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Home Remedies For Fair Skin: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2021

What are the best home remedies for fair skin?

Being under the sun for too long without protection, pollution and exposure to dust can make your skin darker. To get fair skin, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your face with a mixture of rose water and milk:

    Mix a bowl of milk and a banana and apply it on your face and keep it on for at least 30 minutes and then wash it off. These mixtures act as natural antidotes. They wash off the dead tissues and dust that results in the fresh and bright face. Orange juice contains Vitamin C and Vitamin A which helps in minimizing spots, pigmentation and giving an evenly toned fairer complexion.

  2. Take half a bowl of orange juice:

    Dip small cotton wool in it and gently dab on your entire face. Wash it off after 10 minutes. Follow this process for a week and you’ll notice your skin getting visibly fairer.

  3. Make a mixture of gram flour, turmeric and lemon juice and apply it over your face:

    Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash it off and apply some moisturizer. Use it a few times a week for a month to get a fairer complexion.

  4. Milk:

    Milk is an effective home remedy as it acts as a cleanser as well as It also helps in lightening the skin. You can directly apply full cream milk on your face by mixing it with honey.

  5. Stay hydrated:

    Drink plenty of water is effective for glowing skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and soft. It prevents dark circles and blemishes on the skin. It prevents ageing by flushing out the free radicals.

  6. Coconut water:

    Coconut water possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps in reducing the dark spot and gives glowing skin.

  7. Yoghurt mask:

    Yoghurt is a skin lightening remedy which helps to give glowing skin. You can directly apply yoghurt by mixing it with honey.

  8. papaya mask:

    Papaya contains Vitamin C which is an important nutrient for glowing skin. Papaya can also be used as skin exfoliator as it helps to remove dead skin cells.

  9. Rose water:

    Rose water is used as a skin toner that narrows down the skin pores and makes it look soft and even. You can daily apply rose water before going to bed at night for the better results.

  10. Turmeric:

    Turmeric is one of the most effective home remedies for fair skin. You can directly apply the turmeric mask by mixing it with lime juice.

  11. Tomato mask:

    Tomato is an anti tanning agent that helps to reduce tan from the skin. You can directly apply tomato pulp by mixing it with lemon juice.

Summary: Fair skin can be achieved by applying a mask of turmeric, tomato, papaya, yoghurt, milk and honey. Drink orange juice, lemon water, coconut water. Stay hydrated.

Are there any side effects of remedies for fair skin?

If you have pale skin, applying turmeric might make your skin yellow. The suggested ingredients generally don’t show any side effects but if you’re allergic to something mentioned in the list, you may feel itchiness and irritation on your skin with minute rashes and redness.

If you feel uncomfortable applying any of the ingredients on your face, then immediately stop using the remedy and wash your face with cold running water.

Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

  • Always use sunscreen while going out.
  • During the dry season, use moisturizer.
  • Eat a lot of green vegetables.
  • Lemons and oranges should be taken regularly.
  • Use moisturizers regularly if you have dry skin.
Summary: Follow the guidelines if you want to maintain glowing skin. Avoid junk food. Use sunscreen lotion and carry your umbrella. Stay hydrated.

How long does it take to recover?

You can get lightened skin even within 7 days if you follow the instructions and guidelines provided in the remedy section.

There is no fixed period as to when the effects of the remedies will appear. Sometimes the effects may appear even after a week, sometimes it might take a month. The recovery period depends on your skin type. However, normally natural remedies take longer but have very fewer side effects.

Summary: You can get glowing skin within 7 days if the guidelines are followed.

Are the results of the home remedies for fair skin are permanent?

No, the post remedy steps are not taken, it wouldn't take long for you to lose your fair complexion. However, if you do take proper care, you can get a brighter fair skin with these natural home remedies for fair skin.

Try to avoid consuming junk food regularly as it makes your face oily and dull. Carry an umbrella and use sunscreen lotion to prevent your skin from getting exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Summary: Follow the guidelines if you want to maintain glowing skin. Avoid junk food. Use sunscreen lotion and carry your umbrella. Stay hydrated.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for fair skin?

All the items used in the remedies are easily available in the market and can be prepared without any formal training.

Summary: No, training or expert assistance not required to follow these remedies.

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Written ByDr. Neha Anand Gadodia MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,DNB - Dermatology & VenereologyDermatology

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