – long hair, fair skin and a flawless glowing complexion? In this article, I am going to cover an exhaustive list of beauty tips for fair skin at home. But this isn’t all about just face packs. I have tried to cover foods and other basics that are often ignored.

Before we get to the fairness tips, you need to realize that protecting your skin from further damage is of the utmost importance. Otherwise, all our attempts will be of no use as our skin will keep sustaining damage and you will keep wondering why none of the treatments are showing any results! So how can we do this?

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Simple Daily Skin Care Necessities:

Our skin needs time and care for it to regenerate and leave behind its old and tired self. Without this, improving our skin condition and colour is an absolute impossibility. This is why we need to ensure the below basics to make time for the skin to heal itself.

  • Drink a lot of water. Make it a habit to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water every single day.
  • Sleep well. Do not stay awake till late at night.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Follow a good skin care routine. Do not skip the exfoliation part on a regular basis as without this, we cannot get rid of dead and dry skin that accumulates and makes our complexion appear dull. You needn’t always buy a scrub. Homemade scrubs are just as effective! Use oatmeal as an exfoliator instead of a packaged product. There are many options!
  • Remove your makeup before you sleep every night. Yes, do this every night without fail no matter how dead tired you are! With makeup on, your skin cannot repair itself.
  • Incorporate Vitamin A and Vitamin C rich foods in your diet. This will bring a natural glow to your skin. Vitamin C tablets are available as well. You can have one every day after your lunch for a clearer skin tone.

Homemade Beauty Tips For Fair Skin:

So, now the question is how to become fair? Now that you have taken good care of your skin, it’s time to pamper yourself. Lather on these lovely face packs and relax as they work their magic. These are some of the oldest and most popular homemade beauty tips for the face that our grandmas have passed on to us!

1. Tea water and honey face pack:

Things you will need:

Tea water and honey face pack

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  • 1 cup of tea water (cooled down)
  • 2 spoons of rice flour
  • ½ a spoon of honey

The rice flour acts as a very good scrub and honey moisturizes the skin. 

Method:

  • Mix the above ingredients and apply on the skin. Leave it on till the mask dries completely for around 20 minutes or more.
  • Before cleaning the mask with water, make sure you massage the facial skin in circular motions; this is very important as it removes the dead skin and evens out the skin tone.
  • Then wash your face with cold water .This gives you a fairer and even skin tone. 

2. Oats and lemon face pack:

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp of oats; cooked and mashed (helps reduce inflammation and heals the skin)
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice (lemon helps lighten the skin tone)
  • If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with water.

Method:

  • Mix the above ingredients and apply on the face by massaging into the skin.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes
  • Wash it and pat dry.

Look into more of these oatmeal face packs for a fairer face and glowing skin

3. Turmeric and lemon face pack:

Things you will need:

Turmeric and lemon face pack

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  • Gram flour
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon juice
  • Milk 

Method:

  • Mix all the above ingredients and apply evenly on the face.
  • Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s dry, clean your face.

[ Read: Benefits Of Turmeric ]

4. Turmeric and tomato face pack:

Things you will need:

  • Turmeric
  • Tomato juice

Method:

  • Mix turmeric with tomato juice
  • Apply on your face and allow it to dry
  • Wash your face with tepid water.

This is quite a popular pack among women for its simplicity and the results it produces!

  • Alternatively, try this even simpler remedy. You can take out the tomato pulp and massage your skin with it. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. This will help to bring about a change in your complexion if done every day.

5. Turmeric face pack:

This is an all-time favourite! The results have always been so stunning that this has now become a must-do ritual for a bride before the wedding day!

Things you will need:

Turmeric face pack

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  • Gram flour (Good exfoliator)
  • Pinch of turmeric (lightens skin tone)
  • Milk (moisturizer) 

Method:

  • Mix all the above and apply the mask
  • Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s dry, clean your face.

6. Yogurt and dried orange peel:

Things you will need:

  • Dried orange peel
  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt

Do not throw away those orange peels after eating the fruit! Dry the orange peels first under the sun.

Method:

  • Grind the dried orange peels to powder.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of it with 1 tbsp fresh and unflavored yogurt to make a paste.
  • Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes
  • Then rinse off.

7. Yogurt and lemon:

Yogurt and lemon

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Things you will need:

  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt and mix well.
    • Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes
    • Then rinse off.

Method:

This will not only make your skin fairer but it will also reduce the acne marks and dark spots (if any) on your skin.

