It is true that fairness is not the yardstick to measure beauty. But most women still want to have a fair complexion. In fact, many women who are fair fail to maintain the same due to various factors. One of the main factors that hinders fair and flawless complexion is the rising levels of pollution.
The skin gets a dull and lifeless look and the fair complexion goes for a toss as well. Along with pollution, exposure to sunlight is also a main reason for developing unnecessary tan and the fair complexion is lost. In fact overexposure can lead to spots and pigmentation, giving the skin a dark look. High levels of stress, lack of sleep, improper diet etc also cause the fair complexion to fade away and makes way for dull looking skin.
Refrain from cosmetic products for getting fair skin
There are innumerable advertisements of fairness creams and lotions which are aired on television and other kinds of media. They claim to make your skin fairer within few days of use. The majority of these products contain bleach, which helps in lightening the skin tone considerably. But the results of the same are short lived. Not only this, these products also contain harsh chemicals, which cause serious side effects. This is the reason such products should be avoided or should be used minimally.
Using natural products for getting fair skin
Instead of using cosmetic products for getting fairer skin, choose natural products for the same. Using these products will not only help in getting fair skin, but will cause no side effects as well. Mentioned below are some natural and homemade beauty tips with which fair skin can be obtained:
Lemon and oats face pack
To make this face pack, you will need 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and about 1 tablespoon of cooked and mashed oats. Ensure that there are no lumps in the oats. Mix both the ingredients together to make a smooth paste. Now apply the same on the face and massage gently. Let the pack remain on the face for about 20 minutes or till the time it dries up completely. Once it dries, wash with cold water and use a clean and soft towel to pat dry. The best time to apply this pack is before going to take a bath in the morning.
Along with healing the skin and reducing inflammation, oats are a great exfoliator as well. It removes grime, excess oil and other impurities from the skin. Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and helps in skin brightening.
Dried orange peel and yogurt face pack
Take about 1 tablespoon of unflavored and fresh yogurt and some dried orange peels for making this face pack. After drying the orange peels, grind them to get fine powder. Take the yogurt in small bowl and add about 1 tablespoon of the orange peel powder to it. Mix both the ingredients well till you made it into a smooth paste is made. Use this paste on the face uniformly. Let it be there for about 15-20 minutes. Use cold water for rinsing the same for best results. Apply the face pack in the morning before taking bath.
Orange is a potent source of Vitamin C and acts as a great skin tonic. Yogurt on the other hand helps in retaining the lost glow of the skin. It helps in combating issues like aging signs, including fine lines and wrinkles as well as skin discoloration. Skin moisturization and hydration is also handled effectively by yogurt.
Saffron and milk
Take 2-3 teaspoons of raw, cold milk and few saffron strands. Put the raw milk in a small bowl and add the saffron strands to the same. Cover it and let it remain like that for 3-4 hours. Now clean your face thoroughly. Apply this mixture on the clean face. Be careful that you clean your face properly before applying this. Let it remain like this for 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This can be done every day in the morning for best results.
Milk helps in moisturizing and nourishing the skin from deep within, making it soft and supple. On the other hand, saffron has shown to promote skin complexion considerably. The use of saffron has been seen since historic times for getting fairer and blemishes complexion.
Sea salt and olive oil scrub
The mixture of sea salt and olive oil can be used all over the body for getting smooth and fair skin. Create a mixture using the ingredients. The ratio of olive oil and sea salt should be in the order of two to one. This body scrub can be used all over the body. Massage for few minutes. Use cool water for rinsing off the oil scrub.
This natural scrub is not only highly effective, but also cheap at the same time. The scrub helps in getting rid of dead skin cells from the body. When these dead cells are removed the body has a fresh and glamorous look. In fact, you can get fairer skin with this scrub as well.
Gram flour and turmeric pack
To make this amazing pack for getting fair skin, you will need 1 tablespoon gram flour and 1 teaspoon turmeric paste. Raw turmeric is widely available in the market. Peel the raw turmeric and create a smooth paste by grinding it in the mixer. Take a small bowl and add the turmeric paste and the gram flour as per mentioned amounts in it. Mix them well. Then add about 1 tablespoon milk in the same. Blend all the ingredients till a smooth paste is formed. Clean you face thoroughly before applying this pack. Apply the pack on your clean face and let it remain for 15 minutes. Use normal water for washing off the pack.
Turmeric is a great antiseptic and has proved to deal with various kinds of skin problems like pimples, acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. It also nourishes dry skin by getting rid of dead cells and impurities. On the other hand, gram flour helps in improving fairness and rectifies sun tan and dark patches on the skin. The skin gets a radiant and bright glow with the pack.
Milk cream and walnut pack
You will need 4-5 walnuts and about 1 tablespoon milk cream for making this pack for fair skin. For about an hour soaks the walnuts in water and then make a smooth paste by grinding them in the mixer. To this paste, add milk, cream and mix well. Apply the paste on the neck and face. Massage the areas in soft manner and in circular motion for about 5 minutes. Leave it like that for 20 minutes. Use normal water for rinsing it off.
Walnuts are loaded with various nutrients and helps in nourishing and moisturizing the skin from deep within. Skin complexion also improves with walnuts. Milk cream is a soothing skin toner and brings glow to the skin instantly.
Papaya and honey pack
Keep ready about ½ cups of ripe papaya and 1 teaspoon honey for making this face pack. The ripe papaya has to be mashed, so that a thick and smooth paste is formed. Add honey to the mashed papaya and mix well. Apply the pack on the face and let it remain for 20 minutes. Use cold water for washing off the pack.
Honey is a well known ingredient that promotes skin hydration and moisturization, and imparts a radiant glow to the skin as well. Ripe papaya has papain, which aids skin renewal. Antioxidants as well as vitamin A, C and E are also present in ripe papaya, which protect against infections and helps in skin moisturization. It is also an effective natural skin whitening solution along with being natural sun screen.
Cucumber and tomato pack
To make this pack, you will need 1 small tomato and ½ cucumber peeled. Take the tomato and mash the same to form a smooth paste. Now grate ½ cucumber, finely and add it to the tomato paste. Now mix both the ingredients well. Apply the paste on the face and keep it for about 20 minutes. Use normal water for washing off the pack.
Both tomato and cucumber have properties of making the skin fair by bettering the skin tone naturally. They also help against sunburns and sun tans and gives a radiant glow to the skin.
Along with adding great taste and texture to foods, coconut milk also helps in giving fairer looking skin. Grate raw coconut and then squeeze the same to extract milk from the same. Coconut milk can be applied all over the face, including the lips. Let it remain for some time and then wash off with normal water. You will get glowing and fair skin on regular use of coconut milk on your face and neck.
Honey and milk pack
This pack can be made by using 1 tablespoon raw milk and 1 tablespoon honey. Take a small glass bowl and mix both the ingredients in the same. While applying the mixture on the face, massage it softly in circular motions for about 2 minutes. Let the pack be there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water after that.
Both milk and honey are excellent for the skin. Along with other benefits, both the ingredients promote skin whitening giving a fairer complexion.
Try the above mentioned tips and get a fairer and radiant skin.