Flaunting a fair and flawless complexion is everyone’s dream. There are many readymade fairness creams that can lighten your complexion instantly. However, if you want healthy, fair and glowing skin, then you need to work hard and have patience. It is very difficult to change the amount of melanin naturally present in your skin; however you can always remove sun tan and pigmentation caused by overexposure, stress and neglect. A disciplined approach towards a skincare regime can give you a healthy and glowing complexion you always desired.

On that note, here we talk about the simple ways that can help you get fair skin! To know more, keep reading.

Tips For Fair Skin

Many cosmetic products like BB creams, tinted lotions and moisturizers 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 fairness. For instant glowing and fair skin, always keep these mantras in mind:

  • Follow the CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine daily.
  • Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. This will help to remove the dead cells and open pores, thus lightening your skin tone.
  • 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.
  • Drink adequate amount of water to keep your body and skin hydrated. A good sleep at night is also very important for healthy and glowing skin.
  • Indulge in home remedies like face packs and scrub for natural fairness.

Home Remedies To Get Fair Skin:

Here is some easy and quick skin lightening home remedies for fair skin:

1. Lemon:

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.

[ Read: Homemade Skin Lightening Remedies ]

3. Turmeric:

This is an ingredient used by our ancestors and is still considered as one of the best home remedy for fair skin. 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 tulsi 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.


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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/bansarimalik/ Bansari

    Nice tips.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thnak you… :)

      • 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

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Edna_Wilson/ Edna

    nice and useful information

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you edna!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ashley_Brook/ Ashley

    lovely tips

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Happy that you liked it!!!! :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Saba_Naaz/ Saba

    Useful Post. Will try this!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      do try and let me know…:) :)

  • 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!

  • zakvic

    any tips for holes ??

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cleopatra

    Hai roopa ….you can try sandalwood powder which worked for me…..and use turmeric to avoid pimples…….

  • Swati verma

    thank u very much as i was in need of it…..

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    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      Thanks! :)

  • Diyaa

    Hey, Thanks Ankita for the great post. I personally can vouch for the sandalwood pack and turmeric pack. If you have a dry skin you can just add few drops of glycerin to the pack. In this way you will get a fair and also soft skin tone.I find all the articles to be very helpful as they are very simple DIY that I can try everyday at home after a busy day.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us :) Hope you will find some more to try out in near future. If you have any new ideas, feel free to share with us too!

  • http://monicarathor2@gmail.com monica

    I have oily skin give me tips how can i ger oil free skin

  • Elizabeth

    How many times a time do I apply lemon?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Elizabeth, you can apply lemon juice on your skin once in a day, preferably before going to the bed. If you use it anymore than once remember to moisturize well. Its mostly harmless but it is still an acid and while acids aren’t all bad, they can still be harsh on the skin if you overuse them and you don’t want to further irritate the skin with more lemon just to see results faster.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Tulasi, pack for the removal of tan are:
    1. Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice Pack – Take a tablespoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix in a bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this pack every day after you get back home from the sun.
    2. Tomato, Yogurt and Lemon Juice Face Pack – mix 2 tablespoon of tomato pulp, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of yogurt in a bowl and apply on face and hands. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shamini, there are several face packs that can be applied for glowing skin.. one such face pack is cucumber and lime juice face mask. You will need, One tablespoon cucumber juice, One teaspoon lime juice, One teaspoon turmeric and One teaspoon glycerine (for dry skin).Mix all the ingredients and apply on your face can be applied under and around eyes also. Apply with the help of cotton balls. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water .For best results use this face mask daily for a week. This is a best for oily skin and for dry skin add some glycerine. .

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Raga, few of the face packs that you can try for face lightening are:
    1. Yogurt and oats – Take 2 Tbsp of yogurt and 1 Tbsp of oats. Whisk the yogurt in a glass bowl and add the oats to it, mix well and apply on face and neck massage using soft motion on face, neck and arms for 5 minutes, leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off thoroughly with water.
    2. Orange peel and sandalwood powder pack – Take 1 Tbsp of orange peel powder and 1 Tbsp of sandalwood powder. Mix these two in a glass bowl and add some water to it to have a thick consistency, apply it on clean face and neck, massage for 5 minutes, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with water.
    Follow the remedy regularly for a couple of weeks to see its effect on your skin. These ingredients help to control the oiliness of the skin, treat dark spots and pigmentation.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Navya, some of the simple ways to get rid of tan are:
    1. Yogurt and turmeric mask – Add the pinch of turmeric to a cup of yogurt and mix thoroughly till you get a uniform paste. Apply this paste on affected areas and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Do this regularly for a couple of weeks.
    2. Aloe vera – Apply the fresh aloe vera gel on your face and hands and leave it on overnight. Wash off with normal water in the morning.
    Hope these remedies help you. Do try them and share your experience with us.

  • Ayush Infinity

    .. this is Ayush… we had a sports day in our high school.. We had to practice a lot in the hot sun at peak hours… due to this I got tanned really very bad till the neck..and my hands too… I also have to heyattend my cousins marriage in few days…. Is there any solution for this…???

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Ayush, there are few simple home remedies to get rid of tan naturally like:
      1. Cucumber and lemon juice pack – Take a tablespoon each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and rose water and mix in a bowl. Apply with cotton on tanned areas, wait for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Apply this pack every day after you get back home from the sun.
      2. Tomato and yogurt pack – mix 2 tablespoon of tomato pulp, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of yogurt in a bowl and apply on the affected areas. Let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash with cold water.
      These home remedies might require little time and patience to show results. Another option is to go for a detan mask at your salon. Post detan session it is important to use a sunscreen regularly.