Time and money are precious to us, but we are willing to spend both of them when it comes to enhancing our natural beauty, and our skin enjoys plenty of attention. It is only fair to be so because a beautiful face starts with a healthy skin and that’s why it is worth knowing which remedies work for each type.
Take fair skin for example, which is thin and white and almost always regarded as beautiful, even though it requires special treatment. Genetics play a major role in deciding what type of skin we get, so if your parents had fair skin, it is very likely for you to inherit this trait.
On the other hand, it helps to avoid sun rays as much as possible, because it stimulates the production of melanin upon exposure. Avoiding these detrimental factors is one way of maintaining a fair skin, but there are a couple of active steps you can take to restore fairness.
① Basil (Tulasi) and Besan Face Pack
Grab some basil leaves and grind them using pestle and mortar to extract the juice and then use a washcloth to drain the basil’s juice. Add some besan (gram flour) to make a paste and apply this to your skin.
Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse the face with lukewarm water. It only takes a couple of minutes for this powerful homemade remedy to produce effects, with results being visible in a matter of weeks.
Among the key ingredients for many homemade remedies, honey is also a great choice for those who want to maintain a fair skin. Take half teaspoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon , gently rub it on your face and repeat the routine twice a day, in the morning and before going to sleep. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing as usual.
Fruits are also recommended for creating beauty masks and papaya is among those that you should always have around. Discard the skin and crush the contents of the fruit, until you create a thick paste and apply all over the face and even your arms.
The idea is to cover the skin that is more likely to be exposed in sun rays and leave the concoction for roughly an hour before washing it off.
④ Lemon – Rose Water
Instead of purchasing commercial products that claim to be using rosewater, take a hands-on approach and help yourself to some rose petals.
Lemon- rosewater: – Take 1:1:1 ratio of lemon juice, rosewater, and glycerin. Mix all the ingredients very well. Keep it in air tight jar and store in the refrigerator but do not use it more than 7 days.
Before going to bed apply this solution on the face, neck, hands and legs. Next morning wash it with water. This solution works wonder as it not only gives your fair complexion but also gives skin a moisturizer.
⑤ Turmeric Face Pack
Widely regarded as a powerful healing agent for many conditions, turmeric is also a proven remedy for those who try to restore their fair skin complexion. It has been used in the Far East for centuries and if applied on a daily basis on your skin, it will produce the much desired fair complexion.
Mixing turmeric, yogurt or milk, and gram flour to exfoliate your face on an alternate day to get fairer skin. Exercise caution while using turmeric, as it will give yellowish tinge to your face. You can read the full instructions here.
Not all the homemade remedies rely on exotic ingredients and the old-fashioned yogurt can also work wonders for your face.
A single tablespoon of curd applied daily can lead to the fair complexion that you seek, and the only side effect is that it’s it fights off the bacteria responsible for acne.
You can never have too much cucumber at home, because this plant is just as potent for cosmetic product as it is healthy when cooked.
The easiest way of using it is by applying a couple of slices on your skin, but if you have the time and want to maximize the effects, crush it until you create a paste or produce small quantities of juice.
Add to this; it is proven to remove dark circles around the eyes, and it should be fairly obvious why cucumber is frequently cited by those who advertise beauty solutions.
Cucumber- rosewater: – Same as above take 1:1:1 ratio of cucumber juice, glycerin, and rosewater. Keep it in the refrigerator and don’t use it more than 3 days. Apply this mixture before going to bed and next morning, wash it with water. Repeat this daily.You will get amazing results.
When thinking about lemon juice and its astringent properties, one might think that it is not suitable for your face, but this is only a misconception. Apply the juice every day for a couple of weeks, to restore your fair skin or get the desirable complexion. This is not suitable if you have sensitive skin.
⑨ Tomato Juice
If you don’t like the pinching sensation created by lemon, then you should contemplate the possibility of using another option. Why not make use of the abundant tomatoes, which can be easily squeezed into juice and applied lavishly all over your face.
You can use this homemade remedy every day, as they are inexpensive and you can extract a lot of juice from just a handful of tomatoes. Just mash the tomato pulp and rub the juice into your skin using cotton ball/pad to give a pinkish glow to your skin.
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse as usual. Tomato is excellent for giving you fair skin tone. Applying tomato also absorbs excess oil while treating open pores of your face.
Few would expect potatoes to have any miraculous properties that would make them suitable for beauty remedies, but they are ideal for removing black scars as well.
If these are preventing you from enjoying the fair skin you once had, apply a few slices of potato or squeeze some juice from it. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse as usual. Do this routine daily to see results.
⑪ Tender Coconut Water
The very idea of applying coconut water all over your face feels refreshing and given the fact that you can also use the tender coconut for scrubbing the skin, nothing will go to waste.
Establish a healthy supply of coconuts and use it every day, as they also worked brilliantly at removing the blackheads. Grab a cotton ball and dip it into the coconut water and apply into your skin. Let it sit for 5 -10 minutes and rinse as usual. Do this twice a day for best results.
⑫ Egg Yolk
Another homemade remedy that has been used for centuries by women from all over the world has the egg yolk at its cornerstone. Take the yolk and add 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of yogurt (curd), it will create a powerful mixture that applied daily will remove blackheads while hydrating and revitalizing the skin.
We all know that the watermelon is more than 90% water, so it comes as no surprise that it is so easy to extract huge quantities of juice effortlessly.
Use it to wash your skin every day to prevent it from losing its fairness and maintain your beautiful complexion.
⑭ Milk and Saffron
Not many homemade remedies can be either applied on the skin or drank, but this is the case with milk and saffron. For facial purposes, you need to apply it on your face and gently rub it in circles.
Take 250 ml of milk and apply some saffron in it. Mix them well and apply this mixture on your face evenly and leave it for 15 minutes.
Alternatively, you can also drink this mixture for better results. Several results proved that milk and saffron brought next to pink complexion.
⑮ Sandalwood Paste
You only need small quantities of Sandalwood paste as this potent concoction if applied daily for a full month will restore your battered skin to its former fairness.
Apply sandalwood paste mixed with almond oil to get fair skin. This home remedy is a good home facial for getting fair skin at home.
⑯ Orange Peel
Take some grinded orange peel and mix it with some honey or curd and then apply it on the face for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off with cold water to get the lighter tone.
Although home remedies do provide solutions for skin problems, a nutritious diet & regular exercise plays a significant role in maintaining healthy skin. Eat lots of green vegetables, fruits, grains, and cereals.
Supplement your diet with skin protective foods like milk, honey, yogurt, and yeast. Include foods rich in vitamins A, B and C, proteins, iron and iodine for healthy skin. Drink plenty of water (3-4 liters) every day.
Follow a regular exercise regime. Learn to meditate and manage your stress level. Don’t forget to take adequate sleep to relax your mind and body and of course, wear sunscreen when going outdoors.