Tips for Fair skin

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We all secretly desire for long, lustrous hair and flawless complexion. In this post, we have covered an exhaustive list of beauty tips for getting fair skin at home. But this isn’t all about just face packs. We have also tried to cover specific foods and other basics that are often ignored or overlooked.

Simple Daily Skin Care Necessities:

Your skin needs time and care for rejuvenation and regeneration. Without basic care, improving your skin condition and tone would be a difficult task. This is why you need to follow these skincare basics to ensure a youthful, glowing skin.

  • Drink a lot of water. Make it a habit to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water every single day.

  • Sleep well. Do not stay awake till late hours in the night.

  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.

  • Follow a good skin care routine. Do not skip exfoliation as without this, you cannot get rid of dead and dry skin that accumulates and makes your complexion appear dull. You needn’t always buy a scrub. Homemade scrubs are just as effective! Use oatmeal as an exfoliator instead of a packaged product. There are many natural options available.

  • Remove your makeup before you sleep every night. Yes, follow this step every night without fail no matter how tired you are! With makeup, your skin cannot repair by itself.

  • Incorporate Vitamin A and Vitamin C rich foods in your diet. This will bring a natural glow to your skin. Vitamin C tablets are also available. You can have one tablet every day post lunch for a clear skin tone.

Homemade Beauty Tips For Fair Skin:

So, now the question is how to become fair? Now that you have taken good care of your skin, it’s time to pamper yourself. Apply these lovely face packs and relax as they work their magic. These are some of the oldest and most popular homemade beauty tips for the face that our grandmas have passed on to us!

1. Tea water and honey face pack:

Things you will need:

  • 1 cup of tea water (cooled down)

  • 2 spoons of rice flour

  • ½ a spoon of honey

The rice flour acts as an excellent scrub and honey moisturizes the skin. 

Method:

  • Mix the above ingredients and apply on the skin. Leave it on till the mask dries completely for around 20 minutes or more.

  • Before washing off the mask with water, make sure you massage in circular motions; this is important as it removes the dead skin and evens out the skin tone.

  • Wash your face with cold water .This gives you a fairer and even skin tone. 

2. Oats and lemon face pack:

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp of oats; cooked and mashed (helps reduce inflammation and heals the skin).

  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice (lemon helps lighten the skin tone).

  • If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with water.

Method:

  • Mix the above ingredients and apply on the face by massaging into the skin.

  • Let it dry for 20 minutes.

  • Wash and pat dry.

3. Turmeric and lemon face pack:

Things you will need:

  • Gram flour

  • Turmeric

  • Lemon juice

  • Milk 

Method:

  • Mix all the above ingredients and apply evenly on the face.

  • Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes.

  • Once it’s dry, clean your face.

4. Turmeric and tomato face pack:

Things you will need:

  • Turmeric

  • Tomato juice

Method:

  • Mix turmeric with tomato juice.

  • Apply on your face and allow it to dry.

  • Wash your face with tepid water.

This is quite a popular pack among women for its simplicity and the glowing results!

  • Alternatively, try this even simpler remedy. You can take out the tomato pulp and massage your skin with it. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. This will help to bring about a change in your complexion if done every day.

5. Turmeric face pack:

This is an all-time favourite! The results have always been so stunning that this has now become a must-do ritual for a bride before the wedding day!

Things you will need:

  • Gram flour (good exfoliator)

  • Pinch of turmeric (lightens skin tone)

  • Milk (moisturizer) 

Method:

  • Mix all the above ingredients and apply the mask.

  • Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes.

  • Once it’s dry, clean your face.

6. Yogurt and dried orange peel:

Things you will need:

  • Dried orange peel

  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt

Do not throw away the orange peels after eating the fruit! Dry the orange peels first under the sun before grinding.

Method:

  • Grind the dried orange peels.

  • Mix 1 tbsp of it with 1 tbsp fresh and unflavored yogurt. Make a paste.

  • Apply and keep it on for 15-20 minutes.

  • Then rinse off.

7. Yogurt and lemon:

Things you will need:

  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt

  • Fresh lemon juice

Method:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt and mix well.

  • Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes

  • Then rinse off.

This will not only make your skin fairer but it will also reduce acne marks and dark spots (if any) on your skin.

8. Milk, lemon juice and honey:

Things you will need:

  • Milk

  • Lemon Juice

  • Honey

Method: 

  • Use 1 tsp each of milk/milk powder, honey and lemon juice, and mix to form a paste.

  • It should be applied on cleansed skin and left for 15-20 minutes.

  • After that you can rinse it off.

9.  Milk and saffron:

Things you will need:

  • Cold, unboiled milk (raw) – 2 to 3 teaspoons

  • A few strands of saffron (also known as kesar)

Method:

  • Put 5-6 strands of saffron in the milk.

  • Let it stay for 3-4 hours.

  • Cleanse your face and neck, and apply this mix.

  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

This is one of the most effective means for achieving fairness. It also makes your skin soft and smooth.Raw milk is not heavy; hence, this will suit all skin types.

10. Papaya and fuller’s earth:

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp papaya pulp

  • 1 teaspoon fuller’s earth (multani mitti)

Method:

  • Mix the two together.

  • Apply on cleansed skin.

  • Let it dry and rinse off.

This makes for a refreshing summer mask.

 

11. Potato:

Things you will need:

  • Potato slices, in pulp or juice form.

Method:

  • Use potato slices or the paste of potato as a mask or you can even apply the juice on tanned portions of the skin.

  • This can be applied twice daily on your skin.

  • After 15-20 minutes, wash off with plain water.

12. Lemon or orange rind:

Things you will need:

  • Lemon or orange rind

  • Raw milk

Method:

  • Take lemon zest or lemon rind (grated outer skin), or even orange zest; dry them under the sun (do not microwave) and then grind them to powder.

  • Store in a dry air tight container

  • Mix it with raw milk and use as a pack on the affected areas.

  • Wash off with warm water only.

  • Immediately use a cooling toner.

13. Healthy diet:

With daily care and treatments nailed, what you need to monitor next is your eating habits. For without the right nutrients, your skin cannot undo the damage that it sustains on a daily basis.
Here we tell you what you should eat. In other words, a healthy diet for your skin is necessary!

The right quantities of all the ingredients need to be consumed for the skin to be healthy and for the fairness to reflect.

  • Eat fruits with Vitamin C for the antioxidants they contain.

  • Balance your diet to get the right amount of proteins and unsaturated fats along with fresh, green vegetables to provide the right portions of nutrients for your skin to naturally care for itself.

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