Who doesn’t desire a clear and fair complexion? A lot of women go to great lengths to achieve it. Ancient Indian royalty bathed in rose petals and milk to obtain a great complexion. Many women drink milk with turmeric and saffron to get flawless skin. Of course, with so much advancement in medicine and technology, today, women can get professional help to brighten their complexion. Here are some sure shot tips to get a fair complexion in a short period of time. Just about anyone can work towards brightening their skin in a jiffy. That’s a promise!
The Shortest Ways To Fairer Skin
- Purify Your Blood
- Detoxify Your System
- Set A Proper Skin Care Routine
- Opt For De-tan Facials
- Use Anti-Blemish And Spot Removal Creams
- Try Chemical Peels
- Make Lifestyle Changes
1. Purify Your Blood
At some point, every woman would have walked up to the medical counter and bought a pack of blood purifying medicines, whether it was for skin-related issues or gynecological problems. These medicines help in proper digestion, allow your liver to work well, and also help regulate your metabolism, and therefore, keep your weight in check.
It’s simple – if your system is clean and functions properly, it will reflect on your skin. Therefore, if your digestive system is healthy, you are sure to have a clear complexion. It is important to consult a doctor before taking these medicines just to ensure you are not allergic to any ingredients present in them. Else, instead of having clear, fair skin, you will end up with lots of acne.
You can also go the natural way, and include blood purifying leaves and vegetables in your diet. Green leafy vegetables, neem, and bitter gourd will help clear your stomach and purify your blood. A great morning habit would involve the following: Make a paste of neem leaves by blending them with a little water. Add a pinch of turmeric to the paste and mix well. Take a teaspoon of this paste on an empty stomach. This will ensure that your system is clean and clear, and in good working condition. This, in turn, will reflect on your skin. You will be left with a fair, clear complexion, all thanks to neem (1).
2. Detoxify Your System
Detoxifying your system on a periodical basis is very important. Flushing out toxins will definitely ensure lesser eruptions, and a blemish-free, bright, and clear skin. The best detox drink is lemon and honey mixed in warm water. You can have this first thing every morning (2). Alternatively, having fresh aloe vera juice on an empty stomach will help detoxify your system (3).
3. Set A Proper Skin Care Routine
Your skin needs to be cleansed from inside out. While blood purifiers and regular detoxification clean your insides, you need to follow a regime to keep your skin free of pollutants and germs on the surface too. For this, a CTM routine (cleansing, toning, moisturizing) is extremely essential. It takes care of the skin and makes your complexion fair and bright.
It is important to choose products that suit your skin type, particularly if you have oily skin. These products will thwart the production of excessive oil. Oily skin is more prone to dirt and dust deposits on the surface of your skin, making it look darker than usual.
Exfoliation is also essential for fair complexion. Scrub your face at least twice a week to remove dead skin. This will automatically enhance your complexion and improve the texture of the skin.
Another important skin care tip is to use sun protection before your skin is exposed to the harsh, harmful rays of the sun. Use a sunscreen lotion with a good SPF content before you leave the house.
You could also use anti-tan facemasks, and try different home remedies using tomatoes and cucumbers to combat the effects of the sun on your skin.
4. Opt For De-tan Facials
Regular visits to the parlor to get professional skin polishing, de-tan, and sun protection facials are extremely important.
A professional bleaching treatment, done once in three months, works wonders in cleansing your skin superficially and improving the skin tone and complexion.
You can also apply this effective homemade face pack to combat the effects of the sun. A mixture of gram flour, milk, and a pinch of turmeric will do the trick. Apply the paste on your face. Leave it on for a while till it dries up, and then scrub it off. You will notice that your skin tone is immediately lightened.
Talking about home remedies, DIY masks made with the following ingredients always help to lighten the skin tone – fuller’s earth, lemon, milk, cream, curd, cucumber, and tomatoes. You could look for different DIY mask recipes with these ingredients for instant results. But, you need to make sure you know your skin type before you use these masks. Also, doing a patch test before you use them is essential to avoid any allergic reactions.
5. Use Anti-Blemish And Spot Removal Creams
Acne and spots leave a trail of pigmentation on their way out, and prevent you from achieving fair, clear skin. Therefore, it is important to know your skin type. Use face packs and creams that have the power to remove these spots and blemishes. Blood purifiers can also help in this regard. If you’ve had severe acne in the past, you might need professional help or use dermatologically approved creams to get rid of these spots and blemishes. In a matter of days, you will have clear, fair skin. The biggest mistake we commit is to pop pimples, which can leave marks behind. Also, you should refrain from exfoliating your skin when you have acne. Wait until the acne dries up, and only after that can you consider using scrubs on your face.
A quick home remedy to get rid of pimples is to apply toothpaste on the breakout. The pimples are sure to dry up overnight.
6. Try Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are quite effective in improving the texture and complexion of your skin, especially if the sun has damaged it. There are many chemical peels available out there. Some are mild, and some are strong. The basic concept of skin peels is to melt or destroy the superficial layer so that new skin is formed, and as it heals, the complexion transforms. However, these peels do have side effects, and the healing process is not pleasant since the peeling is noticeable. This procedure is expensive too. It is best to consult a doctor before you go in for this procedure.
Age also needs to be taken into account before you consider skin peels. They are not advisable until you are in your late 20s. Also, people with sensitive skin are asked to refrain from opting for this technique as they face adverse reactions to the chemicals.
Your dermatologist might suggest other alternatives to skin peels, depending on your skin type and the level of damage. You might want to have a little chat with the doctor to decide what is best for a fairer complexion.
7. Make Lifestyle Changes
A healthy diet is extremely important for good skin health. Avoid oily, processed, junk food. Load up of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Drink lots of water. This is the most natural and effective way to improve your complexion.
Exercise is also very important. Sweating removes the unnecessary salts and toxins, and, in turn, imparts a healthy glow to the skin. You can also indulge in any form of exercise that you enjoy. It will ensure that your hormones are balanced, which paves the way for a good complexion.
Another important point to note is that you must never sleep with your makeup on. It will clog your pores and result in wrinkled skin.
Some women are blessed with beautiful skin and a fair, clear complexion, but most others have to work towards it. Always remember that beauty is not just on the surface, but it needs to come from within. Abiding by these skincare rules will definitely help you acquire a clear and fair complexion in a short period of time.
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