How to Get a Fair ComplexionThe causes for a dark skin or complexion could be many. Some of the most common ones are hereditary – people who have a dark skin often have children who are dark-skinned too, hyper pigmentation, skin disorders and sun rays.The sun can be our biggest enemy. If you do not wear sunscreen and protective clothing, your face will be at risk for burns, skin damage and hyper pigmentation that make skin to look blemished and patchy. Use a good quality sunscreen when going out in the sun to protect the skin from tanning as well as the sun’s UV rays.
Skin whitening is a procedure in which the darker skin is made to look lighter. Though there are several techniques in whitening the skin, it is essentially done through the exfoliation – getting rid of dead skin at the outermost layer of the skin and unveiling a new layer.
Cheap Home RemediesYou can make a face mask from ordinary kitchen goods. Here are some recipes which are inexpensive to make and you probably have the ingredients right in your kitchen.Home remedies must be done regularly and best results are obtained if they are inculcated as a part of daily routine. Aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, buttermilk, castor oil, dandelion sap and lemon juice are some popular home remedies used to lighten complexion and dark spots on face. Apply to the face once or twice a day.
Tip!If you use lemon juice, wait until it dries before going into the sun. Don’t forget to use sun screen products.
Honey & Almond Face MaskMix 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, and Â½ tsp of almond oil. Apply on face and wash off after 10-15 minutes. This pack helps bring shine to the skin and also removes tan.
Oatmeal & Tomato Face MaskMix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin.
Milk & Lime Face MaskA tbsp of gram flour mixed with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice works well for lightening dark skin. Apply this mixture and leave it for 15 minutes before washing off. Repeat for 4 weeks and follow up with once a week.
Almond & Milk Face MaskSoak 4 almonds overnight. Grind into a fine paste using milk. Apply on face and neck and leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. Do this daily for 15 days, followed by twice a week.
Mint Leaves Face MaskApply a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water, continue for 15 days.
Tomato Juice & Lime Face MaskApply a mixture of grated tomato with 2-3 drops of lime juice on the face. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing off. Do this twice a day for 15-20 days for best results.