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Top 5 Natural Remedies for Fair Skin

Top 5 Natural Remedies for Fair Skin

Although fair skin is not at all the standard of beauty, many people want their skin to get fair at any cost. This might be because of the social acceptance (right or wrong is not the issue here to be debated!), one’s own inner desire to be beautiful in a specific way or the fascination to explore one’s own limits of beauty. In my personal view, one should not try to alter what has been endowed by nature and dark skin is one of them! Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Whether fair or not, your admirers will always like you, love you! However, because this article is about getting fair skin through home remedies, I must concentrate on the topic. As this has been a favorite topic since ages, traditional and modern researches have been conducted to find the ways for making skin fairer. So, here are some of the remedies that have been successfully used by people in the past to have fair skin.

1. Turmeric Remedies for Glowing Fair Skin

Turmeric will purify your blood, nourish your skin and give it themuch wanted glow and radiance. And how does turmeric do this. This herb spice has excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-bacterial properties for reducing inflammation of skin along with all the blemishes, acne, pimples, pigmentation etc. on it. Include turmeric in your diet. You may also use turmeric in other ways to get fair skin.

Make a turmeric mask:

Lemon juice with its bleaching properties helps turmeric to give you fairer skin.

Get this:

  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice- 3 tsp

Do this:

  • Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder to 3 tsp of fresh lemon juice.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

Be careful with your clothes and surroundings as turmeric is capable of leaving stains everywhere.

Use turmeric scrub

Exfoliating skin is a great way to brighten up your skin. Use this home made scrub to get cleaner fairer skin.

Get this:

  • Turmeric- 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream- 1 tbsp (use milk if you have oily skin)
  • Gram flour- 2 tsp

Do this:

  • Mix turmeric, cream and gramflour well to make a scrub.
  • Use this mixture to rub your face gently with fingers. This will excellently exfoliate your skin and also make you fairer.
  • If you have oily skin, avoid using cream. Instead use milk or even water to make the paste.
  • Scrub for about 10-15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

Use turmeric with sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds can be very useful in getting fair skin.

Get this:

  • Sunflower seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Milk- 1/2 cup
  • Saffron- a pinch of it
  • Turmeric- a pinch of it

Do this:

  • Soak the sunflower seeds in milk overnight.
  • In the morning, grind the seeds to get a paste.
  • Mix saffron and turmeric with this.
  • Apply on your skin and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off.

Do this daily for prolonged period. It may take few weeks when you see change in your skin color.


Turmeric, rice powder, tomato juice facepack

fair skin for face pack

Make this facepack with all natural ingredients along with turmeric to get radiant glow and fairer skin.

Get this:

  • Turmeric- 1 tsp
  • Rice powder- 2 tbsp
  • Tomato juice- 2 tbsp
  • Milk- enough to make a paste

Do this:

  • Mix all the ingredients- turmeric, rice powder, tomato juice and milk to get a paste. Increase or decrease the quantity to get the right consistency that will stay on face.
  • Apply this mask to your face and neck.
  • Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

2. Almond and Almond Oil Remedies for Fair Skin

With all its nutrients including antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, Proteins, magnesium and calcium, almonds can do wonders for your skin. It can even give you a fairer skin. The most beneficial antioxidants in almonds cleanse and also eliminate toxins as well as free radicals in your body. The best way is to eat these nuts regularky, on a daily basis. But there are many other ways to get the smooth and glowing skin with the use of almonds and almond oil too.

Take an almond oil massage

Get this:

  • Almond oil
  • Neem (Margosa) leaves
  • Tulsi (Basil) leaves
  • Pinch of sffron (optional)

Quantity of all the above ingredients depends upon the fact how much area of your body you wish to massage- only face or also hands and feet or full body!

Do this:

  • Crush the neem and basil leaves.
  • Mix them with almond oil.
  • Make the oil warm (not hot)
  • Add saffron, if using
  • Massage your skin with this warm herbal almond oil.
  • Massage well and then leave it on your skin for about half an hour minimum.
  • Take bath.

Lemon juice, milk powder, almond oil remedy

Get this:

  • Milk powder- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Almond oil- 1 tsp

Do this:

  • Mix almond oil, milk powder and lemon juice.
  • Apply this mixture to your skin.
  • Leave it there for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with water.

Sandalwood almond oil mix for fair skin

Get this:

  • Sandalwood paste
  • Almond oil

Do this:

  • Mix sandalwood paste and almond oil
  • Apply this on your skin
  • Leave for 20 minutes minimum
  • Wash off

Almond milk paste for fair skin

Get this:

  • Almonds – 8-10
  • Milk- 1/2 cup

Do this:

  • Soak almond in milk overnight.
  • In the morning, grind them to get paste.
  • Add mor milk if needed to get a consistency of paste that can sit on skin.
  • Apply the mix on your skin.
  • Leave for 20-30 minutes
  • Wash off.

