20 Quick Home Remedies for Fair Skin

Team HTV May 13 2016

If you dream of having a fair and flawless skin, then you’ve landed on the right page. There are a lot of fairness creams out there that can lighten your complexion instantly, but they come with their side effects. However, having a healthy, flawless and glowing skin is just a few steps away. Just reach into your kitchen and you’ll find all the remedies for a fairer skin right there. Here are few timeless natural beauty secrets that can make your skin fairer in just a couple of days. Just be patient a watch your skin glow.

1. Lemon for Skin Lightening


One of the best remedies for skin lightening, lemon helps reduce the dark spots and blemishes. Apply fresh lemon juice over the darkened skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Just make sure you do not apply it over sun burnt skin or wound. Of course it will burn!

2. Milk Mask


Milk is a natural cleanser. Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk and rub it in a circular motion on your face. You can do this daily to get rid of dirt that gets stuck in the pores. Use fresh milk before boiling it. If you use milk packs then opt for the low fat ones, just in case you have oily skin, to avoid acne.

3. Turmeric for Glow


You must have seen brides going crazy over turmeric and ubtans. This is basically because it gives your skin a glow and lightens your skin tone. Make a mask by mixing 1 teaspoon of turmeric with 3 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. Apply, leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

4. Egg Pack


Egg mask is the easiest one to make and does not take much of your time either. Beat 1 egg till it becomes fluffy and apply it on your face. Wash it off as soon as it dries off. This also helps shrink your pores.

5. Reduce Tan with Tomato


Tomato helps reduce tan. Just dab on some tomato juice on your face and you are good to go. It also works as a toner and a sunscreen.

6. Yogurt Pack


Add 1 teaspoon of honey to 1 teaspoon of yogurt and mix it well. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. You can also make a glass of Lassi and apply the foam like remnants on your face to get lighter skin tone.

7. Fruit Pack for Whitening


Even the name sounds yum, isn’t it? Just don’t lick it off. Make a mask of papaya, cucumber and lemon. Add 2 teaspoons of cream or malai. Apply, leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. It is amazing for your skin. You get the vitamins and the skin remains hydrated.

8. Cumin Seeds


Boil one teaspoon of ‘Zeera’ in water and wash your face with this daily.

9. Coconut Water


Apply coconut water to your skin twice daily to get rid of scars, blemishes and pigment that darken your skin. This way you will get a natural glow.

10. Papaya



It contains vitamin C and certain enzymes that exfoliate your skin. Peel a papaya and then blend it into a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

11. Gram Flour


It is the most widely used ingredient in masks to get a lighter skin tone and get rid of sun tan. Add 1 teaspoon of yogurt to 2 teaspoons of gram flour. Add half a teaspoon of turmeric and lemon juice. Apply it to your face and wash it off after 20 minutes. Don’t apply soap after this treatment.

12. Multani Mitti


Fuller’s earth, commonly known as “multani mitti”, is a good remedy for acne prone skin, since it tends to remove the scars and makes our skin look fresh.

13. Green Tea


Not only does drinking 2 to 3 glasses of it daily makes your skin flawless, It also works efficiently when applied on the face.

14. Blueberries


These are antioxidants that cleanse your system. It contains vitamin C which, if made a part of daily life, will help prevent inflammation and give your skin a healthy glow.

15. Almonds


Eat almonds every day, soaked overnight. They can give the skin a healthy appearance and reduce dryness, while keeping your skin moisturized. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E which is good for the skin.

16. Potato juice


Peel and slice the potato and then apply it to your face. Rub it on your face in a circular motion. This will lighten your skin tone.

17. Alum

Commonly known as “phitkari”, it kills bacteria and removes hyper pigmentation.

18. Rose Water


It can be used as a toner that closes pores. It keeps the skin hydrated and clear, giving it a lighter appearance.

19. Honey


Honey has enzymes that work remarkably on your skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice twice daily and viola!

20. Water


Drink enough water and citrus fruit juices to make the skin fair and healthy. Hydrated skin stays healthy and plump, always.


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