8 Simple And Quick Home Remedies For Fair Skin

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Many cosmetic products like BB creams, Tinted lotions, Moisturizers etc claim to provide instant fairness. But all of these products lighten your skin only for a short duration. Fairness cannot be achieved overnight and one has to take care of one’s skin regularly to achieve the desired natural fairness. For instant glowing natural and fair skin, always keep these mantras in mind:

a. Follow the CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturising) routine daily.

b. Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. This will help to remove the dead cells and open pores, thus lightening your skin tone.

c. Always use sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out from home. A good sunscreen with SPF 40 will help to prevent tan in the Indian climate.

d. Drink adequate amount of water to keep your body and skin hydrated. A good night sleep is also very important for healthy and glowing skin.

e. Indulge in home remedies like face packs and scrub for natural fairness.

Simple and Quick Home Remedies for Fair Skin

Here are some easy and quick skin lightening home remedies:

1. Lemon:

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Lemon is the best natural remedy for skin lightening. It helps to reduce the blemishes and dark spots. Rub fresh lemon juice over the darkened skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Remember not to expose yourself to the sun, while doing this treatment. There is no way that you look for skin lightening tips and not find lemon on the list. You should be careful as lemon can cause irritation on the wounds and cuts.

2. Milk:

Prepare a face pack by mixing 1 teaspoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Make a smooth paste and apply all over your face. Rub gently in circular motions and keep for 15 minutes. Use low fat milk if you have oily skin and full cream milk if you have dry skin.

3. Turmeric:

This is an ingredient used by our ancestors and is still considered one of the best skin lightening agents. Prepare the mask by combining 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 3 teaspoons of fresh lime juice. Apply over the exposed skin and keep for 15 minutes. You should be careful while using this pack, as turmeric can stain your clothes.

People with sensitive skin can dilute the pack with a little amount of water.

4.  Egg Pack:

Beat an egg till it’s fluffy and frothy. Apply on the face and keep it on till it dries off completely. Wash off with cool water. You can also add lemon juice or 2 drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil, to reduce the smell of the egg.

5. Tomato:

Tomato contains lycopene, which helps to reduce tan instantly. A perfect choice for the home remedies for skin lightening. This face pack will lighten the skin tone, reduce tan and eliminate the dead cells on the face. In a blender, add 1-2 tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. You can also add gram flour (besan) into it. Blend well to make a smooth paste. Apply this all over the face and keep for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water and repeat this procedure daily before bath.

6.  Hot Oil Body Massage:

Enjoying your weekends? Indulge in the hot oil body massage for relaxation and also to get fairer skin. Choose base oil such as almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil. To this, add crushed neem and tusli leaves and warm gently. Apply this all over your body and massage well. Keep for 30 minutes and get into the shower. Hot oil massage increases the blood circulation all over the body and thus reduces tan.

7. Yogurt Pack:

In 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt, add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply on your face and keep for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Repeat this procedure daily for best results.

8. Fruit Pack:

Fruits can work wonders for your skin and also provide you with naturally glowing skin. Prepare a fruit pack by combining the pulp of an avocado, papaya and cucumber. Then add 2 teaspoons of cream or malai. Mix well to form a paste and apply all over the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. People with oily or combination skin can avoid adding cream, they can add multani mitti instead into the pack.

A good beauty regime, healthy diet and proper exercise are the keys for getting healthy and glowing skin.

Till then take care and keep it stylish!

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I am a 20 year old engineering student.. An avid writer, orator and a journalist by hobby, I am also a food blogger... I love getting dressed in chic clothes and the right make up of course!!!

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18 thoughts on “8 Simple And Quick Home Remedies For Fair Skin

      1. preeti

        I use to have a very fair skin. long time before I had very bad sunburn. since then my skin is getting darker. I also have some brown patches on forhead and checks. I take good care of my skin. I always put sunscreen and at night use Estee lauder Advanced night repair to heal the past damage. but I have noticed that my skin is getting darker. Please advise

  1. Simrin

    Good one ankita:) will try them soon. tumeric and milk works best for skin lightening. This pack can be used everyday other day before bed time for long time results. But before that you should do a patch test if at all tumeric gives an allergy to your skin, incase it does you should stop using it!

  2. Cleo J. Shannon

    Hi there, please i have a sensitive body but my legs (lower body) are too stubborn to respond to body creams.

    My upper body responds so fast and please i will like to know what remedy to use so as to achieve a uniform and brown skin as on the picture.
    Thanks for your time

  3. Divya

    Hi ankita, thanks for this post. can u tell me whether using two packs a day is advisable? i wish to use tomato pack daily, which im already doing. Is it advisable to use turmeric one after tomato or the milk honey one after tomato pack? My face has small spots and tanning and i have one month to go for my marriage.

  4. sheena

    Hi ankita . I m 15 year old & i have to look fair in short period of time as my skin colour is brown. Plz. help me our to overcome from this situation

  5. roopa

    hi i am roopa ,i am 23 year old & i have to look fair inshort time as my skin colour is brown. please help me our to overcome from this situation & now days many pimples are coming i am feeling very bad.i

  6. Roshini

    In this tough pollution and environmental conditions, it has become difficult to maintain glowing skin, but thanks to such articles which help. This articles is very good and will surely try fruit pack