Black gram and almond pack for fair skin

Get this:

  • Black gram- 1 tbsp
  • Almonds- 4
  • Milk- 1 cup

Do this:

  • Soak black gram and almonds in milk overnight.
  • In the morning grind the thing to get a paste.
  • Apply on skin and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off.

3. Yogurt Remedy for Fair Skin

The lactic acid in yogurt exfoliates your skin to make it younger and glowing.Calcium and B vitamins in it also are helpful in regeneration of cell growth and regeneration. Yougurt is in fact a great ingredient for lightening your skin and making it fairer.

Make yougurt mask for fair skin

Get this:

  • Plain yogurt- 2 tsp
  • Honey- 1 tsp

Do this:

  • Mix yogurt and honey well.
  • Apply this on your face.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash off with water.

If your skin is tanned, mix a little tomato juice in yogurt and apply this to your skin daily not only to remove tan but also to get glowing skin.

4. Papaya Remedy for Fair Skin

The enzyme papain present in papaya is what contributes most towards making your skin lighter and fairer. It helps in skin renewal and in removing dead cells through its excellent exfoliating effects.Other than papain, the antioxidants, Vitamins A, E and C in papaya also help in making your skin young, supple and smooth.

Make papaya mask for fair skin

Get this:

  • Mashed papaya – 2 tbsp
  • Honey- 1 tbsp

Do this:

  • Mix honey with mashed papaya pulp.
  • Apply on your face and neck
  • Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.

Even if you don’t add honey to your papaya, you can still get all the benefits of papaya to make your skin lighter and brighter.

5. Fruit Remedy for fair Skin

Not only papaya, other skin friendly fruits too can come to your help in making your skin fair. Some of such fruits include avocado, cucumber, mango etc. Here is a very good recipe for a fruit mask which will give you fair skin than ever.

Make fruit pack for fair skin

Get this:

  • Avocado pulp- 1 tbsp
  • Papaya pulp- 1 tbsp
  • Cucumber pulp- 1 tbsp
  • Fresh cream- 2 tsp (if you have oily skin, use fuller’s earth in place of cream)

Do this:

  • Mix all the pulps (of papaya, avocado and cucumber)
  • Add cream or fuller’s earth to this. Mix well.
  • Apply this on your face and neck.
  • Leave for at least 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

Applying skin care remedies can, no doubt, give you lighter brighter glowing fair skin. However, to sustain this fairness and healthy skin, you must understand that you have to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. When you do exercises, particularly cardiovascular ones like walking, cycling, swimming and aerobics, your heart and lungs pump out good amount of oxygen rich blood. This travels all through your body giving you not only toxin free skin but also great health. Similarly, your skin gets nourishment from what you eat. If you eat food that is rich in toxins and junk, you’ll get a dull skin. When you eat healthy foods like fruits, veggies, and other beneficial fatty acids, your skin gets the nutrients so essential for blemish free soft radiant and glowing fair skin!


About Sara

Sara is a Boston-based registered dietitian who works with clients to improve their health by optimizing nutrition. You can find her running, sweating in hot yoga, cooking in the kitchen, dining out, or exploring. Eating Food-Mostly Plants, and improving our relationship with food, is the secret to lifelong health in her eyes.

50 comments

  1. Shazia Shazi Qaiser

    hmmm nice….:)

  2. info ws vey usefull… thnx

  3. Hope for the best…thank you.

  4. it is a Yellow powder, uses as a spcies. " Haldi"

  5. best way to get glowing and healthy skin fast. try to use eye rid serum and make your skin glowing and fair.

  6. Vikram Deepa Ahuja

    Its yellow powder derived by grinding dried roots of turmeric and usually available in any Indian grocery stores, costing 2-3 $

  7. Is turmeric makes the skin tone black???

  8. Turmeric remedy is very beneficial for your skin. It should be applied twice a week and after that, it brings a natural glow on your face.

  9. I always go with natural remedies as they have no side effects on our skin and also last longer. Papaya is very good for skin. It brings glow to our skin.

  10. kay swati bhabhi ……….??????

  11. This article is very useful & awsum..Thanks

  12. I m using milk, turmeric powder n rose petals powder. This is also very beneficial to skin. It brings a natural glow n soft..U can use n see d changes.Normally we think that turmeric use get the skin tan but if we add milk it ll be more soft n glow.It is difficult to practise daily but we hav to spend atleast 20minutes on this for our beauty.

  13. these product is very useful for us

  14. nice homeremedies thankyou……………

  15. herbal remedy is the best

  16. it's a natural therapy, good one, there is no side effect

  17. Thank you very much. This was very helpful.

  18. Hi Sara my daughter is 14 plays in sun have dark skin with pimples on forehead will u pls suggest me some remedy she is overweight also but not obese she has active lifestyle swims fr 2 hrs in morn plays badminton 1 hr daily and do karate alternatively days

  19. Check in supermart or organic store…you will get it

  20. Try Yogurt Remedy for Fair Skin to keep her skin healthy

  21. thank for such type of information

  22. give me suggestions to be naturally white
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  23. for make fair skin try to use dermalmd glowing serum which is work totally natural

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