8. Milk, lemon juice and honey:

Milk, lemon juice and honey

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Things you will need:

  • Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey

Method: 

  • Use 1 tsp each of milk/milk powder, honey and lemon juice, and mix together well.
  • It should be applied on cleansed skin and left for 15-20 minutes
  • After that you can rinse it off.

9.  Milk and saffron:

Things you will need:

  • Cold unboiled milk (raw) – 2-3 teaspoons
  • A few strands of saffron (also known as kesar)

Method:

  • Put 5-6 strands of saffron in the milk in a bowl
  • Let it stay for 3-4 hours
  • Cleanse your face and neck, and apply this
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash off with lukewarm water

This is one of the most effective means for achieving fairness. It also makes your skin soft and smooth. Raw milk is not very heavy; hence, this will suit all skin types.

10. Papaya and fuller’s earth:

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp papaya pulp
  • 1 teaspoon fuller’s earth (multani mitti)
    • Mix the two together
    • Apply on cleansed skin
    • Let it dry and rinse off

Method:

This makes for a refreshing summer mask as well.

11. Potato:

Potato pack

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Things you will need:

  • Potato slices, in pulp or juice form.

Method:

  • Use potato slices or the paste of potato as a mask or you can even apply the juice on tanned portions of the skin.
  • This can be applied twice daily on your skin.
  • After 15-20 minutes, wash off with plain water.

12. Lemon or orange rind:

Things you will need:

  • Lemon or orange rind
  • Raw milk

Method:

  • Take lemon zest or lemon rind (the outer skin grated), or even orange zest; dry them out in the sun (do not microwave) and then grind them to powder.
  • Store in a dry air tight container
  • Mix it with raw milk and use as a pack on the affected areas.
  • Wash off with warm water only.
  • Immediately use a cooling toner.

Here are some more Ayurvedic face packs for fair skin.

13. Healthy diet:

With daily care and treatments nailed, what we need to monitor next are our eating habits. For without the right nutrients, our skin cannot undo the damage that it sustains on a daily basis!
Here we tell you what you should eat. In other words, a healthy diet for your skin is necessary!

The right quantities of all the ingredients need to be consumed for the skin to portray health and for the fairness to reflect.

14. Sun protection and care:

With all this attended to; there is still one thing you need to keep firmly in mind! Do not step out into the sun without protection! Are you wondering why? How can forgetting one lotion cause so much damage? Don’t ever question the effects of the harsh sun rays and the UV radiation that your skin is exposed to when you step out of your home! That is why you need to use a sunscreen!

  • Always apply a sunscreen before stepping out into the sun.
  • An SPF of at least 30 or more depending on your skin type is necessary.
  • UV rays darken and damage your skin! So, make sure you reapply your sunscreen every four or five hours.

These are of course not fail-proof! But if you have already spent too much time in the sun, you first need to lose the tan and burns. Try these out to address the issues.

15. Homemade tan removal:

Tans are inevitable! No matter how much sunscreen we lather on, the brutal sun these days finds a way to harm us! There are several ways to remove tan right at your home. Here is an excellent article to remove tan at home.

But here we shall enlighten you on one of the most famous tan removal packs ever!

Ubtan

This traditional country treatment includes the use of a mixture of besan, turmeric and yogurt. Turmeric removes the blemishes and dark spots. Yogurt clears the excessive tan. And, besan handles the cleansing of your skin. It suits all skin types and can be done every day as it is very gentle. The effects are visible quite immediately but removal of tanning needs a couple of days or weeks, depending on the intensity of the tan.

16. Homemade sun burn cure:

Well, sun burns are but natural once you hit a beach for your vacation, but that doesn’t mean you need to go back to work looking toasted.

Here is one solution you will definitely love!

Vinegar:

Vinegar has antioxidants which fight free radicals and also keep bacterial and fungal infections away. More than these reasons, however, the pH level of your skin is restored effectively with the use of vinegar. Take a clean spray bottle and fill it with some vinegar. Spray it directly on the affected areas and allow it to dry. Normally vinegar dries within 2 to 3 minutes, and you can instantly feel the cooling and relaxing sensation on your skin. You can follow the same procedure once in every 5 hours to prevent the burning sensation and to cure your sun burn faster.

Click here to know how to get rid of sun burns.

Try these homemade beauty tips for fairness and get naturally glowing skin.

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